Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo

- South Island

State Highway 8 , Lake Tekapo South Island

Additional Information:
Unfortunately we are unable to allow pets onsite at Peppers Bluewater.

Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo
State Highway 8
Lake Tekapo, South Island  7945
New Zealand

Hotel Information

Check-in Time
2:00 PM
Check-out Time
10:00 AM
Reception Hours
24 hours
Check-in Details
Unfortunately we are unable to allow pets onsite at Peppers Bluewater.
This hotel is 100% non-smoking
Free parking
This hotel does not accept cash as a payment method. Credit, debit and prepaid cards are accepted to buy goods and services.
Early Arrivals & Late Departures
Both early arrival and late departures are subject to availability and on request basis only. If available, late departure is $25 per hour from 10am and $50 per hour for 11am up until 3.00pm. There is no fee for early check in if it is able to be provided.

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Lake Tekapo Accommodation

Near the shores of Lake Tekapo, in the heart of Mackenzie Country, is Peppers Bluewater Resort. Set amongst the natural landscape, romantic and secluded Hotel Rooms, One, Two and Three Bedroom Suites and Villas are inspired by the regions turquoise hues and earthy tones.

Rooms are designed with large windows, WiFi and underfloor heating. Suites & Villas feature the addition of stylish kitchens, living and dining areas. With its beautiful outlook and Rakinui Restaurant & Bar, it’s the ideal destination for corporate events or weddings.

Features & Facilities

Unwind and breathe in the serene atmosphere of Peppers Bluewater Resort. Tekapo is Maori for ‘night sleeping place’ and here, with the Southern Alps are on your doorstep, you are sure to have a relaxing stay. Breakfast and dinner is served in Rakinui Restaurant & Bar, with a diverse selection of international standard cuisine and local delights, accompanied by breathtaking views across Lake Tekapo and the alpine wonderland.


  • Parking
  • Laundry
  • Tour Desk
  • A daily WiFi allocation of 10GB per device
  • Courier
  • Meeting facilities
  • Facsimile
  • Photocopying


Rakinui Restaurant & Bar serves breakfast daily and a la Carte dinner with fresh seasonal regional ingredients.


Peppers Bluewater Resort has fishing rods, mountain bikes, remote controlled jet boats and a selection of books and board games for you to choose from, with a Tour Desk for advice on local activities and adventures.




If you enjoy dining on unique produce that is locally sourced, the Mackenzie Country of New Zealand is renowned for the finest meat, fish and organic produce.

Rakinui Restaurant & Bar

Rakinui Restaurant celebrates this abundance of fine fare, capturing the flavours of the region perfectly with a contemporary farm to table philosophy. The wine list carries a selection of fine New Zealand wines to complement your dining selection. Enjoy the spectacular views of Lake Tekapo in a relaxed and casual dining setting.

Opening Hours

  • Breakfast: 7am - 10am
  • Dinner: 5pm - 9:30pm 
  • Bar: From 5pm - 9:30pm 
  • Room Service: 5pm - 10pm


If you are looking for a magical setting in natural surroundings with a dramatic and memorable wedding venue, Peppers Bluewater Resort, Lake Tekapo is picture perfect.

Located two and a half hours from both Christchurch and Queenstown in New Zealand's South Island, Peppers Bluewater Resort is ideally suited to intimate weddings and celebrations.

To ensure the seamless delivery of your special event, you will have a complete wedding coordination service to rely on. Combining experience and knowledge of local suppliers, your wedding coordinator will work with you to ensure the lead up to and day of your wedding is a romantic and personal experience for you and your guests.

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Near the shores of Lake Tekapo, the exclusive nature of this alpine New Zealand setting makes Peppers Bluewater Resort the perfect destination for incentive travel and a magnificent canvas to tailor to your group.

Recognised as an International Dark Sky Reserve, guests can experience one of the most spectacular night skies in the world at Mount John Observatory, shimmering above the breathtaking landscapes that dominate the day.

Peppers Bluewater Resort can accommodate a variety of different groups from small and intimate meetings and seminars to large dinners, product launches and corporate retreats.

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Dip into the unique activities of Lake Tekapo, its soothing hot pools and spectacular star gazing experience which is one of the best places on earth to view the universe at night.

Your South Island experience

Your South Island experience

Follow the trail between Peppers Clearwater Resort in Christchurch to Peppers Beacon in Queenstown, taking delight in a stop at Peppers Bluewater Resort at Lake Tekapo along the way.

Relax at the unique Tekapo Springs Spa

Tekapo Springs Day Spa

The traditional Plunge Pool is at lake temperature and the spa setting has spectacular mountain and lake views. Relax with treatments for singles, couples or groups.

Warm up in the beautiful hot pools overlooking Lake Tekapo

Hot pools

A remarkable hot pools experience surrounded by alpine plants, fir trees and sometimes snow in winter, with views of Lake Tekapo and Two Thumb Mountain.

Enjoy a round of golf within the Peppers Bluewater grounds


The Cairns Golf Club provides a magnificent vista of the MacKenzie Basin and Tekapo area. The 9 hole course is designed for fun and the key objective is strategy.

Explore the night life

Star gazing

From the summit of Mt John, look up and see the night sky in all its pristine glory. In an International Dark Sky Reserve, the sky is free from light pollution and is picture perfect.

Take a trek through the beautiful unspoilt landscape

Horse riding

The natural beauty, teal blue lake and chiselled mountains of the MacKenzie Country is best experienced from horseback on a guided trek for 1 hour or overnight.

Take an exciting plane tour over glaciers

Scenic plane tours

Come on a scenic flight over New Zealand’s tallest peaks and longest glaciers. You’ll see some of the finest scenery in the country and take home a great memory.


Contact Information
State Highway 8
Lake Tekapo, South Island 7945
New Zealand

Points of Interest

  • Tekapo Springs - 1km
  • Tekapo Village - 1km
  • Mt John University Observatory - 6km
  • Christchurch Airport - 223km
  • Queenstown Airport - 250km


You will find Peppers Bluewater Resort located a scenic two-and-a-half hour drive from both Christchurch and Queenstown.