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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$149 per night from 3 May to 4 May
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 ...
4/5Very Good! (2,594 reviews)
"A nice resort next to beautiful Lake Tekapo. The room was great and the staff friendly and helpful. In particular, there was one person - name Gail (was I think was the duty manager) who was proactive when we had something not work right and personally and quickly oversaw the resolution of that issue. ..."

Reviewed on 11 Apr. 2021

Peppers Bluewater Resort
The Godley Hotel
The Godley Hotel
3 out of 5
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$126 per night from 2 May to 3 May
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 (974 reviews)
"Very comfortable and clean. Such a central location Would stay again"

Reviewed on 27 Mar. 2021

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Lake Tekapo Motels & Holiday Park
Lake Tekapo Motels & Holiday Park
2 out of 5
2 Lakeside Dr, Lake Tekapo, Canterbury
The price is NZ$107 per night from 2 May to 3 May
Situated on a lake, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Lake Tekapo and Tekapo Springs. Church of the Good Shepherd is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) away.
4.1/5Very Good! (28 reviews)
"Clean, well maintained, great facilities, gorgeous views"

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2021

Lake Tekapo Motels & Holiday Park
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Peppers Bluewater Resort
Peppers Bluewater Resort
4.5 out of 5
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$149 per night from 3 May to 4 May
Peppers Bluewater Resort
The Godley Hotel
The Godley Hotel
3 out of 5
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$126 per night from 2 May to 3 May
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Lake Tekapo Motels & Holiday Park
Lake Tekapo Motels & Holiday Park
2 out of 5
2 Lakeside Dr, Lake Tekapo, Canterbury
The price is NZ$107 per night from 2 May to 3 May
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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$150 per night from 23 Apr. to 24 Apr.
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Lake Tekapo Cottages
Lake Tekapo Cottages
3 out of 5
12 Sealy St, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$160 per night from 19 Apr. to 20 Apr.
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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 1 May to 2 May
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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$88 per night from 18 Apr. to 19 Apr.
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Jacks Bach
Jacks Bach
3.5 out of 5
5 Esther Hope Street, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie
The price is NZ$196 per night from 19 Apr. to 20 Apr.
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Ranginui B&B
Ranginui B&B
4 out of 5
10 Rankin Rise, Lake Tekapo, Canterbury
The price is NZ$245 per night from 19 Apr. to 20 Apr.
Ranginui B&B
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.