Mt John - Lake Tekapo LoopBeginner
Submitted by Jo ONeill
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Undulating, some big hills
LakesideOpen tussock/grasslandsOpen ridges/tops
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This route is part of the Further Faster Beginners Collection
Stunning lakeside start then climb up onto Mt John with amazing views of Lake Tekapo and Mt Cook! Astro Cafe is at the Summit if you wish to take a break! Very steep back down to Tekapo Springs for a lovely Hot Pool to finish with!
Features of interest
Walk along Lakeside up to Mt John Observatory/Astro Cafe - Views amazing
Make Up of Run
Easy Single Track: 70%
Farm Road / 4WD Track: 30%
Carpark by the Tekapo Springs
Plenty of safe parking
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Start at the Tekapo Springs Carpark walk along the 4WD track beside the lake around the hillside, then follow signs Mt John walkway, then follow signs to Summit, then head downhill down the stairs into trees to Tekapo Springs
Long-sleeved thermal top, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.
Take your own if required
Can get windy so take extra layer, but can also be very very hot and dry with no winds so carry water on extreme hot days
Post run indulgence
Tekapo Springs, Astro Cafe
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