Peppers Bluewater Resort

Location: Christchurch, Kaikoura & Canterbury District | New Zealand

Price guide: £££££ Less than £100 per person per night

Bordered by the beautiful Southern Alps and the glimmering shores of Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater offers luxurious accommodation in the stunning Mackenzie Basin. Forget the usual hustle and bustle associated with large hotels; instead, escape to the peace and quiet at this Peppers retreat.
Perfect forFamilies looking for reliable comfort and luxury.
In the knowClimb to the summit of Mount John after sundown and revel in a romantic twilight picnic, drinking in the spectacular night sky that the area is famous for (Tekapo is Maori for ‘night sleeping place’).

Recommended for...

  • Family-friendly
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Setting & Views
  • Walking & Trekking

Hotel Overview


Around two and a half hours from Christchurch, within touching distance of the shores of Lake Tekapo.

Rooms at Peppers Bluewater

Inspired by the hotel’s breathtaking natural surroundings, there are 142 rooms at Peppers Bluewater, including studios and one, two and three bedroom villas. Lakeside views, neutral tones and timber furnishings channel the spirit of nearby Lake Tekapo.

Food and facilities

Come dinnertime, head to the retreat’s on-site Rakinui Restaurant; from Balmoral Estate venison to High Country Salmon, the menu showcases the finest produce of Mackenzie Country. Thanks to its welcoming vibe, the Rakinui Lounge provides the perfect spot to meet with friends for pre-dinner drinks.

Activities at Peppers Bluewater

You’re close to Canterbury’s world-class ski slopes, which, in summer, also offer fantastic hiking, cycling and horse trekking routes. For something a little more romantic, try star gazing at the Mount John observatory, or head to Tekapo Springs and soak in the hot, steaming pools enveloped by snow.

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