Category = ‘mt-cook-lake-tekapo’

Mount Cook

On the way to Lake Tekapo from the South, you pass by Lake Pukaki, which points directly at Mount Cook (the largest mountain in NZ, at 3764m high). The rule of thumb is, if you can see it, drive to it..


The reason we chose to come to Lake Tekapo is because it is part of a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve –Â an ideal place for looking at the stars. One of the most amazing experiences of my life was looking up ..

Mount John

Our campground for our stay at Lake Tekapo is at the foot of Mount John, where the University of Canterbury has an observatory – to take advantage of the dark skies. Crazy water colour! Somewhere..

The Church of the Good Shepherd

One of other attractions of Lake Tekapo – apart from the dark skies – is the Church of the Good Shepherd. We weren’t sure what it had to commend it – apart from being built in the most incredible..