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Happy pooch © Wanda Vivequin

As dog lovers ourselves, we know how hard it can be to find pet-friendly holiday homes that welcome your family pooch!

Lake Tekapo in the legendary Mackenzie Country is a fantastic destination for dogs, offering plenty to do within a short distance of your holiday home.  Pet-friendly walking and cycling tracks abound and the extensive Lake Tekapo Regional Park is right on your doorstep and even includes a fully fenced dog park.  On leash dogs are welcome throughout the village centre and our walks page highlights other dog-friendly options in and around Tekapo and the Mackenzie.

After exploring, enjoy a coffee or bite to eat at one of the many village businesses welcoming your pooch at their outdoor dining area.  Check out our list of Tekapo’s cafes & restaurants for those which offer outdoor seating where you can dine with your dog.

18 of our holiday homes welcome well-behaved house trained dogs, with accommodation options ranging in size, budget and luxuriousness.  Dogs need to be booked in prior to arrival and we ask dog owners to follow a few simple rules while staying – further details can be found on our FAQs page.

Check out our pet-friendly properties below, or contact us to discuss what’s best for you and your travelling dog.

Accommodation perfect for couples or a solo escape with your dog:

*PRICING MAY VARY BASED ON DATE
Lily Cottage
$272/NIGHT*

Lily Cottage

Sleeps 2 guests 1 1
A perfect getaway for couples or a solo retreat, this warm and cosy modern cottage is set ...
The Red Nest
$242/NIGHT*

The Red Nest

Sleeps 3 guests 2 1
Small but perfectly formed, The Red Nest offers cosy mountain accommodation at its best.  Enjoy ...

Properties great for a young family and your family pet:

*PRICING MAY VARY BASED ON DATE
Connemara Retreat
$251/NIGHT*

Connemara Retreat

Sleeps 6 guests 3 2
Located on a quiet street just 10 minutes walk to the lake front & village, ...
Kaltech House
$264/NIGHT*

Kaltech House

Sleeps 6 guests 3 2
Located in the heart of Tekapo village, Kaltech House has a fantastic spacious deck from ...

Budget-friendly classic kiwi holiday homes:

*PRICING MAY VARY BASED ON DATE
Araki
$247/NIGHT*

Araki

Sleeps 6 guests 4 2
Set in the heart of Tekapo, within easy walking distance of the lake front and ...
Beech Cottage
$251/NIGHT*

Beech Cottage

Sleeps 4 guests 2 1
This lovely, quiet older style cottage is tucked away on Pioneer Drive, alongside Lake Tekapo. ...
Clearview
$247/NIGHT*

Clearview

Sleeps 6 guests 3 1
A 3 bedroom holiday home with plenty of character and wonderful views of Lake Tekapo ...
Church View
$225/NIGHT*

Church View

Sleeps 6 guests 3 1
A classic 'kiwi' holiday home, Church View is wonderfully located just a few minutes walk ...

Larger homes to fit several families, your dog and the boat:

*PRICING MAY VARY BASED ON DATE
Bedrock
$336/NIGHT*

Bedrock

Sleeps 12 guests 4 2
A large, sunny house with plenty of space Bedrock is the perfect family holiday spot ...
Castle Hall
$357/NIGHT*

Castle Hall

Sleeps 8 guests 4 2
For all-day sun and spectacular mountain and Lake Tekapo views, choose Castle Hall when you ...
Hazel's House
$336/NIGHT*

Hazel's House

Sleeps 8 guests 4 2
Hazel's House is a new, warm spacious place to spend some quality time in the beautiful ...
Lake House
$357/NIGHT*

Lake House

Sleeps 8 guests 3 3
Lake House is well elevated to enjoy 180 degree uninterrupted views from the Southern Alps ...
Serendipity
$336/NIGHT*

Serendipity

Sleeps 10 guests 4 2
Fantastic for a family or group, Serendipity is a recently renovated home with large sliding ...
Takapō Escape
$383/NIGHT*

Takapō Escape

Sleeps 13 guests 4 2
Set high on a hillside above Tekapo village, Takapō Escape has been especially designed to ...

Pet-friendly homes with a touch of luxury and lake views:

*PRICING MAY VARY BASED ON DATE
Lake Watch
$315/NIGHT*

Lake Watch

Sleeps 6 guests 3 2
You will be in awe of the incredible views of Lake Tekapo from the comfort ...
Loch View
$405/NIGHT*

Loch View

Sleeps 8 guests 4 2
A lovely, modern home, Loch View offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and lake. Enjoy the indoor/outdoor ...
Number 8
$400/NIGHT*

Number 8

Sleeps 10 guests 4 2
Positioned high above Lake Tekapo, Number 8 takes full advantage of its panoramic views.  Great interior design ...
Takapō Retreat
$744/NIGHT*

Takapō Retreat

Sleeps 12 guests 5 2
Elevated high above the village, Takapō Retreat offers a unique experience to those looking for ...

Reviews from dog loving guests:

D'Archiac Cottage

Perfect location, relaxing sitting out on the deck, everything you need and dog friendly we’ll be back!”

Mike – Dec 2021

Castle Hall

“We had the most wonderful time. It was fantastic that we could take our dog and he had a fabulous time as well being away with his “pack”

Nov 2020

Number 8

“Sitting outside in the late afternoon sun with a cold drink taking in the view down Lake Tekapo. Magic. Great to take our Labrador – she enjoyed the big screen ‘rabbit vision’ going on outside” 

Steve – Dec 2021

Hazel's House

“Great place to stay! Heaps of space to relax and great that it’s dog friendly.”

Jo – Jan 2023

Tekapo Escape

“Beautiful view of Lake Tekapo and the Mountains. Spacious family holiday home, with a great outdoor area for our Golden Retriever.”

Theresa – Jan 2023

Serendipity

“Was an awesome place with a big group and a couple small dogs. Will definitely stay there again.”

Charlotte – Aug 2022

Loch View

“Beautiful location with lake views and easy access to bike/hike trails. Dinner outside on the deck was just perfect! Also great that our dog could just come along, not always easy to find”

Tania – Mar 2022

Takapo Retreat

“Amazing stay!!! Cannot recommend it enough, the photos don’t do it justice. …even our golden retriever was welcome which is rare for such a beautiful home.” 

Melissa – June 2021

Lily Cottage

“Absolutely loved staying here and it was made even better as our dog was able to stay too! Perfect location and size for a couple and pet”

Nicole – Mar 2022

The Red Nest

“The Red Nest was a fabulous spot. We had our dog with us so being close to great walking tracks was perfect.”

Monica – Mar 2022

Lake House

“Lovely spacious house.  Great garden size to enjoy a BBQ looking over at the views. Great being able to take the dog with us for Christmas”

Jodie – Dec 2021

Beech Cottage

“Simple, cute, cozy and the location can’t be beat. Cottage had everything we needed (family of 3 with a small dog).” 

Jaime – Apr 2022

Bedrock

“Perfect for a group – great layout nice and close to the lake and the town center, added bonus that you can take your dogs!”

Sophie – May 2022

Araki

“Great location 2 min walk to the cafes and close to the waterfront. Great heating for a winter stay and had everything we needed. Pet friendly too”

Rebecca – May 2022

 

Connemara Retreat

“Great spot for a stay in Tekapo! The location is perfect, peaceful but also an easy walk to town. Fully fenced so great we could bring our dog as well!”

Anna – Dec 2022

Kaltech House

“Lovely place, the deck out the front with dining table and BBQ is superb. The location was fabulous – a few mins walk into town and the lake. And so great we could enjoy our trip with our doggo.”

Kate – Dec 2022

Church View

“Great spot, awesome that we could take our dog with us too!”

Richard – Apr 2021