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Church of the Good Shepherd

Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7949, New Zealand
+64 3-685 8389
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The Church of the Good Shepherd is situated on the shores of Lake Tekapo amongst the natural beauty of the lake and the mountains. The Church of the Good Shepherd was built to the glory of God as a memorial to the pioneers of the Mackenzie Country. "Somehow the setting and the church combine to speak of God to those who enter and pause in the midst of their busy lives." - Peter Hurricks NO PHOTOS INSIDE Please do not use cameras, cellphones or tablets inside the church so that others may enjoy as is a place of prayer and reflection. PLEASE REMOVE YOUR WASTE There are no toilet or rubbish collection facilities in the area around the church so we kindly ask that visitors remove their waste and respect the natural environment around the church.
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Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7949, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Lake Tekapo and the Church of the Good Shepherd would have to be one of the most picturesque places in New Zealand. The amount of tourists that flock to this tiny chapel is testament to how popular is it. I'm not even religious and yet...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Visited this place in September 2017 on a weekday afternoon. The views from inside of the church is great (view of the mountains over the lake), but photography is not permitted. You will have to go in to view it yourself. Bus loads of tourists...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Church of good Shepherd, is located in the midst of such amazing creation. It can get a little crowded, but there are many photo spot that can give ur social circles a "wow", ice capped mountains, lake, and beautiful blue skies. What more can u...More

Thank Jesslin O
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

very pretty, the scenery is spectacular, short easy walk to test the water, freezing of course, lol windy and cold but beautiful

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

This unique tiny quaint church quietly stands over looking Lake Tekapo and takes only a few minutes of your time. Warning-take some bread if you have it for the very friendly ducks that great you in the car park.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful old historic church a photographers delight most senic place well worth a visit snow capped mountains perfect

Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Every time I visit Tekapo I have to come and take more photos of this beautiful church. Something about it draws me back and it never ceases to disappoint - a must stop and walk around and of course very photogenic

Thank Herbies1
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We arrived at this lovely spot about the same time as three large tour busses. The church sits before a stunning lake amidst a blanket of wildflowers. Truly delightful, but it would have been even more enjoyable without the hordes of people jockeying for spots...More

Thank Winsomebella2014
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

There are 3 best timings to catch the church with a spectacular background - Morning Sun where it hangs just halfway up the sky from the lake itself, and you could take a photo of the lake with the sun shining majestically upon the lake...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

A functioning church that sees lots of tourists taking photos in front of it. Quaint and if u do spend a min sitting quietly inside the church, it's actually really peaceful and serene despite the hustle bustle outside.

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Yennie_miuyin1
18 November 2017|
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Response from O8936FHmarys | Reviewed this property |
Apparently they are blooming. My friends were there last weekend and took some beautiful photos.
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beephengtan
28 March 2017|
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Response from annewillsau | Reviewed this property |
I travelled in the South Island in September. You have to be prepared for cold weather, there were some snow falls which added to the beauty of the island. It rains a lot on the west coast of the South Island. The weather... More
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Jorlyn L
15 March 2017|
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Response from Alister1960 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know. It is a working church and so there should be a website or the New Zealand tourist board should be able to assist.
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