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How to get Here

The village of Lake Tekapo is located on State Highway 8 just three hours drive from Christchurch International Airport. Queenstown is a further three hours drive to the South. 

From Christchurch, travel on State Highway 1 to Orari, then turn inland to Geraldine and continue towards Fairlie on State Highway 79. From Fairlie take State Highway 8 to Tekapo. 

From Queenstown, travel on State Highway 6 to Cromwell, then onto State Highway 8 through to Omarama and Lake Tekapo. 

GPS Co-ordinates: 43°53′S 170°31′E

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There are no rail or air links to Tekapo so car and coach are the preferred means of travel. 

There are a number of scheduled coach services passing through the town daily and can be booked online.

There is no taxi service in Tekapo however most accommodation is within walking distance and local operators are usually happy to collect and deliver guests to their transport if you contact them prior to arrival. If you are staying with Lake Tekapo Holiday Homes please phone us on (03) 6806607. 

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