Travel Blogs from 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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... I made my way to the YHA, working up a bit of a sweat as it was red hot. I was just having the one night in Tekapo as it's really quiet, but it was definitely worth stopping because there are numerous short walks in the area. I picked up a leaflet from ...

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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... nebula and the Jupiter with its rings and moons. The evening was a different experience to most that are received in New Zealand and for a country so revered in it’s exhilarating adventures; something with a bit of intelligence was much ...

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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... 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 booked ...

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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... 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 me a ...

"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 ...

Exciting New Arrivals, Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

Exciting New Arrivals

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... to a holiday park right on the lakeside. Like Akaroa, I'd stayed here before with my folks and its a stunning place. Lake Tekapo is like something off a picture postcard, one of those 'mirror lakes' that reflect the mountains and the trees in the most ...

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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... 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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... , very sad news that 3 people died climbing Mount Cook the day before we arrived here :o( The hostel "Lakefront Lodge" was so brand new they were still building it when we arrived! We spent the evening in a realy nice italian restaurant and I think I ...

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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As I am writing this, we are sat round the table in our lovely van with an incredible view of Lake Tekapo and the mountains... Back track... Our flight from Santiago took off at about 12 30am and lasted 13 hours- we were lucky enough to sleep really well ...

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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... now going further up north in the direction of Arthur’s pass, one of the two famous passes across the Southern Alps of New Zealand’s South Island. When I passed through a nearby town I saw the Rakaia Gorge, a river with a really special color ...

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

... the hostel. The incredibly stupid idea then made itself apparent that it would be a good idea to go swimming in Lake Tekapo(around 8 degrees C) - in other words bloody freezing! A short walk back to the hostel to don our swimmers and we were off ...

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

The weather in Lake Tekapo this morning was awful, the first proper rain I’ve experienced here in New Zealand. 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 ...

Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Tekapo

A travel blog entry by life-at-kiwis

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... 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 bewölkte ...

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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... had a coffee and watched the observatory staff spend their time entertaining their pet sheep (on a lead).  Then we went to Tekapo Springs.  A bit of a disappointment.  We had expected at least part of it to be natural, but it was actually ...

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