I’m not sure if anyone else is as obsessed with these so-called weeds as I am, but when I realised the NZ Lupins flower from late October through to December depending on the weather, and our trip was planned for November, a stop in Tekapo was seeming more and more exciting! I have seen many photos of the Church of the Good Shepherd with the lupins in full display, and it is truly breathtaking- I couldn’t wait to see them.

Luckily, they were in flower when we got there- so, so beautiful. The photos don’t quite capture the rolling colour with the blue hues of the mountains and Lake Tekapo in the background there, but this is one scene I won’t forget.

This was taken after a sunrise stop at the Church.

Tekapo Sunrise



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