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Whether you are looking for a relaxing walk in native forest, a more demanding hike or trek into the alpine wilderness, or a quiet place to sit and enjoy the view, the Mackenzie Region has it all.

Here's a selection of activities we recommend.
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Tekapo Hot Springs and Day Spa

Soak up the hot pools or enjoy the relaxing spa facilities at the Tekapo Springs and Spa.
Open 7 days – 10am to 9pm.

Tekapo Adventures

Explore Tekapo's backcountry wilderness on a Scenic 4WD Tour.

Paddle Tekapo

Paddle Board and Kayak hire on beautiful Lake Tekapo Operating every fine day over summer, this sustainable and 100%carbon neutral activity.

ArtSpace Tekapo

ArtSpace Tekapo is an art gallery in featuring local and NZ artists and holds regular exhibitions of new works.

Petronella's Bookstore

An award-winning independent bookstore with an independent spirit in the middle of Lake Tekapo village.

Air Safaris

Air Safaris offer a range of scenic flights showcasing the local area, Mount Cook and the glaciers of the Aoraki Mount Cook and Westland national Parks.

Roundhill Skifield

From beginner to expert, Roundhill is the perfect alpine location for winter fun.

Stargazing and Astrophotography Tours 

Alpha CruX – Stargazing & Astrophotography is a fully mobile service providing private astronomy tours and astrophotography lessons throughout the Mackenzie Region.

Walking & Hiking

Easy walking tracks, day hikes, or alpine expeditions – the Mackenzie is a haven for walkers of all levels, ages and abilities.

Eat and Drink

Blue Lake Eatery & Bar

The Blue Lake Eatery & Bar is a contemporary restaurant and bar located in the heart of the Lake Tekapo Village.

Jack Rabbit Cafe

Jack Rabbit serves delicious food and organic, fairtrade coffee with some of the best views in Tekapo!

Kohan Japanese Restaurant

With salmon farms right on the doorstep, see why Kohan is considered to have the best Sushi and Sashimi available.

Reflections Cafe and Restaurant

Great food, great coffee, great wines and great service!

T.L.V. Restaurant and Bar

A stunning restaurant in a stunning location with stunning food.

The Greedy Cow

The Greedy Cow is open from 7.30 am, seven days a week (closed on Christmas Day).

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