Pastel colors, fairytale locations, and spectacular sunsets make this destination ideal for falling in love.
Lake Tekapo is the best place to fall in love. The lake is located in the heart of New Zealand, at the foot of the Aoraki, Mount Cook, the highest mountain in the country.
The small site in the South of the Canterbury region earned top marks on a list of the most romantic places in New Zealand.
The lake is a popular New Zealand tourist destination, and several hotels, resorts, and campgrounds are located in the town of Lake Tekapo at the southern end of the lake. The locations on the shore of the lake seem to be made to be the setting for a declaration of love. The lake is located in the heart of New Zealand, at the foot of the Aoraki, Mount Cook, the highest mountain in the country.
On the shores of the lake, you can enjoy wonderful landscapes, the waters of the lake are turquoise, the color given by the icy bottom of the basin in which lies, in the Mackenzie basin, 700 meters above sea level. All around the vegetation frames the body of water with magnificent flowers and green fields.
On the shores of the lake is the little shepherd’s church, built in 1935, one of the first in the area. The church is undoubtedly one of the most photographed locations in New Zealand and features a window that frames a breathtaking view of the lake and nearby mountains.
Near the church, there is a bronze statue representing a shepherd dog of the collie breed. The statue was commissioned by the locals in recognition of the indispensable role of the faithful friend of man for the existence of those who were devoted to sheep farming.
To fully enjoy the romantic atmosphere, just book a night in a typical cottage on the shores of the lake, so you can enjoy the magnificent colors that it takes at sunset and awakening to walk on the shore dotted with these typical flowers.
Near the lake, there is also a Mount John astronomical observatory to witness the truly unique spectacle of the sky.