Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo

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For some outdoor adventure, head to Lake Tekapo, where the dark blue water and snow-capped peaks provide an ideal setting for a range of nature activities. Hike, horseback ride, or mountain bike along trails around the lake and through the surrounding mountains. The mountains also provide great skiing, heli-skiing, and rock climbing. In warmer weather, swimmers, windsurfers, and boaters flock to the lake's calm waters. Visit the bronze sheepdog statue for a glimpse into the local history and the importance of sheep farming to the community. Plan my trip to Lake Tekapo with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • Lake Tekapo is a glacial lake which has a vivid aquamarine colour which doesn't look natural. It is caused by the "glacial flour" which is fine mineral dust ground from rocks by the glaciers. The...  more »
  • Lake Tekapo is really special any time but on a cloudless sunny day it is a divine place. The colour of the water tinted by the glacial rock results in an exquisite aquamarine colour and it is so...  more »
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