Day 21 was spent in the village of Tekapo visiting the Church of the Good Shepherd. The Church of the Good Shepherd is supposedly the most famous church in New Zealand, as well as the most photographed. Here is what Wikipedia has to say about it…

Situated on the shores of Lake Tekapo is the Church of the Good Shepherd, which, in 1935, was the first church built in the Mackenzie Basin. The church at Burkes Pass, St Patrick’s built in 1872 was the first church built by pioneers as a joint community effort, by Anglicans Presbyterian and Catholic settlers. Also a joint venture between Presbyterians and Anglicans, St Columba in Fairlie was built in 1879. The church at Lake Tekapo was designed by Christchurch architect R.S.D. Harman, based on sketches by a local artist, Esther Hope. The church is arguably one of the most photographed in New Zealand, and features an altar window that frames stunning views of the lake and mountains.

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  1. […] The photos from this day can be found at here. […]