This viewpoint over Lake Alexandrina and Lake Tekapo is from the summit of Mt John, the home of Earth & Sky observatory. Tekapo is an international Dark Sky reserve so you can drive up, chill out and take in the awe-inspiring 360 degree views from Astro Cafe only during the daytime. Regardless of the time of the day, I prefer not to drive but go via the steep walking track that ascends 330 metres through a gorgeous and sheltered exotic larch forest. Just a caution, if it's windy at the lakeshore be prepared to get blown off your feet on the summit.
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