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Tekapo Lagoon Loop , Canterbury

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Tekapo Lagoon Loop Beginner

Submitted by Laura Richards

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Front country - easily accessible


Undulating, small hills only

Plantation/exotic forest
Open farmlands
Open tussock/grasslands


2:00 (Slow)
1:15 (Moderate)
45:00 (Fast)



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Park on Lilybank Rd at the Regional Park Carpark (on the right-hand side).

Find the information sign (with map) and start off straight down the main 4WD track through the forest.

When you come to a fork in the road take the top right-hand track and head northeast. You are aiming to hit the top/north boundary of the forested area where you will find a stile crossing the fence leading to the start of the lagoon track.

Once you have found the stile, cross over and begin the lagoon loop track. There is another information sign at this point so it is pretty clear where to go – enjoy!

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Features of interest

Smaller loop on the way leads to a 'Frog Rock' feature, which kids might enjoy.

Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 90%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 10%

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  • Access

    Lilybank Road Carpark to the Lake Tekapo Regional Park.

    Large carpark on Lilybank Road.

    2 km

    3 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Generally good.

    Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Cellphone.

    No water source on route, except for the lagoon (but unsure if you would want to drink this!).

    Can be very windy and weather can be changeable.

    It can be quite windy along track, make sure to take warm clothes. There are also many rabbit holes to watch out for.

  • Post run indulgence

    Greedy Cow
    16 Rapuwai Lane, Lake Tekapo 7945
    Delicious post run coffee!

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