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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 14 Apr to 27 Apr 2024

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  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$99.00

  • Adult$109.00
  • Child$99.00

  • 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$119.00
  • Child$99.00

  • 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$119.00
  • Child$99.00

  • 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

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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brittanyk4 from New Zealand wrote on 03 April 2024

Wow!!

Such an awesome experience!! Sophie our guide was amazing and very knowledgable and finishing off by soaking in the hot pools and watching the night sky was the cherry on top!

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rachaelb12 from New Zealand wrote on 26 March 2024

Great experience

Staff are very knowledgeable, facilities are lovely and a great concept. Would go again.

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romanap from New Zealand wrote on 06 March 2024

Such an amazing experience!

Highly rate this! Done it twice now and so fun!!

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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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harlang from New Zealand wrote on 05 April 2024

About as many stars as I saw...

DO NOT BOOK THIS IF THERE IS ANY POSSIBILITY OF CLOUDS! There was a chance of clouds but everything on their website and the people we spoke to there said the experience wouldn’t be hindered if clouds were present… They lied, we shouldn’t have believed them. The hot pools were bad and the VR experience was somehow worse. The information within the VR experience was just wrong at points and it’s age was incredibly apparent, the visuals were depressing and it droned on and on to the point of me taking it off and answering texts instead. There was zero refund or any rescheduling, I feel like stargazing should show us stars and they shouldn’t have mislead us, saying the experience as still worth it.

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