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New Zealand Church of Good Shepherd - Lake Tekapo

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This is a very famous and beautiful place in New Zealand on the edge of Lake Tekapo, and probably the best place in the world to see the sky at night.

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Be prepared to be one of hundreds of photographers at night. It is not uncommon to see 50 tripods lined up in front of it in the wee hours of the morning.

This is a mountainous area. The weather can change rapidly, both for the better and the worst. The sky an go from completely cloudy to completely clear in 1/2 an hour. Don’t give up on the night if it looks cloudy.

This is a working church. As of 2019, Given the volume of tourists and the lack of respect shown, a fence around the church was built and the area is guarded by a security person who asks you to leave when the night is closing in.
Crowd Factor A decent amount of people
Best Timing Blue hour/nighttime during summer
Sunrise & Sunset 07:00 - 19:52 | current local time: 03:16
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Spot Comments (3)

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fototante.de 03.02.2018
Very nice capture! When did you take this picture?
Anand Nirgude
Anand Nirgude 22.06.2017
OMG..i wish to go here and take similar picture
Fotoworkshop BW
Fotoworkshop BW 26.06.2015
One more reason to visit NZ

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Thank you Alexis Musso for creating this photo spot in New Zealand and Niko Kersting, Jakob Kühne, Christian Leiner, Graeme Partridge for improving it with additional photos or content.
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