The most underrated place in New Zealand


A couple weekends ago, I was fortunate enough to visit Lake Tekapo (for free on a university trip!), located in the heart of the beautiful MacKenzie Basin.  I had been there before, but only very briefly en route for Mt. Cook.  The lake’s proximity to Mt. Cook (about an hour and a half away) means that a lot of people drive through….but not many stop.  Quite a shame!  Without a doubt, it is one of the most beautiful places I’ve been in New Zealand, and that’s saying a lot!!  Somehow, Lake Tekapo is actually underrated.  Seriously, the scenery here would rival most places back in the States.  See for yourself:

I guess New Zealand just has too many awesome/beautiful places that some just don’t get the recognition that they deserve.  One of the reasons why many people don’t stop despite the epic scenery is that there isn’t a ton to…

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