Visiting Lake Tekapo
Information about visiting Lake Tekapo
There are many things to see and do in Lake Tekapo. We've put together some lists of popular summer and winter activities, including our recommended hikes. Most activities are walking distance from our Edelweiss Lodge, so you'll find there's plenty to keep you entertained on the days before, or after your adventures with Alpine Recreation. An afternoon hike after your arrival is a good way to stretch the legs and a soak in the Tekapo Alpine Springs is the perfect way to unwind and ease tired muscles after your mountain adventure. Add in a special meal at one of Tekapo's top class restaurants and you have the recipe for a perfect active holiday!
Tekapo Summer Activities
The Best Day Hikes & Walking Trails in Tekapo
Explore Tekapo and its stunning mountain and lake views. Our recommendations of the top hiking trails and walkways in Tekapo.MORE
Tekapo High Country Hike
Remote highland trekking above Lake Tekapo. Great star-gazing opportunities. The best overnight hike in Tekapo.MORE
Tekapo Hut to Hut Trek
Adventurous multi-day trekking in the Mackenzie High Country. Overnight in exclusiuve backcountry locations.
Tekapo Winter Activities
Lake Tekapo Snowshoeing
Great terrain for beginner to advanced snowshoers. The best way to explore the Tekapo backcountry in winter!MORE
Heli-assisted Snowshoe Hikes
Heli-accessed day tours on the peaks and ranges around Lake Tekapo. A great option for families.MORE