silt. This gives Tekapo Lake its distinctive color. To the east of Lake Tekapo lies the Two Thumb Range with Mount Tobi
southern end of Tekapo Lake, behind the township and next to the Tekapo River.The average surface water temperature
of the lake varies between as low as 5.8 and 5.9 °C in September and 17 °C in January.The lake is a popular tourist destination,
and many resort hotels are located at the lake's southern end in the township of Lake Tekapo. Lake Tekapo Regional Park, administered
by Environment Canterbury, is located on the southern shore of the lake. State Highway 8 continues past Tekapo Lake at its southern end.