There are many activities from scenic flights around Mt Cook to relaxing in the nearby Hot Spa Pools on the Lake front, or for the more active a walk up Mt John (or you can drive up) enjoy a cup of coffee while looking out over the Lake, mountains, and vast Mackenzie District. You won´t run out of things to do and see in Lake Tekapo.
Many activities can be booked in the village. Information can be obtained from us or the local Post Shop:
Air Safaris has operated alpine flight seeing throughout the world heritage national parks of Aoraki Mount Cook and Westland Tai Poutini since 1970. The iconic Air Safaris Grand Traverse scenic flight provides the opportunity to view New Zealand´s highest peaks and longest glaciers. You can catch the Grand Traverse flight from either of Air Safaris' modern facilities located within the South Island of New Zealand at Lake Tekapo and Franz Josef.
Established in 1998. Tekapo Helicopters is operating out of the beautiful Lake Tekapo region. Our parent company "Alpine Adventures" locally owned and operated in Fox Glacier began glacier flights in 1986 and now operate modern turbine helicopters from bases in Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier, Kaikoura, Makaroa and Lake Tekapo.
Hot pools and Day Spa, skating Rink and Snow tubing, near Lake Tekapo.
Round Hill Ski
We're serious about delivering you a fantastic snow experience. One of our key targets is focusing on constant and incremental improvements to our ski area with the goal of improving the final product for you.
Mt Cook Alpine Salmon Farm
Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon, quite possibly the healthiest, firmest-fleshed, best eating king salmon in the world today.
Earth & Sky-observatory Mt John
Earth & Sky is a local business situated in the township of Lake Tekapo, a lovely community found in the heart of New Zealand's South Island. Our friendly, knowledgeable staffs offer visitors guided daytime tours around Mount John Observatory as well as nighttime stargazing tours at Mount John and Cowan's Hill.
Mackenzie Alpine Horse Trekking
Join Mackenzie Alpine Horse Trekking by sharing the natural beauty in one of the most natural forms of transport available, in a saddle.
Tekapo Starlight provides a guided tour of the night sky- exploring the wonders and depth of the solar system. Milky Way galaxy and beyond with the naked eye – in the hands of a passionate, experienced guide.
Trek, climb and ski.
The Cook Connection
Visit the National Park that is home to New Zealand's highest mountain and longest glacier. Hike, climb or sit and soak up the spectacular views. We offer a relaxed transport service with informative commentary, photo opportunities and sight-seeing stops. Spend a day or stay for the summer.
Activities in Lake Tekapo
- Air Safaris-Mt Cook & Glaciers
- Tekapo Helicopters
- Tekapo Heights & Spa-hot pools, massage
- Mackenzie Golf club
- Mackenzie Country Mini Golf
- Winter Park - Outside Ice Rink, tubeing
- Roundhill Ski Field
- Mt Cook Salmon Farm-farm tours, fish feeding
- Earth & Sky-observatory Mt John
- Cruise Tekapo-sight seeing
- Mackenzie Alpine Horse Trekking
- Cool Cat Cruise- Fishing
- Wild Game Hunting
- Alpine Recreation-treks, climbing, ski touring
- MTB pursuits
- The Cook Connection- Mt Cook day trips
- Jet Boating