I fell in love with a destination prior to setting foot on it.
Lake Tekapo. (Sighs)
In Maori, “Teka” refers to sleeping mat and “Po” is night. “A village”, they called this peaceful town, with one of the lowest light pollution in the world. Imagine pristine, glistering blue lake coupled with one of the clearest skies you would ever see. This is a place where millions of stars twinkle, along with frequent sightings of falling meteor shooting star. This is the place where you may see the Aurora Australis (if you are lucky).
Located in the Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South Island, Lake Tekapo runs along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin and covers an area of 83sq km while sitting at an altitude of 2,300ft above sea level. There’s only so much that one can do in this little town – i.e. exploring the walking trails, touring an astronomical observatory at Mount John, visiting the charming Church of the Good Shepherd or having some plain old fun and relaxation at Tekapo Springs.
Yet, this is a destination that calls to me prior to my arrival, sing to me while I was there and beckons for my return after I left. It is a destination of my dreams.
To find out more about Tekapo and what it has to offer, click here. 🙂