Star Gazing Tour at Tekapo Springs

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Sat, Jun 22, 2024

What you can expect

Soak in the stars with the ultimate in stellar relaxation, Tekapo Star Gazing is the only guided hot pools and star gazing experience in New Zealand. The tour operates from the renowned facilities of Tekapo Springs, combining the stunning Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve with our soul-warming hot pools.

A two-hour experience, the first half of this guided indoor and/or outdoor tour introduces you to Tekapo’s amazing night skies with a unique combination of astronomy and storytelling. You will then enjoy exclusive use of a 37.5 – 38.5℃ hot pool; lie on a floating hammock and feel like you’re soaking in the stars as you explore the wonder of night skies!

Wonder at the dazzling beauty of millions of stars in some of the clearest, darkest night skies in the world! The Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve is one of eleven worldwide and the largest one in the Southern Hemisphere. Let us take you on a Journey of Discovery to the limits of outer space exploring the amazing features of the southern skies.

This guided portion of the tour focuses on the stars, planets and galaxies that can be currently seen blended with the fascinating mythology and legends attributed to celestial objects by different cultures around the world.

The second half of the tour is where it really gets magical! Enjoy exclusive use of a 37.5 – 38.5℃ hot pool and let the real world melt away as you lie back with the help of a floating hammock to ensure ultimate relaxation and easy sky viewing.

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What you need to know

Highlights
  • The Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve is one of eleven worldwide and the largest one in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Enjoy exclusive use of a 37.5 – 38.5℃ hot pool
  • feel like you’re floating among the stars as you explore the wonders of the night skies
Time
  • Check in for the tours is at the Tekapo Springs Reception Desk. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of your tour.
  • Tours run Wednesday thru to Sunday evenings, however night sky visibility and weather conditions will determine if the indoor or outdoor experience is utilised. Sometimes the guided portion of the stargazing tour is both indoors and outdoors. The hot pools portion takes place regardless of weather.
  • Tours are available at 8:45pm and 10pm in winter and between 10:15pm - 1:15am in the summer months.
Additional Information
  • suitable for everyone over the age of 6 years old.
  • pool wheelchair available on request.
  • Start times for the star gazing experiences are seasonal to ensure the darkest skies.

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Sustainability

Our Promise

  • We are committed to sustainability
  • We have an approved Science Based Target
  • We use third party verified standards
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$118.68AUD
or 4 payments of $29.67 with more info
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