Lake Tekapo. If I can describe Lake Tekapo with one word, it would be gorgeous. The Lake itself is absolutely stunning and worth spending an afternoon just staring at the lake. There is a steep 45 minutes hike to Mt. John Observatory that has a breath taking view of the entire area. Unfortunately, I arrived on a day where it was going to be cloudy so I didn’t get the chance to see any of the amazing night sky that Lake Tekapo is famous for, perhaps another time.