Lake Alexandrina and McGregor Walk

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There are several tracks to choose from around Lake Alexandrina and Lake McGregor.

Lake Alexandrina is made up of a few dozen holiday homes, as well as a camping ground. There is a walk which takes you along the lake shore from the campground on the southern end of the lake.

However, the walk that gives you the best view of Lake Alexandrina follows the walk up the 4WD track near the car park. From this viewpoint, make your way across the little bridge to the right and walk along the lakeshore next to the little holiday homes. It is impossible to get lost, so follow the walking tracks wherever they may lead.

As for Lake McGregor (which is right next to Lake Alexandrina), it also has a nice lakeside walk. Luckily the tracks are elevated so you will be able to enjoy the views from above. Lake McGregor also has a few partially submerged trees near the shoreline which are an interesting feature.

In the summer, you will be able to experience the lupin flowers that (though technically an invasive species) the area is known for. In the winter, experience the awe of the snow-covered mountains beyond Lake Tekapo.

Enjoy the Tekapo hot pools after your walk

Especially wonderful in winter, but any time of the year is good, finish off your hike or walk in Tekapo with a soak in the hot springs. If you don’t mind what time you go you can get cheaper entry tickets to the hot pools on this link.  The pools are open every day except Christmas day. There is a great day spa and cafe, bar to enjoy as well. The hot pools overlook stunning Lake Tekapo.

Quick Facts about this walk

  • Location: Lake Tekapo, South Island, New Zealand
  • Time needed: From 10mins depending on which walk you take
  • Distance: These vary depending on which walk you choose
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Bikes allowed: The walks are shared with mountain bike tracks.
  • Route: Loop or return
  • Elevation: Unknown
  • Wet Feet: No
  • Toilets: There are toilets at the campgrounds near both lakes.
  • Dogs: Unknown
  • Mobile Coverage: Yes, very good
  • Last Updated: May, 2020

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We’ve partnered with Macpac outdoor walking & hiking gear to bring you the very best products designed exclusively for our New Zealand climate. They’ll ship for FREE within NZ on orders over $100 (if under $100 it’s only $5). Worldwide international shipping is available except to the USA. Bulky orders will be $20.

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