Lake Tekapo is about three hours drive south-west of Christchurch in the Mackenzie Basin. The township faces north across the remarkable turquoise coloured lake to the mountainous drama of the Southern Alps. Lake Tekapo gets its intense milky-turquoise colour from the fine rock-flour (ground by glaciers) which is suspended in the water.
Peppers Bluewater Resort is a charming accommodation on state highway 8 set amid picturesque surroundings on the banks of Lake Tekapo at the heart of Mackenzie Country. Settle into spacious ensuite rooms, some with private balconies that overlook the turquoise waters of the lake.
Ranginui Bed & Breakfast is located along Lake Tekapo against the backdrop of the majestic Southern Alps, just off Hamilton Drive. Cozy up in one of the airconditioned rooms that feature carpeted floors, local textiles, and patterned wallpaper.