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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 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 37.5 degree hot pool; lie 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.

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 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.

In poor weather you'll experience an amazing virtual reality tour of the Lake Tekapo night skies! This unique experience features stunning 360 degree images of the stars and an incredible time lapse including the Aurora Australis (the Southern lights). Custom-drawn artwork will bring the constellations to life and is complemented by a fascinating blend of science and storytelling.

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.

Costs From:


$99*

Adult

16+ years

$74*

Child

6 – 15 years

$315*

Family

2 adults & 2-3 children

Get your ticket

Tours currently run Wednesday - Sunday inclusive providing a variety of price options and conditions to suit operating regardless of weather. Our tours are offered in English speaking only.

Tours are 2 hours in duration.

Please make your own way to the Tekapo Springs car park located 6 Lakeside Drive. Please meet at our Tekapo Springs reception 15 minutes prior to the start of your tour.

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We are OPEN operating Wednesday's - Sunday's inclusive, click "book now" for available dates or email bookings@tekapostargazing.co.nz.

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