After Mount Cook, entering our final few weeks in New Zealand, we hit the road and headed towards a little place called Tekapo known predominantly for it’s stunning blue lake. We had 2 days in Tekapo which we spent pottering around the very small centre, walking along the lake and enjoying the tranquil setting.

On day 1 we walked into town and stopped at the Church of the Good Shepherd built in 1935 and nestled on the waters edge with stunning views of the lake. The church is the smallest church I’ve seen – with capacity for approx 30 people – and still serves the community of Tekapo.

We ended day 1 watching the sunset and enjoying a few cold beers in one of the pubs on the waters edge. After a thoroughly enjoyable evening we headed back to the campsite where we bumped into a lovely gay couple, Florian and Calvin from Sydney who were staying at our campsite. By the time we arrived at the campsite we’d hit it off and spent the evening having drinks and a natter outside the campervan. Thanks guys for a great evening!

On our final morning in Tekapo we headed up the ridiculously steep and winding road to the Mount John Observatory overlooking the lake with 360 degree views of the surrounding area.

The view was absolutely stunning and the dark, stormy clouds in the distance created a very dramatic atmosphere. After a short walk and battling the strong winds we stopped for a warming coffee and a bite to eat before hitting the road for our next destination Geraldine!

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