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Lake Tekapo, New Zealand Visitor Guide

New Zealand’s South Island is full of amazing and beautiful landscapes.  With stunning mountains and crystal blue, glacially-fed lakes, there isn’t a shortage of breathtaking scenery.  While Lake Tekapo may not have the notoriety that some of the more well-known spots on the South Island have, it isn’t for a lack of beauty.  On the contrary, it happens to be one of the South Island’s most beautiful landscapes. 

As the second-largest of three parallel lakes located along the north side of the Mackenzie Basin, Lake Tekapo, as well as the small town by the same name, are enveloped by some of the prettiest snow-capped peaks in the Southern Alps.  The waters of the lake, which are fed by glaciers that originate high within the surrounding mountain peaks, is a beautiful color of blue that is a trademark of glacially-fed bodies of water.