Itinerary for Two Night Stay in Tekapo

Itinerary for Two Night Stay in Tekapo

We hear you, “Tekapo a small town”, “there’s not much to do”, “it’s a nice stopover enroute to Christchurch/Queenstown”.  Well we here at Ranginui respectfully disagree.  The Mackenzie region has so much to offer...
Lupins in the Mackenzie

Lupins in the Mackenzie

The beautiful and controversial lupin appears each November. Huge colourful fields now emerge along the lake shores, streams, canals and highways of the Mackenzie Region of New Zealand. This is the start of the Mackenzie lupin season. The beautiful lupin flowers are...
Location, Location, Location.

Location, Location, Location.

Tekapo is a small alpine town perfectly situated halfway between Christchurch and Queenstown. Visitors come here for the striking beauty of the area, or to stargaze in the southern hemispheres only Dark Sky Reserve. Here the sky is so clear that millions of stars seem...
Tekapos Real Stars

Tekapos Real Stars

Tekapo and The Dark Sky Reserve (The REAL stars of Tekapo ) In the heart of the South Island in the Mackenzie country is a 4300 square kilometre area which was declared the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve in 2012 – the clarity of the skies had...