Peppers Bluewater Resort

- Lake Tekapo, South Island

State Highway 8 , Lake Tekapo South Island

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Experience Lake Tekapo

Dip into the unique activities of Lake Tekapo, its soothing hot pools and spectacular star gazing experience which is one of the best places on earth to view the universe at night.

Your South Island experience

Your South Island experience

Follow the trail between Peppers Clearwater Resort in Christchurch to Peppers Beacon in Queenstown, taking delight in a stop at Peppers Bluewater Resort at Lake Tekapo along the way. Three resorts, three spectacular regions. Experience this breathtaking route travelling south from Christchurch, or begin in adventurous Queenstown and make your way north. More »

Relax at the unique Tekapo Springs Spa

Tekapo Springs Day Spa

The traditional Plunge Pool is at lake temperature and the spa setting has spectacular mountain and lake views. Relax with treatments for singles, couples or groups.

Warm up in the beautiful hot pools overlooking Lake Tekapo

Hot pools

A remarkable hot pools experience surrounded by alpine plants, fir trees and sometimes snow in winter, with views of Lake Tekapo and Two Thumb Mountain.

Enjoy a round of golf within the Peppers Bluewater grounds


The Cairns Golf Club provides a magnificent vista of the MacKenzie Basin and Tekapo area. The 9 hole course is designed for fun and the key objective is strategy.

Explore the night life

Star gazing

From the summit of Mt John, look up and see the night sky in all its pristine glory. In an International Dark Sky Reserve, the sky is free from light pollution and is picture perfect.

Take a trek through the beautiful unspoilt landscape

Horse riding

The natural beauty, teal blue lake and chiselled mountains of the MacKenzie Country is best experienced from horseback on a guided trek for 1 hour or overnight.

Take an exciting plane tour over glaciers

Scenic plane tours

Come on a scenic flight over New Zealand’s tallest peaks and longest glaciers. You’ll see some of the finest scenery in the country and take home a great memory.