Lake Tekapo in New Zealand
Lake Tekapo is a small town located at the southern end of the lake of the same name in the inland South Island of New Zealand. It had 369 residents according to the 2013 census, being one of five settlements in the sparsely populated Mackenzie Basin. SH 8 runs directly through the township – 227 km from Christchurch and 256 km from Queenstown. Daily shuttle services link Lake Tekapo to Christchurch and Queenstown. The lake is a popular tourist destination, and several resort hotels are located at the township. Lake Tekapo Airport is located 5 km west of the town. Chartered flights are available at locally based Air Safaris. Twizel lies 60km south of Lake Tekapo via Lake Pukaki and Burkes Pass lies 21km west along state highway 8.Source: Wikipedia
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- One of the most picturesque locations in New Zealand, Lake Tekapo rests peacefully next to the township of Tekapo. The hill on the other side of the lake is the site of the Mount John observatory, an observatory with almost unparalleled views of the stars in the dark sky reserve above.