Not far from Mt Cook, you’ll find Tekapo. Don’t overlook this little lakeside town – though it is sleepy, it is one of the most stunning towns in Aotearoa!
There you’ll find the infamous Church of the Good Shepherd and popular hot pools, all in front of Lake Tekapo.
When the sun goes down, Tekapo gets even better (though that’s hard to believe) thanks to its dark sky. The area that surrounds Tekapo is part of a dark sky reserve, which means that visitors have unparalleled opportunities to stargaze and take clear astro photos.