Lake Tekapo is a small town at the located, southern end, has an oceanic Climate with mild, sunny summers. Daily shuttle services link Lake Tekapo, Christchurch. The lake is a popular tourist destination, several resort hotels, 30 kilometres, 120 metres, is at the upper end of the Waitaki. Lake Tekapo Airport is located 5 km west of the town. The Maori were the first people to discover the Mackenzie Basin. Lake Tekapo township started to grow after the construction of hydropower stations. United States Air Force had a satellite tracking station from 1969 - 1982 , the adjacent Observatory. New Zealand is half located way between the equator. The Observatory is operated by the Physics Department of the University. The township is growing with everyday, new houses on sub division developments.
Small town at the located, southern end, Popular tourist destination, Several resort hotels, 30 kilometres, 120 metres, Located 5 km west of the town, Upper end of the Waitaki