This walk starts on the western side of Main Road Bridge in Lake Tekapo township, right near the Fire Station. You will see a poled route that climbs towards the river terrace. This climb is steep but the track then descends to the lower river terrace and takes you into larch forest.
The track starts off along the Tekapo River, but then cuts back through open grassland toward Lake George Scott. The lake is about 3 km downstream from the bridge. It is a man-made lake whose purpose is to redirect the water from the river towards Tekapo B power station.
From Lake George Scott, you have the option of returning the way you came or taking the track that climbs through the pine forest to the boundary fence. The way there allows for close up views of the Tekapo River and the Lake, but the route along the fence line offers a vista view of them and the hydro canal.
The fence line route then reconnects with the original track. As you ascend back towards the river terrace, you will be looking over Lake Tekapo and the surrounding mountains—in case you didn’t look back at their beauty in the first place.