Saturday, November 24, 2012

Brilliant and Calm Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo is located at South Island of New Zealand. It takes about 3 hours to drive from Chritschurch to reach there. When standing on the shores of Lake Tekapo, the scenery in front of you is just like a flawless picture, with light blue lake water as the main character and snowy Mount Cook as the background. We spent about an hour plus at there just for the photo shooting session because the view is awesome.


Look at the snowy mount behind, it's so fake!


There is a small church located on the shores of Lake Tekapo called Church of the Good Shepherd. Unfortunately it closed on that day, so we only able to take photo from outside.

Close to the church, there is a famous bronze statue of New Zealand Collie sheepdog, too. It is to symbolises the importance of the Collie Dog in sheep herding in New Zealand.

Salmon fish is quite famous at here, you could give a try when you visit Lake Tekapo. About 20 mins drive from the lake, there is a salmon fish farm called High Country Salmon. We bought some salmon fish from there as our dinner.It taste nice and fresh.

On our way to look for salmon fish~

Another interesting place to visit in Lake Tekapo is Mount John. The view from top of Mount John is another breathtaking scenery. If you are hungry, just order some dessert and enjoy your meal with the beauty scenery at the restaurant at Mount John. If you are craving for astronomical observatory, you can join the obsevation trip at night.

The last but not least, we stayed at Tailor-Made-Tekapo backpackers for our days in Lake Tekapo. The environment was warm and nice.


Free soup from backpacker house:)

You can find some freebies that left by previous backpackers in most of the backpacker house

Cooking salmon~

Cold night, luckily there is a stove in the living room

so BIG @@

la la la la...

Good nite kiwi birdy and sheepy zzz...

Preparing to leave Lake Tekapo


Stay tuned for our next destination, Oamaru :)

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