Situated on the shores of Lake Takapō amongst the natural beauty of the lake and the mountains, the Church of the Good Shepherd was built to the glory of God and as a memorial to the pioneers of the Mackenzie Country.

“Somehow the setting and the church combine to speak of God to those who enter and pause in the midst of their busy lives.” – Peter Hurricks.

Arrange a Group Tour

To offer New Zealanders on holiday an opportunity to see inside The Church of the Good Shepherd we can host guided tours by prior arrangement. Each tour will last for approximately 30 minutes and will explore the historical and spiritual significance of the church and describe different aspects of the church building. There will be an opportunity given to take photographs. Each tour will be limited to 5-40 people with a recommended donation of $10 per person.

If you are planning to visit Lake Takapō and would like to arrange a tour please email the Reverend Andrew McDonald, [email protected]