Star gazing in Tekapo
Tekapo is famous for its star gazing and even though quite a lot of Lord of the Rings was filmed there, those are not the kind of stars I am talking about! Tekapo is known to have the world’s clearest night skies and can give you some of THE most stunning sights; provided the cloud gods are in your favour. You can see the Milky Way and look at t clusters of beautiful stars up-close through the observatory at Mt. John. If you are a photography buff like me, stop by at the Old Church of the Good Shepherd near Lake Tekapo, for a more relaxed sighting and definitely a more comfortable spot to click away.
Perching on a bench near Lake Tekapo with a beer, staring at the night sky with a million twinkling stars would make you wish that life had a pause button.
Also, as long as you are in Tekapo, go for a dip in the, extremely cold (3-4), pristine and exquisite waters of Lake Tekapo, and then sun bathe on the nearby rocks. It is considered healthy to be THAT relaxed.