The scenery on this route is simply mind blowing. Get ready for towering mountains, turquoise lakes and the sweetest little church you’ve ever seen - not to mention friendly, down-to-earth locals and rare wildlife. Stargazing above Lake Tekapo and taking a boat ride to see the Tasman Glacier are some of the unforgettable experiences this route offers.
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Start with an easy drive from Christchurch through the patchwork fields of the Canterbury Plains. In less than an hour you’ll cross the Rakaia River at the gorge bridge.
Detour 10 minutes into Methven, a ski town in winter and a café haven during summer. Enjoy some of the many local activities like mountain biking, scenic flights, golf or hunting and fishing. From here, drive on to beautiful Lake Tekapo
With its stunning turquoise water, Lake Tekapo offers a magnificent spectacle and is a year-round destination. There are so many ways to enjoy this part of the country – hiking, fishing or relaxing in hot pools while gazing at the lake.
While you're here, don't miss heading to the top of Mt John for 360 degree panoramic views. The sheer grandeur of the place truly comes alive at night with clear skies and remarkably dark nights, making Lake Tekapo a stargazer's dream.
Die Innenstadt von Christchurch verspricht einen bunten Mix aus historischer Eleganz und moderner Kultur. Das Tor zur Südinsel ist ein Muss auf jedem Reise
Ziel: Lake Tekapo
Tekapo ist ein See, der in knalligem Türkis erstrahlt und von den Bergen der Southern Alps umgeben ist.
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