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Star Gazing & Hot Pool Experience - Tekapo Springs

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

Highlights

  • Incredible dark sky hot pool experience!
  • Fully guided star gazing tour

Located at the renowned Tekapo Springs resort, the tour combines the spectacular Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve with exclusive access to a relaxing hot pool.

The journey begins with an outdoor tour where you’re introduced to the dazzling night skies of Tekapo – look through telescopes and learn about fascinating astronomy with your guide! In poor weather you’ll enjoy a customised virtual reality tour of Tekapo’s night skies with a unique blend of science and storytelling.

You’ll then enjoy exclusive access to our soul-warming 38℃ hot pool where you can relax on a floating hammock and marvel at the sparkling display of stars as you explore the wonder of Tekapo’s night skies. Your guide remains poolside to tell you more about the stars and share local stories.

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.

Adult $149.00
Child $74.00 (6-15 years old)

What's included

  • Fully guided star gazing - English speaking tours only
  • Dark sky hot pool experience

Duration

  • Allow approximately 2 hours for the whole experience

Location

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

Restrictions

  • 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.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Summer tour times: Early Tour: 10:15pm, Late Tour: 11:30pm.

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

    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 8:45pm and 1:00am depending on the season and which tour is booked.

    PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable however discounted tickets can be used as credit towards a normal priced activity or treatment with the difference being paid directly to Tekapo Springs.

Available Bookings from December 02 to December 08

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6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$149.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$149.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$149.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$149.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Russell Toplis from New Zealand wrote on 20 March 2020

Great night out.

Erin was a wonderful host. Warm, welcoming, and knowledgeable. And thankfully didn’t mention coronavirus! Did feel rushed - even with the superb VR extra.

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Amanda from New Zealand wrote on 13 March 2020

The stars at night

Beautiful night. Wonderfully knowledgeable staff. Relaxing in the pools and listening to the Maori legends was amazing. A romantic evening with the man I love. Would recommend to everyone. It puts your life and the universe into perspective.

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ellenx from China wrote on 14 January 2020

Lucky us. Awsome experience!

We were so lucky to see the beautiful stars very clearly. We have no basic understanding of astronomy in fact so we didn't even know what the English guide talked about at the beginning😅 But fortunately, a Chinese guy came help us and introduced in detail. Very happy and satisfying experience anyway. Highly recommended.

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Joe Tan from Singapore wrote on 25 December 2019

Informative and amazing tour

Very informative tour with friendly guide. The night sky was amazing.

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kweesiams from Malaysia wrote on 24 September 2019

A educational tour

Not as per my starry night expectation but learned something about astrology & enjoy the hot pool.

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