Lake Tekapo - New Zealand

Trip Start Jan 15, 2011
Trip End Sep 15, 2011

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Lake Tekapo Campsite

Flag of New Zealand  , South Island,
Friday, April 22, 2011

After having a picnic lunch on the black sandy beach of Kaikoura we left and headed 300km south to Lake Tekapo. We arrived at 8pm after a long drive through beautiful scenery once again. In the total darkness finding a campsite was easy, making the bed was virtually impossible.

It wasn't till the morning and sunrise when we realised where we were camping. A picture postcard spot on the shore of Lake Tekapo. It was simple stunning to see.

That morning we went on a 10km walk up Mount John and around Lake Tekapo. We took thousands of photos with every one of them easily making a postcard. The views of the sky blue lake at the top of Mount John were amazing to see. With the sun shining and the clear blue skies we could see for miles. The reason for the vivid blue colour of the lake is due to glaciers moving over millions of years, crushing the mountain and rocks into a fine powder. That powder mixes with the water and gives it the bright blue colour.

That afternoon we visited the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shore of the lake, before heading west via Twizel to Aoraki the base of Mount Cook.

Cesta k jezeru Tekapo, tak jako zatim po celem NZ vedla nadhernou prirodou, kde se nam naskytl pohled na hory, udoli a pruzracne modre reky, Prijeli jsme sem kolem osme vecer a ubytovali se v kempu hned vedle jezera. Ale az rano jsme zjistli, kde jsme vlastne prespali. Rano jsme vstali a z okna naseho karavanu se nam naskytl pohled jak z obrazku, neuveritelne modre jezero a snehem pokryte nedaleke hory.

Voda v jezere Tekapo ma neskutecne modrou barvu (a z vysky to vypada jak bazen) a prekona ji snad jeste nejneskutecnejsi modra bara jezera Pukaki. Barva vody v jezere je zpusobena tzv. ledovcovou moukou, coz jsou castecky hornin vznikle trenim materialu nesenych ledovcem a podlozim a pote nesene ledovcovou rekou.

Dopolende jsme se vydali na 10 km vychazku na horu Mt John a pote jsme sesli zpatky k jezeru Tekapo. Celou cestu jsme meli moznost vydet jezero a okolni hory a udalii jsme asi tisic fotek, jelikoz pohled ktery se nam naskytl byl jak z pohledu.

Pote jsme meli piknik blizko kostela dobreho pastyre (Church of the Good Shepherd), ktery je postaven na brehu jezera Tekapo a je to bezpochyby jedno z nejfotografovanejsich mist na Novem Zelandu.
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