Getting to Tekapo

Lake Tekapo is located in the heart of Aotearoa's South Island and is about 3 hours driving from Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown.

Driving from:

  • Christchurch: drive south on Highway 1. Turn off at Geraldine and follow Highway 79 through to Fairlie.  Don't pass by without sampling a world-famous Fairlie Bakehouse Pie!  Turn right on to Highway 8 at Fairlie and carry on anoher 30 mins to Lake Tekapo.   
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  • Queenstown: drive north along Highway 6 to Cromwell. Take Highway 8a past the Cromwell township, across Lake Dunstan to Highway 8. Turn left on to Highway 8 through Omarama and Twizel to Lake Tekapo.   
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  • Dunedin: drive north along Highway 1 to Pareora River Rd in Saint Andrews. Continue on Pareora River Rd. Take Pareora Gorge Rd to State Highway 8 in Cave. Turn left onto State Highway 8 (signs for Route 8/Fairlie).
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Public transport options:
A number of coach, bus and mini bus services are available from major centres in the South Island:

 

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"We loved the fireplace! This place has everything we need to stay through rainy days like DVDs, books and games. 2 mins walk to Lake Tekapo, 5 to Good Shepherd Church."

Beech Cottage, Kristin (China), April 2017