Church of the Good Shepherd

Christchurch & Canterbury

Opened in 1935 the Church of the Good Shepherd is the sole church in Lake Tekapo and continues to be a place of worship for local residents. With a stunning backdrop of lake & mountains (often snow-capped), this church is visited by floods of tourists (as well as being a very popular place for weddings) for the spectacular photo opps it provides.

It was designed by Christchurch architect R.S.D. Harman based on sketches by a local artist Esther Hope. The builders of the Church were instructed that the site was to be left undisturbed and that even the Matagouri bushes surrounding the building were to remain.

Park in the village of Tekapo, and take the short stroll across the footbridge to the beautiful chapel.

Open Everyday Summer 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Winter 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

+64 (03) 685 8389

Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand

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