Local Activities

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.

Tekapo Springs

Hot pools and Day Spa, skating Rink and Snow tubing, near Lake Tekapo.

The Cairns Golf Course

 The Cairns Golf is designed to be a fun golf course, with strategy being a key objective whilst taking in some stunning views of both the McKenzie Basin and the Tekapo area

Earth & Sky - Observatory Tours

Experience the wonders of the universe with Earth & Sky. Depending on the conditions, we may be able to show you around a world-class research observatory run by the University of Canterbury and their partners, and share some of the discoveries being made here, or perhaps enchant you with tales and views of the milky way, distant star clusters, planets, nebulae, or perhaps the craters of the moon! Only here during the daytime? Why not walk or drive up to our Astro-Cafe and see what you can experience while the Sun is still up!

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.

Alpine Recreation

Alpine Recreation is a company based in Lake Tekapo, New Zealand, specializing in trekking, climbing, ski touring and snowshoeing trips in the Southern Alps.

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.

Roundhill 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.

​Air Safaris

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.

Tekapo Helicopters

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.

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