Peppers Bluewater Resort, Lake Tekapo - About Lake Tekapo

Nestled in the heart of New Zealand's South island is Lake Tekapo, surrounded by a vast basin of golden tussock grass and set amongst a breathtaking backdrop of mountains including New Zealand's highest mountain, Mount Cook.

Located mid-way between Christchurch and Queenstown, the highland lake and village settlement settlement of Lake Tekapo is considered the jewel of New Zealand's 'Mackenzie Country'.

The finely ground rock in the glacial melted waters give Lake Tekapo its beautifully unique turquoise colour and with the Southern Alps in the west and Two Thumb Ranges to the east the region enjoys superb protection from elements with New Zealand's lowest average wind speeds.

Lake Tekapo's location also means it enjoys some of New Zealand's highest sunshine hours with summer painting the region a golden yellow while winter sees it covered in snow.

A popular attraction within the region is The Church of the Good Shepherd, built in 1935 to the glory of God and as memorial to the pioneers of the Mackenzie Country. Worship regularly takes place and the church offers awe inspiring views of the surrounding mountains and turquoise lake through its altar window.

At the southern outlet of the lake lies Lake Tekapo Village, a small but growing community that provides for all tourists needs.

Lake Tekapo itself and the three contributing rivers of the Macauley, Godley and Cass valleys with their mountain peaks present an abundance of our door activity opportunities.

These include fishing, kayaking, walks, guided alpine climbing, hiking, horse trekking, mountain biking, hunting, mini-golf and golf and during winter sports such as ice skating and skiing. Of an evening star watching and astronomy is popular or you could even enjoy a leisurely lake cruise of scenic flight into the MountCook region.