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The stunning scenery around Lake Tekapo is a photographers dream. All year round this special place will take your breath away. In winter the land is white with snow and in summer its golden with the tussock grass.
Finely ground rock in the glacial melted waters give Lake Tekapo a beautifully unique turquoise colour.
On the shores of the lake you'll see the beautiful stone Church of the Good Shepherd, where the altar window frames a perfect view of Mount Cook.
Lake Tekapo’s geographical and central location is protected from rough coastal weather by the Southern Alps in the west, and the Two Thumb Range to the east. This allows this highland location to enjoy some of New Zealand’s highest sunshine hours, and lowest average wind speeds.
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