Photographer's Note

We are in the Church of the Good Shepherd, which lies on the shore of Lake Tekapo on Pioneer Drive
in the Aoraki Mount Cook Mackenzie region.

With the surroundings left in their natural state covered with matagouri, tussock and rock. From the beginning of the Church's construction it was decided that a feature of the Church was to be a plate glass window behind the Altar. The Church was sited so that this window would give a view of the mountains and the lake and was made available to all denominations.

Shaped by the giant forces of nature, massive glaciers have scoured the land leaving a trail of lakes and rivers across the landscape. Through the window you will see awesome mountain ranges Mount Cook New Zealand's highest mountain at 3,754 metres above sea level, towers over the expansive countryside.

Melting snow from the glaciers and mountain peaks gives the lakes their distinctive turquoise blue colour. Lake Tekapo lies in the centre of the region and it is here that the hydro electric canals begin to channel the water into electricity for New Zealand. Canals built throughout the 1970's link the lakes with the dams and also provide fresh water for the farming of salmon. Rivers wind through the high country plains to the Waitaki River system and offer great opportunities for fishing and four wheel drive safaris.

This scanned image was taken within the Church of the Good Shepherd looking out through its window at Mount Cook and Lake Tekapo.

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