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Mt John - Lake Tekapo Loop, Canterbury

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Mt John - Lake Tekapo LoopBeginner

Submitted by Jo ONeill

Info Info

Trail Information

8.20km

380m

380m

1013m

Canterbury

Tekapo

Urban fringe

Loop

Undulating, some big hills

Lakeside
Open tussock/grasslands
Open ridges/tops

Beginner

2:00 (Novice)
1:15 (Intermediate)
0:45 (Elite)

-11.5%

+10.1%

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Description

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!


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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%


Route Data

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  • Access

    Carpark by the Tekapo Springs

    Plenty of safe parking

    3 km

    5 minutes

    No

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    Make navigation of this route super-easy by using the RunHunters app on your phone. View on RunHunters .

    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

    Perfect throughout.

    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

    Rabbit holes!

  • Post run indulgence

    Tekapo Springs, Astro Cafe
    Tekapo

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