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Lake Tekapo

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Address: Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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USD 108.25*
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Mount Cook to Christchurch Tour
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Christchurch to Mount Cook One-Way Tour
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Christchurch to Queenstown via Mount Cook One-Way Tour

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From the review, we know the place is a must see. It didn't let us down. Breath taking lake view especially when good weather. Could spend 2-3 hours here. Highly recommend.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

From the review, we know the place is a must see. It didn't let us down. Breath taking lake view especially when good weather. Could spend 2-3 hours here. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Recommended helicopter (instead of jet) ride and night sky tour. The most beautiful starry night I ever seen in my life! Suitable for kids too (and couples or friends... )

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

With lake levels low and surrounded by brown hills, it wasn't as picturesque as I imagined or seen in photos. Apart from the lake, there isn't a whole lot to do there when we visited . Eg. Not summer or winter. We used as a base for daytrips to Mt Cook as accommodation was too hard to obtain in that... More 

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Thank Annie C
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Head on out when there is a clear sky and you will be impressed. It's the darkest place in MZ so you will see plenty of shooting starts etc. during the day drive around the lake, plenty to see

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Thank Pete H
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Overrated, over crowded and underwhelming for the prices and commercial feel. The lake is beautiful and so is the drive to get here.

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Thank Wai2
Sevierville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful lake with picturesque views. Keep going past the Church and the throngs of tourists and head out Lilybank road and there are beautiful vistas and piece and quiet. We went out along the lake on the gravel road for miles without seeing another person and the views were spectacular!

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Thank Gary M
Cumberland Center, Maine
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hiking and spectacular views, the observatory, star gazing and great dining options. Bring your camera!

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great to just sit by the lake and relax, or you can hike around if you feel energetic. Just a very pleasant area, but 100s of tourists in the village area. so if you want peaceful you need to walk further.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

How lucky we were... to visit this marvelous lake on a sunny day! We all forgot what to say over the surreal beauty. Recent addition, ie. Bridge near the church, was also great.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This lake is surrounded by mountains and it's crystal clear water makes a very beautiful scenery. The town is cute and the drive alone lake tekapo and lake pukaki is very pretty as well.

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