Mantra Lake Tekapo

- Lake Tekapo, South Island

1 Beauchamp Place, Lake Tekapo South Island
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About Lake Tekapo

The unique turquoise colour of Lake Tekapo is the result of finely ground glacial rock melting into the snow fed waters. Appreciated and visited by many, Mantra Lake Tekapo has been built in this idyllic, natural and highly sought after location, designed to integrate fully with nature.

Nestled between the Southern Alps and the Two Thumb Ranges, it is protected from rough coastal weather throughout summer or winter, making it a favourite destination. Lake Tekapo offers a multitude of places to visit, things to do and activities to enjoy:


Lake Tekapo Village

Mantra Lake Tekapo is located a pleasant six minute walk into this charming township.


The world's largest stargazing reserve

Home to the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve with its almost light-pollution-free skies it is, according to world experts, one of the best stargazing sites on Earth. Witness one of the world's most spectacular night skies, just in the township alone the number of stars visible to the naked eye is incredible.


Mt. John Observatory

A day or night tour of the world class Earth & Sky experience is a must.


The Church of the Good Shepherd

The famous bronze statue of Friday, the dog of legendary Maori explorer Mackenzie, perches proudly outside this tiny but intriguing church.


Get physical

Embark on a walking trail, challenge your aerobic fitness with a guided alpine climbing or hiking tour, or investigate the mountain biking trails.


Exciting activities

Cast your worries away with world class fishing (fly and lure), horse trekking, boating, scenic flights (fixed wing and helicopter), ski-fields, hot pools, skating rink, adventure tube (summer or winter) or day spa at Tekapo Springs.

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