Tekapo 1929 - The Stars Have Rooms to Shine 

No word other than “Gorgeous” brings up into your mind when depicting Lake Tekapo, a small town surrounded by South Alps snow-capped mountains. The lake, Lupin flower, snow mountain, church, sunset, moonlight, stars even various birds and hares cannot just be simply described by inks and pens, you will only be able to understand its charm by spending a few nights here.


Lake Tekapo is famous for its dark night sky which is almost completely free from light pollution. In fact, the area is so excellent for star gazing that it was named the world’ largest International Dark Sky Reserve. It is also one of the best places in the world for star-gazing.


Located at the gorgeous lakefront, the old and elegant house- Tekapo 1929 has been situated there as time moved on. It was first built in 1928 and completed in 1929. During the last nine decades, the house has witnessed the town’s changes through ages.  It always remains its grace in the flood of time because a beautiful love story had brought the original house building into a start.


Tekapo 1929 offers a prime lakefront location to enjoy the panoramic view of shimmering turquoise Lake and majestic mountains. You can simply sit and watch the dreamlike sky in the morning, rosy sunset at dusk, dazzling starlight at night, or feeling the rotations of seasons, colourful Lupin in summer and snowy ridge in winter.


Apart from the million-dollars view, Tekapo 1929 also provides you with great convenience. Short walk distance to the Church of Good Shepherd and the heart of village where you can find different shops, restaurants and an array of outdoor activities.

   Our Accommodations

On the same site, we provide three unique different types of accommodations
Tekapo 1929 Lodge, Starry Unit and Pioneer Cottage.
Tekapo1929 Lodge


The house is luxuriously decorated with nostalgic feeling inside, the vintage décor brings you back to the flood of old-time memories. It offers a luxuriously designed king room-Pennscroft and a great family apartment with lakefront view-Braemar. Suitable for different groups.



The first owner Dick built his own house and named it "old Pennscroft" ,meaning using his own "penny" to make a "croft".

Our Pennscroft room offers a breath-taking lakefront view from the bedroom; outside sun-soaked balcony is perfect for relaxing and simply letting the amazing view to steal your heart.

This room has one large double bed which can be split into two single bed and a separate bathroom. Maximum to accommodate 2 people. 



Dick Coming from England stayed in a farm called Braemar to start his new life in NZ as well as his farming career. He lived in one bunk bed, met many friends and had lots of fun. Now it is your chance to create the warmest memory here.

This apartment one bedroom apartment offers one queen bed and a double beds, private bathroom and separate living and dining area. The double bed is also placed in the living area. Maximum to accommodate 4 people.

Starry  Unit


Our Starry Unit is a two bedrooms semi-attached house with one bathroom, separate living and dining area and a breakfast bar. The main bedroom contains one queen bed , the second bedroom has one queen bed. There is also one sofa bed in the living area. Maximum to accommodate 4 people. 


Looking from the large glass windows in the living area, you can view the turquoise-blue lake and majestic south Alpine mountains right at your front.

Pioneer Cottage 


Our Cottage offers a separate warm and cozy house which contains one bedroom, one bathroom and a separate living room. Maximum to accommodate 2 people.The accommodation which you can enjoy your comfortable and private living at its best!

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Address: 5 Pioneer Drive

Lake Tekapo,New Zealand 

Tel: +64 21 887 890 

Email: tekapo1929@greengift.co.nz