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Sheepdog Statue
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Standing proudly before the snow-capped Southern Alps, this famous statue is testament to the high esteem with which sheepdogs are held in this area.

Visit the grand Sheepdog Statue and learn why these dogs were so pivotal to the history and settlement of the Mackenzie Basin. Enjoy fantastic views of the lake and surrounding mountains and look for real dogs still working the land nearby.

The Sheepdog Statue on the edge of Lake Tekapo serves as a tribute to the dogs used by Scottish shepherds during the 19th century. According to locals, the statue was the idea of a Lake Tekapo farmer’s wife. After its completion, the statue was sent to England for the bronze to be polished. It was finally erected in 1968.

Line up your camera for the perfect photo of the statue with the stunning mountains in the background. Get closer and you will see an engraved plaque, which tells the story of the collie dogs that were used to herd flocks of sheep here in Mackenzie Country.

You can walk to the statue from the town at Lake Tekapo. Nearby, you will find the Church of the Good Shepherd. This small stone church acts as a memorial to the farmers and shepherds who pioneered the region of the Mackenzie Basin. The statue is free to visit and accessible at any time.

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Peppers Bluewater Resort
Peppers Bluewater Resort
4.5 out of 5
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$129 per night from 22 Jan. to 23 Jan.

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! (2,566 reviews)

"Very nice apartment. Kitchen and living area was very spacious. Views are amazing although we had the mountain views not the lake view. Breakfast was very good. Open buffet Internet WIFI was a bit disappointing especially for the price one is paying to stay in a luxury entrapment, 1GB only per device ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2021

Peppers Bluewater Resort
The Godley Hotel
The Godley Hotel
3 out of 5
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$115 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.

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 ...

3.2/5 (989 reviews)

"Great central location, stunning views, modern. Nice sized room, shame restaurant not open at night as breakfast/ brunch food was great. Staff super helpful"…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan. 2021

The Godley Hotel
Mantra Lake Tekapo
Mantra Lake Tekapo
4 out of 5
1 Beauchamp Place, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$219 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.

Situated on a lake, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Lake Tekapo and Church of the Good Shepherd. Tekapo Springs is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (520 reviews)

"Proximity to Tekapo Village and warmth of unit/ apartment was greatly appreciated. Lovely family accommodation with full kitchen and laundry facilities was very handy. The internal access garage was brilliant too."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jul. 2020

Mantra Lake Tekapo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Peppers Bluewater Resort
Peppers Bluewater Resort
4.5 out of 5
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$129 per night from 22 Jan. to 23 Jan.
Peppers Bluewater Resort
The Godley Hotel
The Godley Hotel
3 out of 5
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$115 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
The Godley Hotel
Mantra Lake Tekapo
Mantra Lake Tekapo
4 out of 5
1 Beauchamp Place, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$219 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Mantra Lake Tekapo
Lake Tekapo Motels & Holiday Park
Lake Tekapo Motels & Holiday Park
2 out of 5
2 Lakeside Dr, Lake Tekapo, Canterbury
The price is NZ$122 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
Lake Tekapo Motels & Holiday Park
Lake Tekapo Village Motel
Lake Tekapo Village Motel
3.5 out of 5
Village Centre, State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$144 per night from 29 Jan. to 30 Jan.
Lake Tekapo Village Motel
Lake Tekapo Cottages
Lake Tekapo Cottages
3 out of 5
12 Sealy St, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$144 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
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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 22 Jan. to 23 Jan.
Tailor Made Tekapo Accommodation - Guesthouse & Hostel
Alpine Vista
Alpine Vista
3.5 out of 5
12 Hamilton Dr, Lake Tekapo, Canterbury
The price is NZ$252 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Alpine Vista
Tekapo Blue Cottage
Tekapo Blue Cottage
3.5 out of 5
5 Rankin Rise, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie
The price is NZ$185 per night from 22 Jan. to 23 Jan.
Tekapo Blue Cottage
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