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If you’re not up for tourist adventures on a particular day, a nice walk around Tekapo may suffice, which will lead you to spectacular views, and there’s always the hot pools at Tekapo Springs to relax in afterward.
Barry Clark Fly-Fishing & Small Game Hunting Guide. Barry's knowledge of the local spots is exhaustive. He'll take you fly-fishing or spinning, whatever your preference, to the most suitable lake or river spot of the day. All the gear's provided. Barry and his wife Dawn run a B&B so you can arrange a full package and stay with them as well. 1 Esther-Hope St., Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo, 7999. 03/680–6513. www.fredadufaur.co.nz. From $NZ300 a day.
Domain to Mt. John Lookout track. At the Tekapo Information Centre you can pick up a walking-trail map and then take off to hike the Domain to Mt. John Lookout track. In a couple of hours you can be well above the township, enjoying extensive views of the Mackenzie Basin, Southern Alps, and Lake Tekapo.