Walking and hiking in Lake Tekapo area
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Our pick of the best walks & hiking tracks in Lake Tekapo

There are plenty of really nice walks and hiking tracks in the Lake Tekapo area, most with stunning views of the lake. Hopefully you’ll get a nice day. A number of walks start from right in Lake Tekapo town, which is handy. Even better on a cold day, take a soak in the lovely Lake Tekapo hot pools, what a way to end the day! You’ll get 360° views of Lake Tekapo and the mountains from the top of Cowans Hill walkway.

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Our list of the best walks in Lake Tekapo

You’ll see detailed information on each walk including track times, distance, track quality, hazards, difficultly, map, river crossings, photos, track points plus dogs, and bike access.

Our Tips & Tricks on booking your trip to Lake Tekapo:

Here are our tips for finding the best prices for your trip to Tekapo.

Lowest Price Guarantee on Campervan Hire from Queenstown Airport – Compare Prices of 15 Motorhome Companies. Also, car hire from Queenstown Airport.

Jucy Rentals are defiantly the cheapest with a really big range of camper-vans. If you’re looking for a van you can stand up in or with a bit more room then try Mighty. Britz and Maui are very popular and cater for small and really big campers.

Places to stay in Lake Tekapo:

You can book a backpacker or hostel with Hostelworld, they have a huge range. If you want to stay at a hotel/motel or private home/holiday home, then use They consistently have the cheapest prices, plus you’ll find the same private houses that Airbnb have but you don’t pay the extra “Service Fee”. I use them all the time in New Zealand and overseas. Here are’s accommodation choices in Lake Tekapo on a handy map.

Share your walk with us

If you’ve been on one of these walks, please add a comment, we’d love to read about it and share with others. Or visit the our Facebook Group, ask questions, meet people, post photos and share your walking experiences! We’d love to hear from you.

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Don’t forget your travel insurance:

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations. It’s comprehensive protection in case anything goes wrong. I never go on a trip without it as I’ve had to use it many times in the past especially for medical. I’ve been using World Nomads for years and it’s very good.