Christchurch to Lake Tekapo with GreatSights

Christchurch to Lake Tekapo with GreatSights
Christchurch to Lake Tekapo with GreatSights
Christchurch to Lake Tekapo with GreatSights
Christchurch to Lake Tekapo with GreatSights

Today you head into the heart of the South Island, crossing the vast Canterbury Plains along the inland scenic route, before heading into Mackenzie country. Passing through places such as Beautiful Valley it's not hard to understand where the names originate. Ascending Burkes Pass and onto the high country plateau and the picturesque town of Lake Tekapo. Lake Tekapo is New Zealand's highest large lake and its incredible turquoise colour astounds many visitors. The amazing colour of the water is created by the fine rock particles that are suspended in the glacier fed waters and these reflect the light. One of the most popular landmarks in this region is the Church of the Good Shepherd.