Day 179: Lake Tekapo
Lake Tekapo is famous for it’s gorgeous blue/turquoise colored water and amazing purple, pink, and yellow lupine flowers. It’s all rather stunning and difficult to take in. You can just rest and relax with brilliant views or you can spend some time kayaking or hiking in the area. It’s well worth a few hours or even an overnight.
Lake Tekapo is a very convenient stop along with way if you’ve just been to Queenstown and are heading to Christchurch, or if you are just hanging out in the Queenstown area. The town itself is very small, with boutique type lodging, tiny shops and cafes, and great campervan and small cabin type lodging area right on the lake.
There is a little church that sits right by the water as well, with a front window that has the most amazing view of Lake Tekapo. Just be sure not to attempt to take any photos, or the woman monitoring the church may scold you and point to a not-so-obvious sign about no photos. Not that I would know anything about that. 🙂
If you have the time to hang out at Lake Tekapo, do visit! It’s well worth the time and the views will blow you away.