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With breath-taking scenery and many tourist attractions,  why not stay a while and explore Lake Tekapo? Find links to great local businesses to enhance your stay in and around the Tekapo area. Find places to stay, visit and experience.

Go support these partners of Braided Rivers Fishing Guides after your fishing experience with Ben.

Also check the weather below so you bring suitable gear for your trout fishing trip.

Recommended Accommodation in Lake Tekapo

Tekapo offers accommodation for every level of comfort and budget from luxury to hotels, motels and holiday parks. Whatever your accommodation preference, the Mackenzie Region, has it! It is always advisable to book accommodation in advance to avoid disappointment.

Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo Motels and Holiday Park

The Godley Hotel

Lake Tekapo Holiday Homes



Travel Information

If you are flying to New Zealand from overseas, I would recommend flying into Christchurch International Airport. Once you’ve stayed and experienced the sights of Christchurch, it’s a comfortable self-drive of 2 hours 30 minutes to Lake Tekapo. Alternatively, fly into Queenstown, which is located 3 hours from Lake Tekapo.

Lake Tekapo Weather

To have the most enjoyable experience during your time in the Mackenzie region, and to be prepared for New Zealand’s changeable weather conditions, it is recommended you regularly monitor the weather forecast before commencing any outdoor activities.

See the weather forecast for your fishing trip



Hunting Guides

The Mackenzie Country is a hunters paradise and boasts some of the best hunting in the South Island. It is home to plentiful game animals including the Himalayan tahr and chamois on the rugged alpine slopes, and fallow deer and red stag in the tussock country. The rugged Southern Alps of the South Island provide the perfect backdrop.

Lochinvar Safaris


Get the ultimate memory of your Tekapo Canal fishing adventure and fish of a life time!

Wildmount Taxidermy



Fish and Game

Anglers must purchase a Fish and Game Fishing Licence before they begin fishing in New Zealand. Licences can be purchased directly through Fish and Game using their online system . Anglers must carry their fishing licences with them whenever they are fishing as random checks are frequent.

Fishing Licences

The ultimate trophy trout fishing experience