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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.


  • 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.


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

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


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

    PLEASE NOTE: Bookings made through 3rd party sites for Tekapo Star Gazing are non-transferable and non-refundable

  • 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.

    Until 31 March 2018, the tours commence at 10.30pm and 11:45pm. From 1 April 2018, the early tour commences at 10pm and the late tour commences at 11.15pm

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

Available Bookings from August 21 to August 27

Change Dates

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

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Mon 27 Aug

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult$69.00
  • Child$49.00

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


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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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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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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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Jane Wilson from New Zealand wrote on 17 May 2018

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Great must do experience

Something different but great

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Giulia from Italy wrote on 29 April 2018

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I would give 6 stars if I could

One of the most beautiful experiences of my life

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