After checking out, we head on to the picturesque Lake Tekapo. Lake Tekapo is about three hours drive south-west of Christchurch in the Mackenzie Basin. The township faces north across the remarkable turquoise coloured lake to the mountainous drama of the Southern Alps. Picturesque by day and dazzling by night, Lake Tekapo is part of a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve, making it the perfect spot for stargazing. Lake Tekapo is a 3 hour drive from Christchuch. Therefore, we had to stop midway at Fairlie for our coffee refuel.
After 3 hours drive, we finally arrived at Lake Tekapo. We were greeted with our first snow and the husband was really excited as this was his first time seeing and touching snow.
This is my second visit to Lake Tekapo and I am still amazed at its beauty. Will definitely come back here again if I have the chance.
Accommodation: Lakefront Lodge Backpackers
Address: 2 Lakeside Dr, Lake Tekapo 7990, New Zealand
Room type : Ensuite Cabin with cooking facilities (NZD 125)