Tekapo Springs Stargazing Tour - 1.5 Hours

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Highlights & inclusions

Unique Tekapo stargazing tour
1.5 hour experience
Knowledgeable tour guides
Use of high-powered telescopes
Exclusive use of 38° C hot pools
Relax in a floating hammock

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Sat, Jun 22, 2024

What you can expect

Embark on a tour of the night sky with Tekapo Springs Stargazing, including exclusive use of the Tekapo Springs hot pools. Located in picturesque Tekapo, this stargazing tour offers a unique opportunity to witness the wonders of the universe from within the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. This experience is suitable for friends, couples and families with older children.

The Tekapo Springs Stargazing tour is split into two halves to make the most of your journey through the cosmos. The first half of the experience is guided, with expert astronomy guides providing fascinating insights into the night sky using state-of-the-art telescopes (weather permitting). If it's a cloudy night, your Tekapo Springs Stargazing tour will include a customised virtual reality tour instead.

The second half of your Tekapo Springs Stargazing tour includes exclusive access to the Tekapo Springs hot pools. Soak in the warm waters, ranging from 37.5 - 38.5° C, and let your worries melt away as you gaze up at the stars in a floating hammock. Your expert Tekapo Springs guide will remain at the poolside for this portion of the tour, sharing stories and answering any questions you may have.

Whether you're a seasoned astronomer or simply curious about the famous Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, the Tekapo Springs Stargazing tour will leave you in awe. Don't miss the opportunity to witness the magic of the night sky at Tekapo Springs. Book your stargazing tour at Tekapo Springs for a unique New Zealand experience under the night sky.


What you need to know

  • Exclusive use of 37.5 - 38.5° C hot pools at Tekapo Springs
  • Use of Celestron reflector 9.25 telescopes and Sky-Watcher refractor Esprit 120 telescopes
  • Knowledgeable tour guide
  • Complimentary towels & robes
  • Lockers (available to hire for an additional cost on the day)
  • This experience has regular departures between 8:45pm and 11:59pm, 7 days a week
  • This experience takes approximately 1.5 hours
Departure Location
  • This experience is located at 300 Lake Side Drive, Lake Tekapo (off State Highway 8)
Additional Information
  • Departure times vary depending on the season & night sky
  • Please make your own way to Tekapo Springs located at 300 Lakeside Drive. Please meet at our Tekapo Springs reception 15 minutes prior to the start of your tour
  • Child rate applies to 6-15 yrs old (if you have younger children, please join the earliest tour available)
  • A pool wheelchair is available on request
  • The hot pools portion takes place regardless of the weather
Cancellation Policy
  • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience​
  • Changes are not permitted within 24 hours of your experience​
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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  • We are committed to sustainability
  • We have an approved Science Based Target
  • We use third party verified standards
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience
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