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Peppers Bluewater Resort


Set near the shores of Lake Tekapo and surrounded by the spectacular landscapes of the Southern Alps, this resort is a glimmering spectacle on New Zealand's South Island.

The resort is a reflection of the surrounding Mackenzie Basin landscape and combined with the exceptional facilities and services of Peppers, offers the perfect destination for relaxed weekend escapes or as a relished retreat after a hectic day of exploration.

The resort is a scenic two and a half hour drive from both Christchurch and Queenstown on the State Highway 8. The accommodation ranges from studio rooms to one, two and three bedroom villas exuding a tranquil atmosphere influenced be a color scheme inspired by the lake's characteristic turquoise-blue hues and surrounding earthy tones.

Set within the burgeoning Mount Cook and Mackenzie District, it is the perfect base from which to explore the natural wonders of the region. Lake Tekapo offers numerous activities including kayaking and rainbow and brown trout fishing or the nearby ski fields offer all the snow activities you crave. Day tips to the hot springs, a hit of golf and star gazing at Mount John are highly recommended.

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Room Information

Inspired by the landscape, the architectural design of the resort reflects the natural colors and textures of the Mackenzie Basin which incorporates the glacial blue water and the smooth stones on the shores of the lake, schist and agate of the mountains and the russet red and beige tussocks.

Each room features STD/ISD telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning and complimentary grooming items.

Studio Room & Lake View
Our beautifully appointed Studio Rooms reflect the earth tones of the breathtaking Mackenzie Basin and features a king bed or twin configuration. This room includes under floor bathroom heating and can accommodation a maximum of two adults. Also offering Lake Views in the Studio Lake View Rooms

One Bedroom Mountain View
The split level One Bedroom Mountain View villa is self-contained and includes kitchen, dining and living area with a king bed and bathroom (shower only). The couch in the lounge can make up an extra bed.

One Bedroom Lake View
Our One Bedroom Lake View self-contained villa features a full kitchen, living area, balcony, king bed and en suite bathroom with a separate bath and shower. The couch in the living area can make up an extra bed.

Two Bedroom Mountain View
The dual keyed Two Bedroom Mountain View villa is set up as a one bedroom and bathroom with shower and bath on the ground floor. The lounge, kitchen, dining area and balcony are located upstairs with stunning alpine views. This room interconnects with a hotel room on the ground floor with an en suite bathroom (shower only).

Two Bedroom Lake View
The dual keyed Two Bedroom Lake View villa is set up as a one bedroom and bathroom with shower and bath on ground floor. The lounge, kitchen, dining area and balcony are located upstairs with gorgeous lake and alpine views. This room interconnects with a hotel room on the ground floor with an en suite bathroom (shower only).

Three Bedroom Mountain View

Our premium dual keyed Three Bedroom Mountain View villa is set up as two bedrooms and bathroom with shower and bath on the ground floor. The lounge, kitchen, dining area and balcony are located upstairs and look out to alpine views. This room interconnects with a studio room on ground floor with an en suite bathroom featuring a shower and bath.

Three Bedroom Lake View

Our premium dual keyed Three Bedroom Lake View villa is set up as two bedrooms and bathroom with shower and bath on the ground floor. The lounge, kitchen, dining area and balcony is located upstairs and features stunning lake and alpine views. This room interconnects with a studio room on ground floor with an en suite bathroom featuring a shower and bath.
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Things To Do

Dining

Rakinui Restaurant: The Rakinui Restaurant is open daily for breakfasts and dinner and offers a wide selection of international cuisine and hearty local fare in elegant surroundings, with spectacular views across Lake Tekapo. The restaurant offers a relaxed and casual dining setting with outdoor dining options in warmer weather.

Under the direction of Head Chef Rob Hunt, the menu features modern New Zealand cuisine with a contemporary twist and changes regularly to ensure the local seasonal produce is offered on their menu. Ensure you try the signature dish, Aoraki Mt Cook Salmon showcasing a mouthwatering poached fillet of salmon, cucumber tagliatelle with champagne and watercress sauce. Complementing the menu is a wine list featuring a wide range of award winning New Zealand wines.

The Rakinui Lounge is open for drinks and snacks daily where guests can unwind amongst comfy sofas or enjoy fireside pre-dinner drinks.
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Price Guide

$ = Up to $100
$$ = $100 to $199
$$$ = $200 to $349
$$$$ = $350 to $599
$$$$$ = $600 +


Price per person, per night.