Tekapo is a small village in the south west of Christchurch, New Zealand, that has an amazing climate and mind-blowing beauty all around the year. The snow-covered mountains, the beautiful lake and scenic wonders make this one of the leading unconventional tourist destinations of New Zealand. Hire a car and explore the untouched paradise of Tekapo. We bring you the top four things to do here to enjoy a distinct experience.
Drive or hike to the Mt. John summit and sip a coffee, while enjoying spectacular views, at the Astro Café during the day time. You can view day-time stars in the tour at the Observatory or go for a night tour at the world’s largest night sky reserve. Observe the stunning sky through telescopes and capture the beauty with your DSLR to take home some unforgettable memories.
Under the Mt. John, you will find the new Tekapo spring with a spa and winter park. You can choose from three hot pools that offer a unique view of the outdoors, with the lake and mountains. The spring water is kept hot using the heat produced from the ice rink, making it an extremely energy-efficient hot spring. Pamper yourself at the spa, indulge in the steam and sauna or take a dip in the 8-degree plunge pool!
If you are visiting Tekapo in winter, you must see the magical transformation of the mountains, when the snow recreates a perfect playground for skiing. You can also hike up the mountains, enjoy some local, steaming, delicacies, camp in a snow cave and make this, one of the most memorable trips of your lifetime.
The 9-hole golf course has an interesting history of establishment and is definitely worth a visit. If you want to travel light, you can hire equipment from the store here and enjoy a unique golfing experience by the lake. The golf course offers the perfect blend of leisure and activity and is definitely a must-visit in Tekapo. Tekapo is home to some of the most inviting accommodations, some great restaurants and cafes, and unrivalled adventure activities. Plan your next holiday here and experience the magic of this wonderland.