Photos by Alessandra Zecchini©
This highland lake (710 meters - 2300 feet) is in the heart of the
Mackenzie District, South Island, New Zealand.
The name Tekapo is Maori and it probably means: Taka (sleeping mat) and
Finely ground rock in the glacial melted waters give
a beautifully unique turquoise color. Lake Tekapo
The monument to the working shepherd dog.
The Church of the Good Shepherd, the first church built in the Mackenzie Basin (1935).
Possibly one of the most photographed churches in New Zealand, it features an altar window that frames stunning views of the lake and mountains.