Lake Tekapo caught me by surprise, and without being too cliche, it took my breathe away.
The first time I saw it we were tired. We were in a hurry, making the 24 hour drive from Auckland to Wanaka without plans for sightseeing. We were way too focused on our destination, and suddenly hungry. Lake Tekapo in the heart of the Mackenzie Country was a logical stop according to our map of New Zealand’s South Island. What we found was spectacular, so much more than just a meal.
Thinking back to the journey, one which we have made five times, I am inspired to travel; to stop, to see the sights. After that initial trip, our travel return drives took weeks, or longer. We have explored much of the South Island, and never been disappointed.
Have you been to Lake Tekapo in New Zealand? Do you allow time to stop when you need to get from one place to another? Have you been to the South Island of New Zealand?
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