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  1. New Zealand
  2. Canterbury
  3. Lake Tekapo
  4. Tekapo Springs

Lake Tekapo: 2-Hour Hot Pools & Stargazing Experience

Product ID: 268167
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Peer into the night sky using a telescope and learn about constellations. Afterwards, relax in a heated pool underneath the cosmos.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Marvel at millions of stars in one of the clearest, darkest night skies in the world
  • Relax in a 38 degree hot pool whilst staring up at the stars
  • Learn about astronomy and mythology from your expert guide
  • Enjoy a complimentary cup of hot chocolate or green tea
Full description
Marvel at the dazzling beauty of millions of stars. Gaze deep into one of the clearest, darkest night skies in the world, all while relaxing in a heated pool. Visit the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, one of the best places for stargazing.

Admire the constellations and learn about their history from your knowledgable guide. Hear the myths that cultures from around the world have connected to celestial objects. If the weather isn’t suitable for outdoor stargazing, an alternative indoor tour will be provided. The indoor experience uses state-of-the-art virtual reality technology to provide a fascinating tour.

Relax in a 38-degree hot pool during the second half of your tour. Enter a state of deep calm as recline in a floating hammock and take in the majesty of the cosmos. Listen to soothing music as you float among the stars. Your guide will be poolside during your stargazing experience, should you have any astronomical questions.
  • 2 hour guided stargazing & hot pool tour
  • Complimentary shuttle from Tekapo Town
  • Hot chocolate or green tea
  • Floating hammock for stargazing in the hot pools
What’s Not Included
  • Food
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Tekapo Springs and Stargazing Office - Next to the Godley Hotel. (State Hwy, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand)

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Important information
What to bring
  • Swimwear
Know before you go
• Tours run nightly however night sky visibility and weather conditions will determine whether the tour will be conducted indoors or outdoors. Sometimes the guided portion of the stargazing tour is both indoors and outdoors. The hot pools portion takes place regardless of the weather.
• The 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 center
• A pool wheelchair is available upon request. Start times for the stargazing experiences are seasonal inorder to ensure the darkest skies.
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