Lake Tekapo is situated in the South Island of New Zealand.
A one hour drive to Mount Cook National Park and village, makes this an ideal day trip. There are many walks available for the casual or the more experienced person.
The views around the shores of Pukaki are breath taking while driving the scenic route. Alternatively you can get close to Mount Cook, the glaciers and alpine lakes by taking a scenic flight with Air Safaris, Tekapo helicopters.
You will be spoilt for choice in the township of Lake Tekapo, where you can visit the new Alpine Springs & Spa where you can enjoy body and beauty treatments, hot pools and sauna. In the same area you can enjoy the outdoor public ice skating rink.
You can enjoy the pleasant surroundings of Lake Tekapo with guided walks and hikes. Or you can go Horse Trekking, fishing, or cycling.
Golf is another popular activity. The Mackenzie Golf Club boasts New Zealand's highest 9 hole course.
A trip to Mount John Observatory will satisfy the earnest star gazer, where these skies are the clearest, darkest and most spectacular in New Zealand.