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Star Gazing & Hot Pool Experience - Tekapo Springs

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Join us for a magical stellar evening with New Zealand’s only guided hot pools and star gazing experience.

Highlights

  • Dark sky hot pool experience
  • Fully guided star gazing

Located at the renowned Tekapo Springs resort, the tour combines the spectacular Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve with our relaxing hot pools.

The journey begins with an indoor and outdoor tour where you’ll get to hear about the fascinating astronomy from your experienced guide as you are introduced to the dazzling night skies of Tekapo.

You will then be welcomed into our soul warming 38 degree hot pool where you can relax in a floating hammock and marvel at the glistening display of stars as you explore the wonder of Tekapo’s night skies.

The Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve boasts some of the clearest, darkest night skies in the world and is the largest reserve in the southern hemisphere.

Join us for an amazing journey of discovery and soak in the stars.

IMPORTANT

Location: Tekapo Hot Springs are located in Tekapo; Approximately 3 hours drive South of Christchurch and 3 hours 15minutes drive North of Queenstown

Adult $99.00
Child $49.00

What's included

  • Fully guided star gazing
  • Dark sky hot pool experience
  • Complimentary return shuttle transport service
  • Mandarin commentary is available on the early tours and may be available on later tours please contact the operator after booking to enquire

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • In the unlikely event that the outdoor tour is not possible due to weather conditions, an alternative indoor tour will be provided.

  • Child pricing applies to children 6 to 15 years

    Children welcome on the first tour of the evening ONLY, however CHILDREN MUST BE OVER 6 YEARS OF AGE TO VISIT.

    Please note that our tour start times change seasonally to accommodate the sunset. You will receive a confirmation email from Tekapo Star Gazing that states your tour start time within 2 days of making your purchase on BookMe. Tour start times will be between 10pm and 12.15am depending on the season and which tour is booked.

    Shuttle pickups are available from Tekapo Star Gazing Office, Peppers Bluewater & Lakefront Lodge / Holiday Park

    PLEASE NOTE: Bookings for Tekapo Star Gazing are non-transferable and non-refundable

Available Bookings from December 10 to December 16

Change Dates

All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)

Early Tour Deal
Late Tour Deal (Adults Only)
Mon 10 Dec
Tue 11 Dec
Wed 12 Dec
Thu 13 Dec
Fri 14 Dec
Sat 15 Dec
Sun 16 Dec

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$69.00
  • Child$49.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$49.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$49.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$69.00

4.5

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Amanda Broadbent from United Kingdom wrote on 02 May 2018

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A Brilliant Night Out

We loved using the telescopes to see Saturn's rings, four of Jupiter's moons, a gas nebula and Mars. The information given about various parts of the night sky was interesting and clear, delivered with a certain amount of humour. Thoroughly enjoyable and educational. The time in the hot pool, lying back on hammocks gazing at the sky we now knew so much more about, was pure bliss.

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Miriama from New Zealand wrote on 21 September 2018

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Amazing tour

Would definitely do it again. the hosts were so knowledgeable. Ive talked about it with a few people since returning home about just how much we miss seeing being stuck under the big city lights.

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Lisa from Australia wrote on 20 July 2018

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Beautiful night

I absolutely loved my Star gazing experience. The guide was fantastic and the hot pools so relaxing. I loved hearing the Maori stories behind some constellations. Very recommended.

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Katie from United States wrote on 12 July 2018

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Cloudy skies

Nice people. Pick and drop off was efficient. Sadly, the skies did not cooperate and we were unable to see the stars. The staff made a valiant effort showing us some planets, sharing great stories while in the hot pool and sharing their wisdom with the film. They did the best they could without main attraction of the night sky.

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Jessie from Taiwan wrote on 22 November 2018

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Great place and speechless view

This is a great place to visit! The guides are so professional, I learned so much from them. It's once in a lifetime experience that everyone should try! The star cannot be taken by the camera, but should always be remembered.

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