Lake Tekapo – An Alpine Resort

Tekapo village lies on the shore of NZ’s highest alpine lake, and at the centre of the Mackenzie Country. Tekapo’s array of attractions, adventure activities and spectacular scenery makes for the most rewarding winter holiday experiences NZ has to offer.

There’s a wide range of accommodation options in the region including hotels, motels, lodges, backpackers and bed & breakfasts, complemented by ‘apres ski’ fun in the bars, cafes and restaurants.

Below are some of the great accommodation and activity options:

Earth & Sky

Mt John Observatory. New Zealand’s first sanctuary for the stars. At this most beautiful and easily accessible Observatory using powerful telescopes to explore the Southern night skies with knowledgable astronomy guides. By day visit the Atsro cafe at the summit of Mt John, for great coffee, views and refreshments. Open daily 9am – 5pm. Tour bookings recommended. www.earthandsky.co.nz

Kiwi Treasures

Childrens and Adults Ski Pants and Jackets available for daily hire. We also have a range of ski pants, goggles, waterproof gloves for sale. Available from Kiwi Treasures/Post Centre, Main Street, Lake Tekapo (Next to the 4square supermarket). Booking in advance for clothing hire is recommended. Phone 03 680 6686 or email kiwitreasures@clear.net.nz

Mackenzies Bar & Grill

Great food and spectacular views in a beautiful environment. Casual cafe style during the day and a relaxed atmosphere for a la carte evening dining. Come in for some apres ski drinks before enjoying stonegrill dinner – the hottest meal in town! Proud suppliers of great food, coffee, New Zealand wines and Monteiths craft beers.

Tekapo Springs

Tekapo Springs and Day Spa is a multi-faceted attraction overlooking Lake Tekapo, a natural half way stop between Christchurch and Queenstown – and a great place to unwind after a day at Roundhill! We offer hot pools, sauna/steam rooms and plunge pool, an ice rink, snow tube slope, a four room luxurious Day Spa and licensed cafe. We are open 364 days of the year. www.tekaposprings.co.nz

The Cairns Golf Course

The Cairns is designed to be both challenging and fun. It tests the most avid golfers while also being a fun experience for everyone.  Green fees payable at the honesty box on the course.  Club and cart hire are available from Le Stable, please contact 021 329 885.   www.thecairns.co.nz

Discover Tekapo

Discover Tekapo Holiday Homes aims to provide the perfect holiday home for your stay in Tekapo. Whether it is modern with all the luxuries of home or a character ‘70’s retro style bach we have a range of homes that will ensure your requirements are met. We have a number of homes that can sleep 10 and sometimes even more just get in touch and let us know what it is you are after. www.discovertekapo.co.nz

Parkbrae Estate

Parkbrae Estate is so much more than a stay, its an experience! Preferred by so many due to its unique style cottages and units, peaceful surroundings and privileged location. Most of our accommodation has an open fire or a log burner; plus heaters and electric blankets. Linen is provided and depending on number of nights we also provide cleaning service. Laundry facilities are available, private parking and wireless too! www.parkbrae.co.nz

Peppers Bluewater Resort

The resort offers the prime base for relaxation after hitting the slopes. Phone 0800 275 373 or BOOK HERE

Tailor-Made-Tekapo Backpackers

Play games with international travellers and the neighbours cat in front of the log fire. Good beds, all made up, no bunks. Well equiped kitchen and drying room. Comfort on a budget.

The Godley

The Godley Hotel is located on the shores of Lake Tekapo. With 80 guestrooms the Godley offers all the private facilities and services to give you a comfortable stay. A large restaurant, cosy bar and spa pool are available. Enjoy a glass of wine by the fire during the winter. Stay awhile, explore the beautiful landscape, and enjoy the warm and friendly hospitality of the Godley Hotel. www.tekapo.co.nz

Mantra Lake Tekapo

Mantra Lake Tekapo has been designed to settle peacefully into it’s natural alpine setting, with cleverly landscaped exterior and an interior that gives you that home-away-from-home feeling.  With spacious self-contained apartments, each offering three bedrooms, you’ll find everything you’ll need in the fully equipped kitchens, two and a half bathrooms with underfloor heating and quality furnishings.  Enjoy your private courtyard, garage and other facilities such as swimming pool, hot tub and entertainment area complete with a barbeque and huge outdoor fireplace.

YHA Lake Tekapo

YHA Lake Tekapo is the ideal base for families and small groups.  Clean comfortable rooms, large communal kitchen and lounge areas at the foot of Lake Tekapo.  The perfect place to unwind, share ski stories and get a good night’s sleep ready for your next day on the mountain.  Book @ www.yha.co.nz or email us yha.laketekapo@yha.co.nz

Brinkley Resort - Methven

Brinkley’s in the Methven town village (1.5 hours from Tekapo) is a Qualmark 4 Star rated High Country self-contained accommodation style resort, restaurant and conference centre situated in the Alpine heartland village of Methven at the foothills of majestic Mt Hutt. We are 1 hours’ drive from Christchurch International Airport and the resort features a total of 80 self-contained apartments comprised of 40 studios and 40 quality two bedroom apartments with full laundry facilities