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Nomad’s Guide to South Island, New Zealand

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.

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  1. A place I have yet to make it to. I so look forward to going to one day though, especially for views like that! (:

  2. I’m a New Zealander and I don’t think there is a more magical place on earth!

  3. never really had a huge desire to travel there, but seems pretty awesome! πŸ™‚

  4. mm

    Manan you have really stoked my fire again – that might sound rashly inappropriate but you know what I mean πŸ˜›
    lovely pictures too…

  5. I was so close (when in Australia)… but never made it here. Maybe one day. Thanks for linking up to #SundayTraveler again.

  6. This country is just very beautiful ! Its the best place I have been to until now in my life
    It is just heaven on earth! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  7. New Zealand is just so amazing. I feel like I would need a whole year to explore the country properly.

    • NZ certainly is magnificent Adelina! I met many people in New Zealand who were living there for over a year on a working holiday visa, working for 3-4 days of the week and travelling for the rest. Seemed like the best way to see New Zealand for a prolonged time and on an economical budget.

  8. New Zealand is always been my fascination….I will definitely visit there to the land of wonders..

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