Friday 19th October: PM Lake Tekapo
We then drove to Lake Tekapo and checked in to the Lake Tekapo Scenic resort (where we stayed on our visit back in 2006) to enjoy our gorgeous view of the lake. Lake Tekapo is a really beautiful lake and such a lovely blue colour – it is probably my second favourite lake after Lake Pukaki – and definitely worth a visit (usually on route between Christchurch and Queenstown). We headed straight up to the Mount John Observatory (as the road up here closed at 5pm) and took in the stunning panoramic views of the lake. Heading back down we then ate pizza at the Lake Tekapo Tavern (quite a strange place, which burnt our pizza and ended up cooking another one and giving it to us for free!) and enjoyed a lovely walk along by the lake. We also took a longer walk to the Church of the Good Shepherd and enjoyed the views from there. We are driving to Christchurch tomorrow and will be really sad to leave South island but hesding to Auckland and then on Monday our Great Barrier Island adventure begins!