Shops & services

For a small village, Tekapo supports a great range of businesses providing everyday needs for you or your vehicle, along with a wonderful selection of NZ and local souvenirs and art.

Tekapo Four Square Supermarket - Village Centre, State Highway 8

Ph:  03 680 6809

A local family owned and operated supermarket, stocking a great range of fresh produce, meat, beer, wine and all your essential grocery needs.  Open 8am - 7pm daily.


Petronella's Gallery and Bookstore - 8 Simpson Lane  

Ph: 03 680 6789

Don't miss this local treasure!  An eclectic range of new literature and non-fiction sits alongside boutique stationery, gifts and works by local artists. Petronella's  is a beautiful space for spending some quality leisure time and picking up a Tekapo memento.


Aotea gifts - State Highway 8 (next to Kohan Restaurant)

Ph: 03 971-5264

Offering a wide variety of products, including exclusive New Zealand products, gifts and souvenirs, as well as local goods.  


Kiwi Treasures & Information Centre/Tekapo Post Centre - 10 Rapuwai Lane

Ph: 03 6806686

A locally owned Information Centre / Souvenir Shop with a great variety of gifts for all budgets.  We are also your local Post Centre for all postal needs, fishing licenses and equipment. 


The Merino Story & High Country Crafts - Village Centre, State Highway 8

Ph:  03 680 6905

One of several Merino Stores located throughout New Zealand, High Country Crafts carries a wide range of Merino Possum clothing including Lothlorian, Native World, Koru, Merino Mink and more. The Merino Story is a New Zealand family owned and operated company based in Waikato. The Merino Story label is designed and manufactured in New Zealand using the best strands of 100% New Zealand Merino Wool. Merino is a natural fibre which means it breathes well allowing you to stay cool in the heat and keep warm in the cold. 


Challenge Tekapo (Petrol/Diesel) - Village Centre, State Highway 8

Ph: 03 680 6933

Modern, centrally located station on the main highway by the bridge next to the mechanical workshop.  Also offers an outdoor payment terminal that makes fueling up after-hours easy, accepting most EFTPOS or credit cards with pin numbers.


Tekapo Auto Ltd - State Highway 8

Ph:  03 680 6803 / +64 27 5680 6803

A general mechanical repair workshop and proud member of the MTA. All work 100% guaranteed. LTNZ Certified for Warrant of Fitness for cars. light trucks, motorbikes and trailers. For car problems, flat tyres. Also available for 24 hour tow & breakdown service.

"Serendipity has a nice view of Lake Tekapo and mountain ranges that are covered in snow.. The house has heaters in all the rooms plus all the beds have electric blankets to keep you warm."

Serendipity, Catherine (Phillipines), August 2019