Church of the Good Shepard
On the shore of the breathtakingly blue waters of Lake Tekapo and framed by the Southern Alps sits the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd.
What it lacks in size it more than makes up for in appearance. The charming stone façade is the perfect piece of Mackenzie heritage to sit pride of place in any picture, adding perspective to the wide-open landscape.
Built as a memorial to the pioneers of the Mackenzie region, the Church has been home to thousands of weddings and has seen more than its fair share of visitors to its grounds. The foundation stone was laid by HRH the Duke of Gloucester, on January 15 1935. The builders of the Church were instructed that the site was to be left undisturbed and that even the matagouri bushes surrounding the building were to remain.
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