When you think of New Zealand, the image of pastel blue-colored lake and colorful fields of purple lupins probably come to mind. That is Lake Tekapo, a small lakeside town by the lake with the same name located near the famous Mt. Cook National Park along the Queenstown to Christchurch main road.

With beautiful mountain vistas, clear night sky, and its proximity to Mt. Cook, the highest mountain in New Zealand, Lake Tekapo as well as Mt. Cook National Park offer plenty of things to do.

From stargazing at the Church of Good Shepherd to hiking the famous Hooker Valley Track, here is a complete travel guide on things to do, where to stay, and how to get to Lake Tekapo and Mt. Cook. Without further ado, let's begin with a map of all the best things to do around Lake Tekapo:

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