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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 you require assistance with booking your trip to New Zealand, please contact us at email@example.com and we will put you in the right direction. We hope to see you in Lake Tekapo this September!
Lake Tekapo has an abundance of accommodation options to suit everyone and every budget - from holiday homes, luxury apartments and motels, right through to campsites, cabins, and glamping options.
Please see below for our official Accommodation Race Partners, Peppers Bluewater Resort and Mantra Lake Tekapo.
And if you would prefer to spread your wings, Twizel and Fairlie are a short drive away, with plenty of options for you as well.
The Mackenzie District is the perfect excuse to stay a couple of nights (or more!) and explore everything there is on offer. We suggest you book early to ensure you lock in your accommodation for race weekend!
Please also check our Race Weekend Specials page for discounted rates at many of Lake Tekapo's accommodation providers.
Near the shores of Lake Tekapo, in the heart of Mackenzie Country, is Peppers Bluewater Resort. The resort is set amongst the purest natural landscape and is a short walk to the Race Village and Tekapo Springs.
Click on the button below to find out more. There are Event Special rates on offer when you book.
We can’t wait to welcome you to the Legendary Mackenzie! Step into the great wide open and discover the highest mountains, longest glaciers, vivid turquoise lakes, golden grasslands and dazzling starry skies.
Check out our 52 Reasons short videos on 52 things to see and do in the Mackenzie!
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