The town of Lake Tekapo is at the southern end of Lake Tekapo. Our campground was located at a beautiful setting on the lake.After a walk around the small town, we went to the lakeside to take some photos of beautiful Lake Tekapo. There are wonderful views of the lake with mountains in the background. The turquoise color is created by rock flour, finely ground particles of rock held in suspension in the glacial water. At the lakeside, we discovered a flying...
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The flight from Auckland to ChristChurch was a preview of the gorgeous scenery to come. As we flew over to South Island, we saw snowcapped mountains and blue sea. We were very tired on the 4 hour drive to Lake Tekapo, but the scenery was so wonderful that we stayed wide awake. Bob did a good job adjusting to driving on the left. It was only a little bit scary.We saw lots and lots of sheep -- and cute baby lambs. There were also many deer farms; it seems sad that ...