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Hiking in Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Road tripping Lake Tekapo in New Zealand is a must-do adventure for nature lovers. Located in the heart of the South Island, this stunning alpine lake is surrounded by snow-capped peaks and rolling green hills, making it a breathtakingly beautiful place to visit. Take a scenic drive through the rolling countryside, stopping at charming villages along the way, and be sure to take in the incredible views of the milky-blue waters of Lake Tekapo from one of its many lookout points. Whether you prefer hiking, fishing, or simply taking in the scenery, a road trip to Lake Tekapo is a wonderful way to experience the beauty of New Zealand's natural wonders.


Mt. John Summit Walk

Lake Tekapo offers a variety of hikes for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. From short and easy walks along the lake shore, to challenging alpine treks, there is something for everyone. One popular hike is the Mt. John Summit Walk, which takes you to the top of a nearby mountain for panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

Other hikes to explore

For a more leisurely hike, try the Alpine Lavender Farm Walk, where you can stroll through fields of fragrant lavender and take in the stunning views of Lake Tekapo. For those seeking a more strenuous experience, the Two Thumb Range trek offers a multi-day hike through rugged alpine terrain, with breathtaking vistas of the Southern Alps and the surrounding lakes and valleys. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or a beginner, Lake Tekapo has plenty of hiking options to choose from.

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