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Church of the Good Shepherd

Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7949, New Zealand
+64 3-685 8389
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The Church of the Good Shepherd is situated on the shores of Lake Tekapo amongst the natural beauty of the lake and the mountains. The Church of the Good Shepherd was built to the glory of God as a memorial to the pioneers of the Mackenzie Country. "Somehow the setting and the church combine to speak of God to those who enter and pause in the midst of their busy lives." - Peter Hurricks NO PHOTOS INSIDE Please do not use cameras, cellphones or tablets inside the church so that others may enjoy as is a place of prayer and reflection. PLEASE REMOVE YOUR WASTE There are no toilet or rubbish collection facilities in the area around the church so we kindly ask that visitors remove their waste and respect the natural environment around the church.
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Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7949, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

It is a simple church by the lake, nothing spectacular. Photography inside the church is prohibited. The church can be crowded with tourists which makes photography difficult.

Thank AlvinZhang
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

The beautiful church and its surroundings are constantly full of tourists. Crowded during summer. There was a wedding during our visit and we couldn’t get into the church.

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Best place for star gazing. Clear sky with no obstruction. Went there for a stroll after dinner and again after the sky became dark. Manage to see lots of stars which is so amazing but sadly no milky way.

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

I wanted to take a beautiful photo of this lovely church with a star filled the sky. But it was too cold to stay in front of the church at the night. I gave up taking a photo at the night. And I visited again...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Church of the Good Shepherd is photographed by many on star filled nights . . . for those seeking great photos under the stars. It is a tribute to the sheepdogs who helped found the fields and the beautiful stone church on the banks of...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Great spot to do some star gazing at Lake Tekapo. We came here around 1:00am to get some pictures. Plenty of tourists around to get in the way though. But if your patient they will leave eventually and you can get those stellar pics.

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Quaint tiny church which overlooks Lake Tekapo - beautiful view. Entry is via a donation. This is an operating church so be mindful of the time you visit in case a service is occurring on Sundays. It's easy to find and within walking distance of...More

Thank Jandalz3
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We visited in the late afternoon and we were impressed by the breathtaking views of Lake Tekapo. Although the church was closed for the day it's still beautiful and on a clear night it's easy to see why this location is a favourite amongst tourists....More

Thank Louis O
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Situated right on a point this little church is one of the main attractions at the lake. Very small and in demand for special occasions it is a must for tourists. The back of the church has a large window where if you are lucky...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

This tiny church is located right on Lake Tekapo. There is an ample parking lot next to the church. It is free to visit, though a small gold coin donation is requested to help with maintenance. No photography is allowed inside. The architecture and surrounding...More

Thank JenD99
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Gabby Q
17 April 2018|
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Response from Happytraveller604 | Reviewed this property |
A donation is asked for - but no set amount.
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Rachel SI N
4 April 2018|
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Response from Sunny W | Reviewed this property |
When we traveled in January, there was a car park just outside the church. Hope it’s still available there.
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Yennie_miuyin1
18 November 2017|
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Response from O8936FHmarys | Reviewed this property |
Apparently they are blooming. My friends were there last weekend and took some beautiful photos.
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