The World Around Us

Tiny Church of the Good Shepherd

Country: New Zealand by Lisette


109-Lake TekapoAfter steep and European-looking Dunedin, I arrived in wonderful Tekapu. The atmosphere, the lake and mountainous beauty are magnifique. Tekapu with its lake reminds me a lot of Wanaka. The glacial lake seems untouched and has no building alongside the edge except one small church.


Church_TekapoWThe “Church of the Good Shepherd” is a tiny church with a large window in the back overlooking the lake. As only 250 people live around here, the church serves Catholics, Anglicans and Presbyterians. It was built in 1930 and the builder sure understood how it looked like in the evening light. The sunset lit up the mountains in white light.


Lastly, I walked a 3-hour loop to the summit of Mount John. The track has minor elevation and goes around the mountain and alongside the shore. The track offers every visitor a 360 degree view of the lake, the mountains and the flatland.