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Welcome

to your stay in paradise

Ranginui at Lake Tekapo is a peaceful, comfortable and elegant retreat.

Awarded Five Stars by Qualmark, our boutique hosted accommodation features the town’s best views of Lake Tekapo and the majestic Southern Alps beyond.

In our paradise, the dazzling stars of the clear night sky shine over rugged mountains, rippling tussocks, and vast waters of a glacier-fed lake.

Stay with us and explore Tekapo, our alpine resort village boasting walking and cycling tracks, hot pools, great food and endless outdoor adventures.

Ranginui is perfectly situated halfway between Christchurch and Queenstown, with easy access to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. We are located at the heart of the world-famous Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, with its unparalleled dark skies and views of the Southern stars.

In Maori tradition, Ranginui is the sky father, and was pulled from Papatūānuku, the earth mother, to form the great heavens.

Ranginui at Lake Tekapo celebrates a place where the expansive sky reaches down to touch the wild and beautiful earth. Here, the focal point of your eye – and your spirit – is always drawn to the view.

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Book direct through our website and recieve our best available rate, guaranteed. No strings attached! Just our way of showing gratitude for your support of local independent businesses.

our Guest Suites

Sink into a soft King bed, fitted with luxury cotton sheets. Awaken to the sight of snowy peaks and crystal blue waters through floor-to-ceiling windows, or drink in the stunning views while enjoying a coffee or tea on your private balcony.

Ranginui at Lake Tekapo welcomes guests to select their favourite from our three guest suites: Whetu, Whenua, and Rangi.

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Whetu Suite

Whetu is a spacious King suite with an additional window to a westerly outlook, for even grander views.

Whenua Suite

Whenua is a beautiful King suite with a large balcony and expansive lake and mountain views.

Rangi Suite

Rangi is a cosy, romantic King suite with stunning views over Lake Tekapo and surrounding mountains.

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Starry Nights in Tekapo

Starry Nights in Tekapo

Private stargazing tours are available on-site at Ranginui with the help of our friends, Alpha Crux Stargazing and Astrophotography.

Fly Away to a Whisky Hut

Fly Away to a Whisky Hut

It’s a good decision to fly to The Bad Decision Hut, New Zealand’s highest-altitude whisky bar.

“This had to be the best BnB we have ever stayed in. The spectacular view from the balcony has to be one of the most glorious lake and mountain views in NZ.”
Kaye Mattingley Google Reviews
“This had to be the best BnB we have ever stayed in. The spectacular view from the balcony has to be one of the most glorious lake and mountain views in NZ.”
Kaye Mattingley Google Reviews

our Beautiful Backyard

Ranginui at Lake Tekapo is centrally located in the legendary Mackenzie Region, within easy drive of the lakes, mountains, ski fields and Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak.

There’s so much to experience in our beautiful region. Plan plenty of days for adventures in the outdoors, and plenty of nights to relax by the fire or look up at the stars of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve.

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"E mihi atu ki Te Matua, ki a Ranginui, ki a Rangiroa"

"Greetings to the Sky Father, the Great Heavens, the Expansive Heavens"

– Maori waiata