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Average price (weeknight)

C$ 220

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 225
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Top tips for finding Lake Tekapo hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Lake Tekapo, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Lake Tekapo in June and October.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Lake Tekapo if you stay on a Tuesday. The opposite is true for, Saturday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book more than 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Lake Tekapo accommodation.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Lake Tekapo for 2 days.
  • Relax and refresh your mind with a stay near Tekapo Springs, a hot spring also featuring ice-skating and a lake. Consider a stay at Lake Tekapo Village Motel, a 3-star property about a 5min drive from the springs. Other amenities include free parking and laundry service.
  • Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd, one of the most photographed buildings in New Zealand. The quaint church sits atop a mountain, providing visitors with stunning views of Lake Tekapo and the Southern Alps. A stay at the Mantra Lake Tekapo will place you about 10min walk from the church. The 4-star hotel also provides guests with a pool, kitchen, free parking and laundry service.
  • Hiking lovers should look for a hotel in the centre near the base of Mt. John. If you reach the top of the mountain you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the lake and Mackenzie Basin, as well as a charming café for a snack break. Consider a stay at Tekapo Village Motel or The Godley Hotel, both 3-star properties about 5min drive from the starting point of the circular track.
  • Travelling with kids? Choose a hotel close to Balmoral Farmyard in the city centre. The farm is an interactive, family-friendly activity for animal lovers. Visitors can get up close and personal with alpacas, pigs, lambs, sheep and more.
  • Lake Tekapo is a well-known destination for having one of the clearest skies in the world. Travellers from all over visit to observe millions of stars in the night sky. The best places to stargaze are out of the city centre, but another popular spot is Mount John Observatory, where you can use telescopes for a closer look. Solo travellers should consider Lakefront Lodge Backpackers, which is one of the nearest accommodation options, about a 15min drive from the observatory.

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