A Photographer’s Dream
There are so many options for capturing great images around Lake Tekapo. Whether you take an easy walk up Cowans Hill at sunrise, or spend sunset at Lake Alexandrina, the many walks and hikes in the Mackenzie provide stunning vistas in every direction for the professional and amateur photographer. Or, find a safe spot to pull over and shoot beautiful images right from the side of the road, because you are literally surrounded by some of New Zealand’s best scenery.
The Mackenzie boasts beautiful colours morning and evening (the magic hour!). In summer the lupin flowers draw thousands of visitors and locals with their showy colours.
If you are confident driving on shingle, the road to Roundhill Ski Area offers sensational vistas. And the golden hues in autumn are hard to beat around Lake Alexandrina, Twizel, Lake Pukaki and Tekapo. Talk to our friendly team at Ranginui for more suggestions of local spots to photograph.