Travel Blogs from Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

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Walking up Mt John, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

Walking up Mt John

A travel blog entry by rich

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... who were in the middle of the road, near Lake Pukaki. Jens was going to Christchurch, whereas I was just travelling an hour up the road to Lake Tekapo. On arrival, we said goodbye and I made my way to the YHA, working up a bit of a sweat as it was red ...

Stargazing at Mt John Observatory, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

Stargazing at Mt John Observatory

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... is dimly lit by red lights to avoid disrupting research being carried out, and looking around the vicinity below the mountain; only Lake Tekapo village produces any light –and that being managed to minimize the effect on the night sky. The tour ...

A sunny day under Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

A sunny day under Mt Cook

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... pricey but with a clear night looking on the cards, it will hopefully be worth it. The Observatory overlooks another turquoise lake, Lake Tekapo and the plains all around right up to the mountain ranges and on a clear day offers spectacular views. Once ...

Mt Cook, Mt. Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Mt Cook

A travel blog entry by anatkramer

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In my quiet backpacker in lake Tekapo three Israelies that I knew had just arrived. They looked all worn out and tired , barely standing on their feet. Then I was informed that they had just descended the famous Mt. Cook. They said that they came with ...

Out of the Gimp in with the Geeks, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

Out of the Gimp in with the Geeks

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... just made it. We drove to the top of the very steep and winding Mount John Road and admired the amazing views of Lake Tekapo and the surrounding Southern Alps and Mackenzie Plains. I asked at the cafe about the stargazing tour and they promptly passed ...

"Tranquil"

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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In the morning we left Dunedin, destination: Lake Tekapo. On our way out of Dunedin we stopped at Baldwin Street. Baldwin Street also happens to be the steepest street in the world, so naturally, I had to climb it. It didn't look too steep from the ...

Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Tekapo

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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Lake Tekapo was just a stop off point for us on the way to Queenstown. Arrived in the evening, cooked up some of Frank Royston's eggs and hit the sack fairly early. Lakeside Backpackers was where we stayed. Really nice and cosy with a fabulous view ...

Nice to see Yüh again, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

Nice to see Yüh again

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Lake Tekapo - Plenty of Fresh Air, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Tekapo - Plenty of Fresh Air

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... back down to the village took us along the shore of Tekapo and passed several herds of sheep. Dan also pointed out a Karearea - a New Zealand falcon - which glided overhead as I leapt for cover! Three and half hours later we had completed the round trip ...

The end of our days in the beautiful NZ :-(, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

The end of our days in the beautiful NZ :-(

A travel blog entry by lizand_rich

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... in a camperpark in Christchurch. Heavy hearted we said goodbye to our campervan and got on the 13 hour flight to Los Angeles. New Zealand has been fantastic and neither of us had one boring or disapointing day. It was a little bit like going home in ...

BBQ near the blue, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

BBQ near the blue

A travel blog entry by hodge

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A good sleep later we left Dunedin and headed in land back towards the southern alps, are destination Lake Tekapo. On the way the bus stopped at the Moeraki boulders, weird boulder on the beech for a quick photo shoot. All the buses here stop at these ...

Lakeside Luxury In Tekapo, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

Lakeside Luxury In Tekapo

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... a view from the alter window to outdo any church in the world.  We also found the sheepdog monument and then did a supermarket sweep before relaxing lakeside for the evening. Loving New Zealand… Miles cycled: 28 but it was still really hard ...

Penguins and lakes, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

Penguins and lakes

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... spectators. Monday was a very fun day. To start with, I toured the Cadbury factory in Dunedin, where a good part of New Zealand's chocolate is produced for local markets and for export. Interesting fact: there are 10 creme eggs produced for the NZ ...

First Impressions, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

First Impressions

A travel blog entry by ajpeel

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... making my way up the South island. We started in Bluff (the South end of the South island) and I've made it up to Lake Tekapo (in the middle of the South island). To date I have spent very little time in the typical touristy spots with the exception of ...

Flying Over the Mount Cook Range, Glentanner, New Zealand travel blog

Flying Over the Mount Cook Range

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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The pictures say it all... This was truely amazing, spectacular and awe inspiring.  The weather was amazing.  We both have always wanted to fly in a helicopter, but didn't expect to be this fortunate. - JJ & L x ...

Good Shepherd Church, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

Good Shepherd Church

A travel blog entry by thelees

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I was baptised in the Good Shepherd Church in Kensington, Cape Town, but it looks nothing like this ...

Crystal blue waters...., Lake Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

Crystal blue waters....

A travel blog entry by whereiscliffy

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... at Lake Takepo. Have a look at the stunning photo's of Lake Takepo - I woke up to this the following morning! Along with Lake Takeop is Australasia's highest peak known as "Mount Cook" standing at 3754 metres, surrounded by 200sq. km of alpine beauty ...

Mini road trip, south island, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

Mini road trip, south island

A travel blog entry by melanietravels

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Mitchy and I went on a mini road trip around the south island in my new car. New Zealand is incredibly beautiful at every turn, and the scenery literally changes completely every two hours, from mountains to fields to rain forest to coast. ...

Meet Louis, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

Meet Louis

A travel blog entry by thelomaxfamily

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... a delicious 'spag bol' before snuggling down for bed...after spending a while figuring out how to turn the chairs into beds! Lake Tekapo is honestly beautiful, and we were not expecting this kind of 'luxury' (well luxury for campervanning) Also, we were ...

Lake Tekapo: A must-see attraction. Really?, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Tekapo: A must-see attraction. Really?

A travel blog entry by steffen102

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... drive from Mount Cook National Park, where I finally had the chance to take a shower after four days :-), I arrived in Lake Tekapo. Unfortunately the clouds were also covering the entire sky here. After checking with the local tourism information for the ...

Jun 06, 2014, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

Jun 06, 2014

A travel blog entry by dittouf

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Lake Tekapo, LakeTekapo, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Tekapo

A travel blog entry by felicityb

... looked, made the bus journey seem extremely short and after a couple of stops to take the obligatory photos we arrived in Lake Tekapo. The hostel we stayed in was designed specifically for those travelling on ´Magic´`and was right beside the Lake ...

What happened to James Mackenzie?, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

What happened to James Mackenzie?

A travel blog entry by juliasussams

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The next day we drove through the beautiful Mackenzie Valley to Lake Tekapo. The Mackenzie Valley is sheep farming country; a difficult living as grass is so sparse in this surprisingly dry area. Apparently here it is snow or nothing. The eponymous James ...

Lake Tekapo and Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Tekapo and Mount Cook

A travel blog entry by nick.furmston

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Mackenzie Country, Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

Mackenzie Country

A travel blog entry by nztravelguide

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... on the lake are the stone Church of the Good Shepherd and right beside it is the bronze statue of a sheepdog dedicated to New Zealand's hard working sheep dogs. The lakes and canals provide excellent fishing in the region and a real bonus with two ...

Travelling from Lake Tepako to Christchurch, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

Travelling from Lake Tepako to Christchurch

A travel blog entry by olinorwell

... . Thankfully the Magic Bus left at 8:30 and so we were soon out of it. As I spent two nights at Lake Tekapo I’ve now got a new bus driver called Mark. The bus drivers get one night at each location, before doing the following days’ service to ...

Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Tekapo

A travel blog entry by life-at-kiwis

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... Kilometer lange Fahrtstrecke von Tony aus zu überbrücken, haben wir für eine Nacht einen Zwischenstopp am sehr schönen "Lake Tekapo" eingelegt. Eigentlich wollten wir zwei Nächte bleiben, doch leider war das Hostel ausgebucht :-( Der zunächst stark ...

Heading INLAND, Lake Tekapo and Surrounding Area, New Zealand travel blog

Heading INLAND

A travel blog entry by nztouring

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We headed inland and saw some amazing sceanery! It only took a day or two to get there but the views were like none other that I have seen in the mainland and or Hawaii! Kilometers after Kilometers or mile after mile of absolutly nothing except ...

From mist to clear blue sky & stars...., Lake Tekapo & Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

From mist to clear blue sky & stars....

A travel blog entry by jimrob

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... indeed. Tekapo village is a Kiwi version of Aviemore with places to eat, excursion shops, motels and souvenir shops.  The lake Tekapo is stunning, but we were not seeing it at its best.  We drove up to Mount John, an observatory with ...

Onwards to Mount Cook via Lake Tekapo, Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Onwards to Mount Cook via Lake Tekapo

A travel blog entry by catstarcat

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... . The clouds and miserable greyness soon gave way to blue skies and sunshine, which improved as the day went on. The road to Lake Tekapo was fairly quiet, wide open spaces led to mountains covered with green velvet or so it appeared. As we got closer ...

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