Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie District

Peppers Bluewater Resort


Check In: 14.00|Check Out: 10.00

Looking out to the breathtaking Lake Tekapo between Christchurch and Queenstown in New Zealand’s South Island, Peppers Bluewater Resort offers architectural design reflective of the surrounding Mackenzie Basin landscape combined with exceptional facilities and services.
Accommodation includes stylish studios, one, two and three bedroom luxury villas where the outdoors is portrayed indoors through a refreshing colour palette of turquoise-blue, red and beige. Each room features STD/ISD telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning and complimentary grooming items.
Simply unwind and breathe in the serene atmosphere of Peppers Bluewater Resort. Relax amongst the cosy sofa at Rakinui Lounge while enjoying a warming drink or light snack and for breakfast and dinner Rakinui Restaurant serves a diverse selection of international standard cuisine and favoured local delights accompanied with a breathtaking view across Lake Tekapo.
Lake Tekapo provides excellent kayaking and rainbow and brown trout fishing, while the old village is steeped in mythology and rich High Country history. Thrill seekers are sure to cover more terrain by mountain biking or horse riding before revitalising body and soul in the nearby Alpine Springs Health Spa and Hot Pool. The Round Hill Ski Field and Winter Park are also a short drive from Peppers Bluewater Resort offering skiing, ice hockey, ice skating – even curling!
Peppers Bluewater Resort is the perfect destination for relaxed weekend escapes or as a relished retreat after a hectic day of exploration.

Just a two and half hour drive from Christchurch Airport, 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.
The main conference room offers natural light and views of Mount John and can cater for up to 100 delegates theatre style and 80 delegates banquet style. The Rakinui Lounge is the perfect space for delegates to network and unwind between meetings and there is also an outdoor seating area close by.
The resort also offers business services including, wireless internet access, facsimile and photocopying. Some of theses services will incur a charge, please contact reception for details.


  • Air-conditioned
  • Breakfast Available
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Barbecue
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • TV

Map & Directions

State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand


Peppers Bluewater Resort is located in the Lake Tekapo township 2 1/2 hours from Christchurch and Queenstown on State Highway 8 in the heart of the Mackenzie country.

When coming into Tekapo from Christchurch: Drive across the bridge and past the town centre on your right hand side. Peppers Bluewater is located on your left hand side as you start to drive up the hill toward the end of the village.

When coming into Tekapo from Queenstown: As you enter the township, you will see a sign 60kph sign. Peppers Bluewater resort is the first driveway on the right hand side after this sign.

Cancellation Policy

Up to 14 days prior to your scheduled check-in time: a $25 cancellation fee applies.
Within 14 days but up to 48 hours of your scheduled check-in time: a $50 cancellation fee applies.
Any cancellations made within 48 hours of check in time a 100% cancellation fee will apply.

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