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Soak in the stars


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 / outdoor tour introduces you to Tekapo’s amazing night skies with a unique combination of astronomy and storytelling. The second half of the tour takes place in a 38-degree hot pool; relax on a floating hammock and feel like you’re soaking in the stars as you explore the wonder of night skies.

Milky way

We live in a large spiral galaxy called the Milky Way. Our guides will teach you about the constellations, planets and stars that make up our incredible night sky.

Hot Pools

Let the world melt away as you relax in the soothing hot waters of Tekapo Springs while marvelling at our wondrous universe.
  • Milky way

    We live in a large spiral galaxy called the Milky Way. Our guides will teach you about the constellations, planets and stars that make up our incredible night sky.
  • Hot Pools

    Let the world melt away as you relax in the soothing hot waters of Tekapo Springs while marvelling at our wondrous universe.

OUR DARK SKY

Tekapo Star Gazing is situated in the heart of the Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve, the largest dark sky reserve in the world and it is the first in the world to have a Gold rating as given from the International Dark Sky Association - http://www.darksky.org/

HIGH POWER TELESCOPES

We use a combination of Celestron and SkyWatcher telescopes to enable us to see into outer space.
  • OUR DARK SKY

    Tekapo Star Gazing is situated in the heart of the Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve, the largest dark sky reserve in the world and it is the first in the world to have a Gold rating as given from the International Dark Sky Association - http://www.darksky.org/

  • HIGH POWER TELESCOPES

    We use a combination of Celestron and SkyWatcher telescopes to enable us to see into outer space.

A Journey of Discovery


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 mythology and legend attributed to celestial objects by different cultures around the world. If the weather isn’t suitable for outdoor stargazing, an alternative indoor tour will be provided. The indoor experience uses a high-definition projector to feature full-colour satellite images of deep space as well as interactive elements and similar fascinating and informative content as the outdoor tour.

Location


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Tekapo town office

Costs


$89

Adult

16+ years

$79

Senior

60+ years

$49

Child

6 – 15 years

$292

Family

2 adults & 3 children

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Tours run nightly regardless of weather. English and Mandarin speaking tours are available. A free shuttle service is included.

All tours are 2 hours in duration. We will provide a complimentary Hot Chocolate or Green Tea as part of the tour.

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