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Tekapo Springs and Tekapo Star Gazing are located in the middle of New Zealand's South Island, halfway between Christchurch and Queenstown. Tekapo Springs is one of New Zealand’s leading tourist attractions with hot and cooler pools with Aqua Play Area, steam and sauna rooms, ice skating, snow tubing, waterslide, café and day spa. Our complex is open 364 days a year from 10am to 9pm.

Tekapo Star Gazing is the only guided hot pools and star gazing experience in New Zealand, providing a unique tour in the heart of an international dark sky reserve. Nightly tours operate 363 nights a year; start times vary by season to ensure the darkest skies.

Tekapo Springs

Tekapo Springs is a destination not to be missed! With our prime location at the base of Mount John, we have unparalleled views of iconic Lake Tekapo and the mountain ranges beyond. We operate 364 days per year, from 10am - 9pm, with a wide variety of activities providing something for everyone. Experience the natural beauty of a pristine, alpine environment!


  • 3 hot pools & 2 cooler pools, one adults-only.
  • Pure underground spring water (not geothermal).
  • Temperatures: 27 – 38.5 degrees Celsius.
  • Hot pools depth: 1 metre.
  • Aqua Play Area with 2 cooler pools & interactive water features.
  • Cooler pools depth: 1 metre and 1.8 metres.
  • Steam and sauna rooms with cold plunge pool.


  • Fully licensed with no surcharge on public holidays.
  • Indoor dining with open fire in winter.
  • Outdoor dining with lake & mountain views.
  • Wide range of food and beverages available.


  • Four treatment rooms with lake & mountain views.
  • Massage, facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing & tinting.
  • Package deals include hot pools + steam/sauna rooms.
  • New Zealand-made beauty products, including organic Moana range.


  • AquaDrop Waterslide 
  • Jumpernaut - Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • Ice skating (April - September)
  • Snow tube park (July - September)

Star Gazing

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.

Tekapo Star Gazing tours run 363 nights a year; start times vary by season to ensure the darkest skies. Please visit our website for up to date tour start times.


  • 2-hour combination star gazing and hot pools tour.
  • First half of tour: introduction to night sky with stargazing guides and telescopes.
  • Unique blend of astronomy and story-telling with a focus on Maori mythology.
  • Indoor presentation provided if weather is unsuitable for outdoor star gazing.
  • Second half of tour: relax in a 37.5-degree hot pool on floating hammocks and explore the night skies at your leisure.
  • Hot pools portion proceeds regardless of weather.


  • Free shuttle pick-up and drop-off.
  • Pick-up/drop-off points: to & from the Tekapo Village centre and local hotels.
  • 2 tours per night.
  • Tour start times vary by season.
  • Complimentary green tea or hot chocolate provided.
  • Complimentary towel hire.
  • Swimwear available to hire.

Trade & Media Library

For access to our full image library, marketing collateral and compliance documentation, please email our Sales and Marketing Manager for the password.

Contact information

Jenny Koberstein

General Manager

Andy Murray

Sales & Marketing Manager

Hayley Greville-Mattinson

Sales & Marketing Executive

Fluctuations in water temperatures may occur due to environmental conditions.
We reserve the right to close individual pools due to weather, maintenance or health and safety requirements.

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Our opening hours are Weekdays (Mon-Fri) 11am - 7pm & Weekends (Sat-Sun) 10am-7pm, Drive safe!
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    Promo code: KIDSFREE in the booking cart.
    T&Cs – 1 free child per full paying adult


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