Lake Tekapo in Winter July 26th 2015 Unfortunately for the town of Tekapo, route 8 runs right through it, close to the lake, leaving little room for the town to develop gracefully. There is quite a bit of construction on the waterfront now and the town has some mediocre restaurants and a small, expensive grocery store.
But the Mt. John loop made up for all this. It begins about a km or so from the town, close to the hot pools an ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Lake Tekapo The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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