Tekapo: A Stunning South Island Lake – #AtoZ Postcards of NZ

T is for Tekapo . . .  or turquoise waters.

Beautiful azure lake Tekapo on the South Island of New Zealand

Lake Tekapo, South Island, New Zealand

Practical Information: 

  • Lake Tekapo is one of three lakes in the Mackenzie basin on the South Island.
  • It’s about halfway between the Christchurch and Queenstown Airports, making it an ideal stop to break up the six hour drive, or a destination on its own.
  • Water from the lake is used in the generation of hydroelectricity. More information on this can be found here.


Posted for the AtoZ challenge 2016.

A to Z Challenge 2016

Have you been to Lake Tekapo? Will you stop here on your next visit to the South Island?

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Lake Tekapo, South Island, New Zealand

This post is linked at:Screen Shot 2015-10-13 at 8.30.17 pmThe Weekly Postcard at Travel Notes and Beyond, and Weekend Wanderlust at Justin plus Lauren.

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  1. says

    Talk about a picture post card! Stunning beauty! I can almost dip my feet in the water, and imagine how cold it is. Reminds me much of a similar spot in Idaho/USA with similar meadows and mountains surrounding an impounded lake. Comfort.

  2. Stefanie says

    Another stunning photo Rhonda. I can’t go on my “next” trip cause I haven’t made my first trip yet. LOL

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