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Driving route : Christchurch - Lake Tekapo - Mt Cook Village
230 km (144 miles)
Approximately 3 hours
Road Conditions: Motorway/State Highway

The South Island抯 largest city, Christchurch is an entertaining mixture of refined lifestyle and cultural excitement. Visit heritage sites, museums and art galleries, and enjoy the highly developed restaurant scene.

The scenic route to Lake Tekapo begins at Rangiora, a rural centre north of Christchurch city. Small towns appear regularly as you travel across the Canterbury Plains through fields and farms. Explore the old coal mining settlement of Glentunnel before the road climbs over the braided Rakaia River and up to Mount Hutt. There are historic lime kilns at Staveley and Mt Somers, and the pretty town of Geraldine has an interesting car museum. After Fairlie you抣l ascend to the region known as the Mackenzie Country, named after the legendary Scottish sheep rustler who once roamed the area.

The settlement of Lake Tekapo is at the southern end of the lake. Fishing, kayaking, bike riding, horse trekking and skiing are some of the things you can do in the area. The Church of the Good Shepherd and the sheepdog statue are great photo opportunities.

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  • Copyright: Andrew Ooi (andrewooi) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 37] (204)
  • Genre: 风景
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2007-10-28
  • Categories: 自然
  • Exposure: f/22, 1/60 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2008-10-20 23:22
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