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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

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.

    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 October 23 to October 29

Change Dates

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

Early Tour Deal
Late Tour Deal (Adults Only)
Tue 23 Oct
Wed 24 Oct
Thu 25 Oct
Fri 26 Oct
Sat 27 Oct
Sun 28 Oct
Mon 29 Oct

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$49.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$49.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$49.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$49.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$49.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$69.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$69.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00

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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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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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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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Kirsty from United Kingdom wrote on 16 July 2018

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Excellent experience

We booked the Tekapo Star Gazing experience for a cold winter's night in June. We were met at the office in town and taken by mini bus to collect a few other tourists before driving to the Star Gazing site. Upon arrival we were welcomed with a roaring fire and offered a hot drink of our choice (the hot chocolate was amazing!). There was an introduction to the evening then we headed outside wrapped in blankets (optional). Unfortunately on our chosen night clouds had moved in but our hosts made the most of any gaps allowing us to see the moon and Saturn through the telescopes and pointing out any constellations. We then headed inside for a presentation going deeper into the solar system. The information was all very interesting. We were then taken to changing rooms to change into swimwear and had some time soaking in the hot pool with an inflatable hammock while being told stories of the stars and watching for the clouds to move and reveal any other great views. Definitely a must do experience when visiting Tekapo, even on a cloudy night.

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