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Stargazing & 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!

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 stargazing 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 $119.00
Child $99.00 (6-15 years old)

What's included

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

Duration

  • Allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience

Location

  • 300 Lakeside Drive, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
  • 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 over 6 years old are welcome to join any of the tours. However, the operator suggests families with multiple younger children may be more suited to the earliest tour available.

Notes

  • Child Friendly: The experience welcomes families with children on the First Tour only.

    Departure Tour Times*:

    25 Sept to 22 Oct First tour 9.15pm, Second tour 10.30pm

    23 Oct to 5 Nov First tour 9.45pm, Second tour 11.00pm

    6 Nov to 26 Nov First tour 10.15pm, Second tour 11.30pm

    27 Nov to 28 Jan First tour 10.45pm, Second tour 11.59pm

    29 Jan to 25 Feb First tour 10.15pm, Second tour 11.30pm

    26 Feb to 3 Mar First tour 9.45pm, Second tour 11.00pm.

    * Tour timings might differ from the timings stated above. Please check the booking confirmation from Tekapo Springs with for the correct start time of your tour.


    Please check-in 15mins prior at Tekapo Springs reception for all bookings. 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.

    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 19 Jul to 1 Aug 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$99.00

  • Adult$109.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$99.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$99.00

  • Adult$109.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$99.00

  • Adult$109.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$99.00

  • Adult$109.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$99.00

  • Adult$109.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$99.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$99.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$99.00

  • Adult$109.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$99.00

  • Adult$109.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$99.00

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  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$99.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$99.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$99.00

  • Adult$109.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$99.00

  • Adult$109.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$99.00

  • Adult$109.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$99.00

Bookings close in 11 hours...

  • Adult$99.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$99.00

  • Adult$109.00
  • Child$99.00

  • Adult$109.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$99.00

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

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gabrave from New Zealand wrote on 25 April 2024

Hot pools and Stargazing Experience

We had a great experience and our tour guide is amazing as well as the other staff from Tekapo spring.

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Jade Star from Australia wrote on 07 February 2024

Cloudy Stars

Unfortunately on the night we went there was cloud cover which was completely out of the companies control, however they adapted well into a vr tour of the sky as it would have been on a clear night. Moreover, once we went to the hotpools our guide was still able to point out the stars that were beginning to shine through the clouds and gave us lots of stories about culture, space and space missions. Very knowledgeable. I really enjoyed the evening even though it was cloudy.

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selenad from New Zealand wrote on 29 June 2024

Stargazing at Tekapo springs

I've done this tour twice now, the first with my husband, we enjoyed the experience so much that we decided to go back with our children 5 years later and the experience has only gotten better, great information given, and the warmed blankets that were handed out for the telescope section of the tour. There is no better way to see the night sky. Thank you

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Jan Clothier from New Zealand wrote on 19 March 2024

Not for a cloudy night

Knowledgeable and friendly presenters. Not their fault cloud came along at inconvenient moments. A large group (29) meant I always felt I could only have a quick peek in the telescopes. In the end, an expensive soak in a lovely hot pool. Could have been different on a better weather night.

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shiewcherk from Singapore wrote on 14 June 2024

Enjoyed all facilities and services

The weather wasn't its best due to the cloudy sky but with the hot and cold drinks, the thick blankets to keep us warm when outside on the telescope, the VR experience to teach us more on the stars and soaking in the hot pool of chlorine water while our guide was pointing out the stars and explaining, I think they did their best to educate us and keep us entertained. Had a try on the drying machine in the changing room too, didn't know such a thing existed. Honestly, I preferred this to Mt John Observatory with Dark Sky Reserve. Would have been Fantastic if not for the clouds, which is not within their control!

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