Lake Tekapo is the name of both a scenic New Zealand lake, and the small town that awaits at the foot of it in beautiful rural New Zealand. Lake Tekapo has been classified as being a UNESCO protected dark sky reserve which means it is the perfect spot for stargazing.
As a site that is globally recognized as a great spot for stargazing, of course, one of the best things to do at Lake Tekapo is to sit out and watch the sunset over the lake. As the sun dips behind the cloud and the orange and red hues of the sunset are gradually replaced by darkness, the lack of air pollution here means hundreds of twinkling beautiful stars illuminating the sky.
Another major appeal of visiting Lake Tekapo is stopping by the Tekapo Springs -- a recreational center boasting relaxing hot springs that are heated for comfort and overlook the banks of Tekapo lake, as well as the nearby Two Thumb mountain range. Spa packages, swimming and other activities can also be enjoyed at Tekapo Springs.
The best time to visit Lake Tekapo is between the months of December and March when temperatures are at their warmest.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Lake Tekapo. The hottest month in Lake Tekapo is December, when temperatures peak at 100 ˚F. The coolest month is August, when temperatures drop to 18 ˚F. The wettest month in Lake Tekapo is January with 8.49 inches of rain, while the driest month is July with 0.44 inches of rain.
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Those needing to get some work done during their trip to Lake Tekapo can pick from 359 places to stay that include WiFi. We have 17 accommodations that come with breakfast included. If you are driving to Lake Tekapo, you'll want to pick from 370 places to stay that provide parking. 3 accommodations come with a pool or jacuzzi
Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 7 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
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