Tekapo Trek

Hike through open tussock country and view the panorama across the Mackenzie Basin to the Southern Alps. Ascend a 2070m peak and enjoy a southern sunset and amazingly clear star watching.

$470.00 - $930.00

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Hike above worry level in the foothills of the Southern Alps. Be inspired by the magic light of the Mackenzie High Country across golden tussock, snow-capped peaks and the turquoise of Lake Tekapo.

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Climb a 2070m peak and return to a cosy mountain hut to savour the sun setting behind mountain silhouettes and a star-studded sky - one of the clearest and darkest skies in the southern hemisphere.

The Tekapo Trek is also available in winter as a guided trip on snowshoes.

Part of the Tekapo Trek covers the same ground as a section of the Te Araroa Trail http://www.teararoa.org.nz/southcanterbury/two-thumbs-track/


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Physical address

Tekapo Trek, 8 Erebus Place, Lake Tekapo, Christchurch - Canterbury, 7999, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
8.30am - 9pm. 7 days
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
3 hours drive from Christchurch or Queenstown airports
Proximity to coach terminal:
buses travelling between Christchurch and Queenstown stop daily in Tekapo
Proximity to town:
5 minutes walk from Tekapo town centre

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $470.00 - $930.00
Age restriction:
Other charges:
Further pricing information:
Group discounts for group bookings of 3 or more. During winter months July-September the hike is done on snowshoes. Refer to our snowshoeing listing.

Language support

  Written Spoken
French YES YES
German YES YES

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