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The Church of the Good Shepherd: Tours & Tickets

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The Church of the Good Shepherd is situated on the shores of Lake Tekapo amongst the natural beauty of the lake and the mountains. The Church of the Good Shepherd was built to the glory of God as a memorial to the pioneers of the Mackenzie Country...more
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Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Such a scenic location, the church of the good shepherd was a lovely quiet place to sit inside with relaxing Christian music playing whilst enjoying Gods amazing creation from the church window. No photos allowed inside the church

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SallyP1967
Reviewed 6 days ago

When we visited the church interior was closed, so we had to content ourselves with seeing the outside. It's a small but attractive building located close to the lake and not far from the town (an easy walk). Nice views out over the lake from...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank KGB777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is worth looking at. Entry is free but I suggest a donation as it costs to keep these buildings maintained. Would love to get married here! it has an amazing feel about it and the views are gorgeous.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Lisa_S1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled from Christchurch to mount Cook via Lake Tekapo, we stopped to visit the church, but unfortunately it was closed for a private service,so we couldn't enter thechurch. However we walked around outside and enjoyed the wonderful setting on the edge of the lake....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Richard S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this Church feels very clam, nice view around, no entry fee it's up to you if you want to donate.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 144reshmap
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No entry fee required but many tourists due to the famous instangram. No entry in the night provided book tour from Dark Sky Santuary. Inside the church is quite and serene. Behind the church has fabulous view. Free parking and plenty of space. Can dropby...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank limcjpohbg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit but was very crowded with tourist looking to get the perfect Instagram-worthy photo, even in the off season! Was hard to enjoy the tranquility of the location. More a reflection of the tourists then the tourist site, but worth noting! Be sure...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An easy walk from the township over a great footbridge, we visited the Church for the 1st time in 25 years. We were pleased to see that the emphasis was on it being a church and the touristy activity was limited to outside. We spent...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank beehappynz
Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

I really enjoyed my time here. Although there were hoards of tourists outside the church, once inside it was peaceful and tranquil. Amazing views of the lake makes this place the perfect spot for some quiet time and reflection.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Wineolclock
Reviewed 29 August 2019 via mobile

Located at panoramic area. Just short walking from lake tekapo holiday park. Beautiful place with bridge, lake view, easy access and plenty of parking. Suitable place for stargazing at night. Bit crowded if you go during peak season as everyone wants to capture the church.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Gabby Q
17 April 2018|
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Response from Happytraveller604 | Reviewed this property |
A donation is asked for - but no set amount.
4 April 2018|
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Response from Sunny W | Reviewed this property |
When we traveled in January, there was a car park just outside the church. Hope it’s still available there.
18 November 2017|
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Response from O8936FHmarys | Reviewed this property |
Apparently they are blooming. My friends were there last weekend and took some beautiful photos.