Lake Tekapo sits in the heart of the Mackenzie District in the South Island. The closest airport, in Timaru, is only an hour away from Lake Tekapo. The closest International Airport is in Christchurch City, a 2 hour and 40 minute drive away. Alternatively Queenstown is 2 hours 50 minutes away, which also hosts an International Airport, and Dunedin is 3.5 hours away. Whatever way you look at it, Lake Tekapo is on your doorstep.
If you are from overseas and wishing to attend Race Tekapo, the New Zealand borders are opening to Australian tourists from 12th April. Then from the 1st of May visitors from visa-waiver countries (such as UK, USA, Japan, Germany, Korea, and Singapore), and to visitors who hold a valid visitor visa, are able to enter New Zealand.
We will update the situation if the NZ government updates their policies.
If you require assistance with booking your trip to New Zealand, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you in the right direction. We hope to see you in Lake Tekapo this September!
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