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Roundhill Ski Area
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Spend the day discovering this ski field above Lake Tekapo, which provides beginner-friendly runs alongside the steepest vertical drop in the country.

Overlooking the beautiful azure stretch of Lake Tekapo in Mackenzie Country, Roundhill Ski Area is an exciting and family-friendly ski field amid breathtaking South Island scenery. From an extensive learners’ area to a freestyle terrain park and Australasia’s biggest vertical drop, this little ski field covers a wide range of skill levels.

Head to the Roundhill Ski Area rental facility and get fitted out with a quality selection of skiing or snowboarding equipment. Learners and children will enjoy the wide open beginners area, where a platter lift and two rope tows make it easy to navigate around the green-graded slopes. The ski area’s two T-bar lifts provide access to a range of intermediate trails, featuring an exciting landscape of natural dips and curves.

Go on an adventurous ride on the world’s steepest rope tow and explore Roundhill’s advanced and expert terrain. Take the plunge on Australasia’s biggest vertical drop and carve down 2,569 feet (783 meters) of sheer powder slopes. Expert skiers and riders traversing this run will find long, natural half-pipes and chutes, as well as a wide backcountry area for off-piste adventures.

Freestyle skiers and boarders can perfect their tricks and aerial jumps on the Roundhill Ski Area terrain park, which has kickers, rails and boxes to suit a variety of skill levels. Work on your technique or access different parts of the mountain with Roundhill’s ski and snowboard lessons.

Take a break at the Roundhill Ski Area café or grab a snack from the ski village’s shops. Relax with a beer or a hot cup of cocoa and take in magnificent views of Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo and the Mackenzie Basin.

Roundhill Ski Area is picturesquely positioned above Lake Tekapo and can be reached in just over half an hour’s drive from the village of Tekapo. The ski season runs between late June and September and the lifts operate daily until the afternoon. Discounted lift passes are offered to children, youths, students and seniors.

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Peppers Bluewater Resort
Peppers Bluewater Resort
4.5 out of 5
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$169 per night from 7 Mar. to 8 Mar.

Situated in Lake Tekapo, this luxury aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lake Tekapo, Church of the Good Shepherd and Sheepdog Statue. Tekapo Springs and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,587 reviews)

"Amazing view from the room, only issue was the window latch was broken so was a tad noisy when the wind hit!"…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan. 2021

Peppers Bluewater Resort
The Godley Hotel
The Godley Hotel
3 out of 5
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$116 per night from 7 Mar. to 8 Mar.

Situated on a lake, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lake Tekapo and Church of the Good Shepherd. Tekapo Springs and Mount John Observatory are also ...

3.1/5 (977 reviews)

"Rooms very dated. That’s okay if you get what you pay for but felt was overpriced for the 70’s decor and facilities."…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb. 2021

The Godley Hotel
Lake Tekapo Village Motel
Lake Tekapo Village Motel
3.5 out of 5
Village Centre, State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$151 per night from 8 Mar. to 9 Mar.

Situated in the mountains, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Dark Sky Project, Cowans Hill Walkway and Lake Tekapo. Church of the Good Shepherd and Sheepdog ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (850 reviews)

"Very good location, nice place to stay, generally clean, but when we turn on the bath tub, we were shocked at it"…"

Reviewed on 22 Dec. 2020

Lake Tekapo Village Motel
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Peppers Bluewater Resort
Peppers Bluewater Resort
4.5 out of 5
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$169 per night from 7 Mar. to 8 Mar.
Peppers Bluewater Resort
The Godley Hotel
The Godley Hotel
3 out of 5
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$116 per night from 7 Mar. to 8 Mar.
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Lake Tekapo Village Motel
Lake Tekapo Village Motel
3.5 out of 5
Village Centre, State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$151 per night from 8 Mar. to 9 Mar.
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Lake Tekapo Cottages
Lake Tekapo Cottages
3 out of 5
12 Sealy St, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$138 per night from 21 Mar. to 22 Mar.
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Mantra Lake Tekapo
Mantra Lake Tekapo
4 out of 5
1 Beauchamp Place, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$199 per night from 8 Mar. to 9 Mar.
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Tailor Made Tekapo Accommodation - Guesthouse & Hostel
Tailor Made Tekapo Accommodation - Guesthouse & Hostel
2 out of 5
11 Aorangi Crescent, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$90 per night from 7 Mar. to 8 Mar.
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The Quarters
The Quarters
3 out of 5
4 Erebus Place, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$199 per night from 7 Mar. to 8 Mar.
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Josephine Lakeview Lodge
Josephine Lakeview Lodge
4 out of 5
23 Lochinver Avenue, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$248 per night from 7 Mar. to 8 Mar.
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The Barn
The Barn
3.5 out of 5
27 Lochinver Avenue, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie
The price is NZ$215 per night from 7 Mar. to 8 Mar.
The Barn
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