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Tekapo Star Gazing: 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 the tour begins with an introduction to the night sky by a star gazing guide, and is complemented by looking through high-powered telescopes pointed at some of the most interesting 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.

The second half of the tour is where it really gets magical! In a 38-degree hot pool, 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. While soothing music plays, feel like you’re floating among the stars as you explore the wonders of the night skies. Our guides are poolside during this unique star gazing experience, so if any questions come to mind or you’d like to know more about the cosmos you just need to ask.

Our first tour of the night is suitable for everyone over the age of 6 years old with our other tours only suitable for those aged 13 and over. Tours include complimentary transport to and from the Tekapo village centre, with a pool wheelchair available on request. Start times for our star gazing experiences are seasonal to ensure the darkest skies.

Tours run nightly with English & Chinese speaking available.

Starting from 10pm with free shuttle service from our Tekapo town office.


Adult (16+ yrs) - $99

Senior (60+ yrs) - $79

Child (6 – 15 yrs) - $49

Family (2 adults & 3 children) - $299

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