Plan your stay with this list of great things to do here.
BeSpoke Bike Tours is a locally-owned business offering casual bike and gear hire to multi-day cycle tours, supported day rides, and more from our base in the alpine village of Lake Tekapo. We’re located on the famous Alps2Ocean Cycle Trail in the heart of the legendary Mackenzie Country.
Welcome to Tekapo Springs! We are dedicated to lifting your spirits by providing the ultimate in relaxation and recreation amongst the natural beauty of a pristine, alpine environment. Located in beautiful Lake Tekapo in the heart of New Zealand’s incredible South Island, our award-winning complex offers the perfect combination of exciting and relaxing activities, 364 days per year. From our prime location at the base of Mount John, we have supreme views of iconic Lake Tekapo and the mountain ranges beyond.
The Mackenzie Country’s Lake Tekapo contains some of New Zealand’s most picturesque and natural scenery. Teal blue lake water and chiselled mountains are amongst Mackenzie’s jewels.
See more, see further with New Zealand’s ultimate mountaintop stargazing experience at the world-renowned astronomical centre; UC Mt John Observatory. Immerse yourself in the stunning surrounds, pristine night skies and sophisticated viewing technologies as our expert guides share the science and stories of our Southern Skies. Don’t miss New Zealand’s premier stargazing experience. Exclusive to Dark Sky Project, the Summit Experience at Mt John Observatory is in partnership with the University of Canterbury.
Mackenzie Helicopters takes pride in curating a range of experiences that showcase the very best of the South Island. Crave a relaxed day of pampering? Fly from wineries to beautiful secluded beaches to a private hot tub perched high on a remote mountainside. Seeking adventure in the rugged Mackenzie High Country? We’re the go-to helicopter operator for heli-skiing, hunting and other backcountry pursuits. Our mission is to connect with each client and create a flight to surpass their greatest expectations. With Mackenzie Helicopters, there are no standard flight packages and cookie-cutter itineries. We know each client is unique, and we work with you to develop your ideal bespoke flight experience.
Air Safaris has operated alpine flight-seeing experiences in the world heritage national parks of Aoraki Mount Cook and Westland Tai Poutini since 1970. The iconic Grand Traverse scenic flight provides the opportunity to view New Zealand’s highest peaks and longest glaciers. You can catch the Grand Traverse flight from either of Air Safaris’ modern facilities located at Lake Tekapo or Franz Josef in the South Island. Air Safaris also operate charter flights within New Zealand. These flights provide a personalised service that takes in New Zealand’s stunning scenery while linking flexibly with a number of destinations including Milford Sound, Queenstown, Wanaka, and Christchurch.
Our experiences are located on 50,000 acres of farmland, all of which fall within the boundaries of the gold rated Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, some of the darkest night skies in the world. We have little to no light pollution and are committed to leaving the lightest footprint on our land and night sky.
Explore the Mackenzie Country with lake Tekapo farm tours Established in 2018 by a long-standing local family, Lake Tekapo Farm Tours focuses on providing an authentic Kiwi experience in the heart of the Mackenzie Region. Tours operate on wide open spaces of 50,000 acres (20,000 hectares) over two amazing high country farms, the historic Mt. John and Balmoral Stations. With breathtaking views and real animal encounters, this is a farm tour the entire family will love.
Ski or Snowboard in the heart of the South Island of New Zealand. Roundhill is a fantastic family ski field with breathtaking views of Aoraki Mt Cook, the Southern Alps and Lake Tekapo. Roundhill is a place that friends and family meet to enjoy a relaxing day on the slopes.