What gives Lake Tekapo its distinctive and dramatic turquoise hue? The answer is time and ice.
Like Pukaki and Ohau, Lake Tekapo is glacier fed and the colour of the water derives from suspended stone flour, fine particles of rock ground out of the mountains by the slow marching glaciers.
710m above sea level, its deepest point 120m, 27 km long, Lake Tekapo holds good stocks of Rainbow and Brown Trout for all year round fishing.
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