Tekapo Accomodation

Tekapo lies in the heart of the Mackenzie Country, with the township located on the stunning turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo. Surrounded by pristine alpine peaks, situated only a few hours from both Queenstown and Christchurch and located near the magnificent Aoraki Mount Cook, this is one picture-perfect destination to stop in and make the most of (if only to bathe in the stunning Tekapo Springs!)

If you are looking for a budget place to stay overnight, then we would definitely recommend:

Budget Options:

YHA Lake Tekapo:

This new state of the art carbon zero certified hostel is located in the heart of the township, right by the beautiful lake. With an on-site restaurant and bar, a gleaming communal kitchen and lounge, and a variety of very reasonably priced private rooms and dorms, you can relax in this modern facility knowing that you’re contributing to a sustainable and eco-friendly business and lifestyle.

Tailor Made Tekapo Accommodation:

This boutique self-catering accommodation is located on a ¾ acre in the heart of Tekapo, surrounded by mountains, a beautiful garden, and furry animals.

With a choice of family rooms, dorm rooms, or privates, this affordable accommodation is a great option for those who want to be in the centre of the village in a comfortable and friendly budget venue.

Luxury Accommodation:

Sometimes all you want to do is treat yourself on a weekend away. And you deserve to!

We’ve searched high and low and decided that if you do, these are the best places to pamper and zone out in style:

Isolation Bay:

The name of this luxury house says it all.

Combining privacy and elegance in this high country secluded accommodation on the western shores of Lake Tekapo, this enormous house sleeps up to 16 people, with expansive ceilings and large rooms boasting ceiling to floor panoramic views of the stunning Lake Tekapo.

With a price tag of roughly $1000 per night, make the most of the fact that it sleeps 16, and go in together to split the bill accordingly for an affordable luxury experience in paradise.

The View Tekapo:

This modern and superior deluxe accommodation hosts two villas; one for a group of 4, and the other for a group of 8.

With designer rooms and bathrooms and dazzling 180 degree views from every angle, this is one luxury accommodation that will make you never want to leave. 

Mid-Range Accommodation:

The Cairns Alpine Resort:

Built with an aesthetic of the Mackenzie region’s musterer's hut, but with the amenities of a modern home, these lodges are the perfect palace to sit back and enjoy the stunning views and night sky that Lake Tekapo offers.

With a warm fireplace, heat pump, fully equipped kitchen, and just a short bike ride away from the township, you have the feeling of being away from it all in the heart of nature, with the convenience of both community and privacy.

Black House Accommodation:

This beautiful award-winning house on Airbnb is perfect for a group of friends, with the ability to host up to 6 people.

Just a few minutes walk from the town centre and an outdoor heated cedar tub in a private garden, this is the perfect place to lie back and stargaze in one of the most beautiful regions in New Zealand.

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