LAKE
TEKAPO
THE CAIRNS ALPINE RESORT

The bluest lake, the darkest night sky, the tallest mountain, and an endless colour pallette: Tekapo is a world of beauty and variety. It’s the very best of New Zealand and The Cairns Alpine Resort is your base from which to explore it all.

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LAT: 44.0047° S / LONG: 170.4771° E

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WATER: 8.9°C

Lake Tekapo / NZL

STAY, THE LOCAL WAY

The Cairns Alpine Resort offers accommodation unlike anything else you’ll find in Tekapo. Your hosts, the Simpson family, have been in Tekapo for three generations and we love to share this place with our guests.

At The Cairns, you’ll stay the local way: whether you’re coming to Tekapo with many or few.

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A stay at The Cairns will stay with you for life. From our 100-year-old restored homestead to our modern high country Alpine Lodges: there’s something for everyone.

The Alpine Lodges

With an aesthetic inspired by the classic musterer's hut, and with the amenities you’d expect of a modern home, The Cairns Alpine Lodges give you the best of both worlds.
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Mt John Homestead

The Mt John Homestead is a beautiful and lovingly-restored historic villa originally built in the early 1900s.
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The Red Hut

Nestled among the lodges and homestead, The Red Hut provides a romantic retreat for couples or added accommodation to large groups.
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Lexi's Lodge

Lexi’s Lodge is a two bedroom cottage with a loft above the living area. It heats up quickly with a log burner in the open plan living area.
ONE STAY MANY WAYS

Whether you want to get out and explore some of New Zealand’s most stunning nature, play golf under endless blue skies, bike along the lake, ski until nightfall, take in one of the most beautiful night skies in the world… or just read a book and watch the world go by: The Cairns Alpine Resort in Tekapo offers endless possibilities for the ultimate holiday, whatever your style.

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Via State Highway 8

Our brand new Cairns Alpine Lodges are almost complete. Built off-site in Timaru, these stunning new additions to our accommodation offering will be transported via State Highway 8 and delivered at The Cairns Alpine Resort over the coming weeks.
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The best time of year to see the Tekapo lupins

They attract tens of thousands of tourists a year, all coming to get the perfect shot of Tekapo's stunning wildflower. If you're planning to see the lupins, here are the best times of year to catch them.
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