Lake Tekapo Scenic Resort, is your first choice for quality Lake Tekapo accommodation, providing:

  • Spectacular views over the lake
  • Affordable room rates
  • A friendly, personal service for our guests
  • A central location close to shops and amenities
  • A relaxing and tranquil environment
  • Excellent restaurant options
  • Free internet (up to 200 MB per day)

The picturesque Lake Tekapo / Mackenzie Basin area has superb local attractions and is a popular South Island holiday destination. The stunning turquoise blue lake, rivers and mountains provide a grand panorama that visitors from around the world come to see.

Located just an hour and a half from both Christchurch and Queenstown, it’s a fantastic accessible stop on your journey, or the perfect getaway for a worry-free weekend. For the more adventurous, activities include boating, fishing, hiking, mountain biking and horse trekking. If you’re looking for a more relaxed pace, the views of the lake offer a constant vista to enjoy the world-class cafes and restaurants, as well as the local hot springs.

On clear days, Lake Tekapo offers views through to Aoraki Mt Cook, New Zealand’s tallest mountain. An easy hour’s drive will bring you to its base, and there are many other day trips throughout the region- giving you plenty to do whether you stay for a few days or a whole week.

For a majestic experience you can find literally nowhere else on earth, wait for the sun to set and the clouds to part. Lake Tekapo is renowned as a dark sky reserve, where you can see a view of the stars unimpeded by light pollution  from cities. Enjoy these on your own or head up to the Mt John observatory for a guided tour.

Whatever your holiday plans, Lake Tekapo Scenic Resort offers the comfort and convenience to truly enjoy your stay, with friendly staff and all the facilities you need.