lake tekapo in pictures

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The moment we drove up the highway and laid eyes on it… we were speechless! Water so blue, on a day where the sky was brilliantly blue. Sweeping mountainous backdrops. Yep…. no words can describe the sheer beauty.

And so, we won’t even try to use words…  We do hope however our favourite photos of Lake Tekapo can  do it some justice.

Lake Tekapo during the day: 

IMG_0107IMG_0094 IMG_0097 IMG_0153 IMG_0171 IMG_0191 IMG_0228Lake Tekapo at dusk:
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Where have you been that has left you speechless?

We want to hear about a place you have been to where you were so overwhelmed with its beauty. Tell us here.

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39 thoughts on “lake tekapo in pictures

    Kamila Pala said:
    November 28, 2015 at 4:11 am

    Amazing set of photos! Thanks for taking me there – so nice and so far… Bye. Kamila

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      November 28, 2015 at 10:26 pm

      Thanks Kamila 🙂 So glad you liked it! Definitely a place with visiting if you can on day.

    AndysWorldJourneys said:
    October 23, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    beautiful – where is it may i ask?

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      October 25, 2015 at 9:24 pm

      It’s in South Island NZ – we stopped there overnight on our drive between Christchurch to Queenstown.

    Forestwoodfolkart said:
    October 22, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Lake Tekapo left me speechless as well. I loved loved loved it. But I was left in awe at many places in Norway, Trollstigen, just outside Åndalsnes, Skånevik, Geiranger, and Nepal…….

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      October 23, 2015 at 7:50 am

      We are yet to see any of those places you have mentioned.Guess we need to get there ASAP so we can be in awe again 😉

        Forestwoodfolkart said:
        October 23, 2015 at 7:59 am

        You will LOVE Norway. Everyone does …..it is spectacular

          wisemonkeysabroad responded:
          October 25, 2015 at 9:24 pm

          Yep! We would predict that we would love it too 😉

    Kat said:
    October 21, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    You’re right, no words to describe this sheer beauty, it’s incredible!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      October 23, 2015 at 7:54 am

      Kat – we were simply stunned by the colours. It really was a humbling moment to be surrounded by such beauty!

    Gypsy Bev said:
    October 21, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Looks like a magical place! The Redwoods in California took my breath away.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      October 22, 2015 at 5:59 pm

      Now the redwoods is somewhere we want to see 🙂

    Curt Mekemson said:
    October 21, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Beautiful, guys. As for me, I’ve been to so many incredible places, not sure how I would choose the most spectacular. You can’t go wrong with the South Island of New Zealand, however. –Curt

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      October 21, 2015 at 3:10 pm

      Hi Curt!! Are you back online again??? How was your “break”?? Great to hear from you! Must check your blog to see where the wind did end up taking you.

    quirkywanderer said:
    October 21, 2015 at 5:33 am

    Wow wow wow! Where is this? NZ?

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      October 21, 2015 at 7:16 am

      This is in the South Island of New Zealand! It is VERY much WOW 🙂

    AnnaKristina said:
    October 20, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    Great photos! Looks amazing. New Zealand is a place I would love to visit, but haven’t gotten round to it quite yet.

    Without a doubt, the most breathtaking place I have ever seen is Tibet. With so much history and a place that struggles with maintaining a genuine freedom of identity due to oppression, the landscape and the setting is incredibly beautiful. I don’t know if it has something to do with the altitude, but the locals’ dedication to traditional ways of living is definitely something that has allowed the land to continue as it should without much development and human interference. I recommend it!
    In fact, if you go to my blog post – https://deeperthanyouraveragepuddle.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/dont-sht-where-you-eat/ – you can see a couple of my photos. However, the blog post itself is a tad political, but I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.
    I implore you to go and visit. If you decide it’s a place you’d like to go, please let me know, because the tour guide I used (you can’t go through Tibet without one by law) was the nicest man, a local chap, who I am still in touch with and who has the most genuine passion for showing people the wonders of his homeland.

    WanderlustEm said:
    October 20, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Beautiful! 😍 Now I’m really excited for NZ. Thanks for the photos!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      October 21, 2015 at 7:17 am

      Awwww….. thanks WanderlustEm 🙂 When are you heading to NZ?

        WanderlustEm said:
        October 21, 2015 at 8:48 am

        I go in November. I can’t wait, especially after seeing these pictures 🙂

          wisemonkeysabroad responded:
          October 21, 2015 at 3:09 pm

          Oooh…. so exciting for you! You will be knocked off your feet with how beautiful it is 🙂 Are you visiting North or South Island or both?

            WanderlustEm said:
            October 21, 2015 at 4:54 pm

            I’m visiting both islands. I’m starting in Christchurch and finishing in Auckland 🙂 how long have you been in NZ for?

            wisemonkeysabroad responded:
            October 22, 2015 at 5:59 pm

            We were there only 12 days… Back in Oz now 🙂 Well enjoy your trip! It will be amazing!!

            WanderlustEm said:
            October 22, 2015 at 6:26 pm

            Thanks so much. I loved Aus, I’ll be hopping over to Sydney and Melbourne after NZ. Happy travels! 🙂

    Ayla said:
    October 20, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Oh wow!!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      October 21, 2015 at 7:16 am

      Ayla… that’s what we thought too when we saw Lake Tekapo for the first time 🙂

    Mabel Kwong said:
    October 20, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful blue! Such a stunning shade…maybe I am biased because my favourite colour is blue 😉 The mountains look like they are painted on in the sky. So clear and crisp. It must have been fairly cold there… Hope you guys are doing well. Summer is well on the way here 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      October 21, 2015 at 7:22 am

      Hi Mabel – we love blue too, so were totally in love with the scenery. It was VERY VERY cold at night and early mornings but during the day was comfortable 🙂 Hope you are well!!

    AnnaJ said:
    October 20, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Just saw the tags, had to be in New Zealand 😃 The place that overwhelmed me with its beauty? Here – http://annajam.es/2015/09/04/pangong-tso/

    AnnaJ said:
    October 20, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Gorgeous! Where exactly is this place?

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      October 21, 2015 at 7:18 am

      It is in fact New Zealand as you picked up in the tags 😉

    Becky | Been There, Seen That, Got the Postcard said:
    October 20, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Looks absolutely stunning! Great photos!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      October 20, 2015 at 9:32 am

      Thanks so much Becky. It is too pretty of a place to not snap 100s of pics 😉

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