White Bluffs of Tekapo (E8)

The White Bluffs of Lake Tekapo on the Peninsula track, Lake Tekapo New Zealand.

GPS: -43.961416° 170.479643°

Motuariki view of Mt John and the White Bluffs of Tekapo

Motuariki view of Mt John and the White Bluffs of Tekapo

Mt John and white bluffs as seen from the water of Lake Tekapo.

Mt John and white bluffs as seen from the water of Lake Tekapo.

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Lake Tekapo Peninsula and white bluffs route overview

Lake Tekapo Peninsula and white bluffs route overview

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Lake Tekapo Peninsula and white bluffs route overview2

Lake Tekapo Peninsula and white bluffs route overview2

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Lake Tekapo visitor map.

Lake Tekapo visitor map.

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Motuariki Island as seen from the Tekapo Bluffs.

Motuariki Island as seen from the Tekapo Bluffs.

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Lake Tekapo Peninsula Walkway carpark signage. The white bluffs are between the numbers 92 and 93.

Lake Tekapo Peninsula Walkway carpark signage. The white bluffs are between the numbers 92 and 93.

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Bench on the Peninsula Walkway overlooking the unbelievable Lake Tekapo bluuuuuue.

Bench on the Peninsula Walkway overlooking the unbelievable Lake Tekapo bluuuuuue.

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Route markers along the Tekapo Peninsula Walkway.

Route markers along the Tekapo Peninsula Walkway.

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The shoreline underneath the white bluffs of Lake Tekapo.

The shoreline underneath the white bluffs of Lake Tekapo.

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Striated white bluffs. Simply gorgeous, virtually unknown.

Striated white bluffs. Simply gorgeous, virtually unknown.

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The giant bluffs of Lake Tekapo. Look for the tiny author at lower left.

The giant bluffs of Lake Tekapo. Look for the tiny author at lower left.

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White Bluffs of Lake Tekapo.

White Bluffs of Lake Tekapo.

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Strange drip formations on the white bluffs of Lake Tekapo.

Strange drip formations on the white bluffs of Lake Tekapo.

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The Diet Coke of Tekapo.

The Diet Coke of Tekapo.

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Looking NW from Tekapo Peninsula Walkway...Lake McGregor on far left.

Looking NW from Tekapo Peninsula Walkway…Lake McGregor on far left.

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3 Responses to “White Bluffs of Tekapo (E8)”

  1. Marjan Says:

    You can drive up to a Parking spot further up the road and walk right up to the shore and down to the white cliffs. They are amazing and very obscure 🙂

  2. NZ Fan Says:

    You can also park at the north end of the peninsula loop, look for the gravel track going off to the right just back from where the electricity lines cross the sealed road. There’s a car park at the bottom by the trees.
    Also keep an eye out for the climbing rabbits, we saw one clinging on, then running up the last metre of the sheer cliff face of the bluffs.
    A good day out away from the tourist madness of the Church, would be a great place for kayaking as well.

  3. Campervan Diaries: Mount Cook + Lake Tekapo – MILL(ER)ING ABOUT Says:

    […] Hidden White Bluffs: We got this recommendation from our trusty NZ Frenzy tour book (highly recommend!). This isn’t advertised at all, so there were no trail markers. I’m not sure if we got there (or back) the right way… we basically climbed up the face of a mountain to get back. The bluffs were incredible, but it was a long journey. […]

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