Highlights

  • Chance to learn about astronomy & associated Maori legends

  • 3 different telescopes offer high-powered looks at night sky

  • Knowledgeable guides on hand to answer stargazing questions

  • Engaging indoor presentation if weather doesn't cooperate

  • Soothing soak under night sky at Tekapo Springs hot pools

Overview

Uncover the mysteries of the universe as you examine the night sky through the lens of a powerful telescope. Take advantage of Tekapo Springs' light-free skies to check out constellations with help from trained guides, and cap off your evening with a soothing dip in outdoor hot pools.

Choose to join up with your guide at Tekapo Springs or catch a ride from town by meeting up at the Godley Hotel. At the stargazing site, spend some time peeking through different telescopes to get up-close looks at visible constellations, and hear engaging commentary about the Maori legends that go along with each twinkling figure. If cloudy weather makes viewing difficult, head inside to watch immersive astrological videos and slideshows that showcase the night sky in stunning detail.

Afterward, change into your swimming costume and head to the hot pools that beckon visitors to Tekapo Springs all year round. With 3 tiered pools featuring a range of temperatures, it's the perfect place to relax while still scanning the sky for your favourite stars. Soak up the views and the warm waters and then towel off to catch a convenient ride back into town.

Inclusions

  • Guided stargazing tour at Tekapo Springs

  • Admission to Tekapo Springs hot pools

Exclusions

  • Any expenses that are not mentioned in the inclusions 

Additional Information

  • Children aged 5 and younger are not allowed.

  • Children 6–15 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Weather and conditions determine whether you will be able to use the outside telescopes. If night sky visibility is poor this portion of the tour will be conducted inside using a high definition projector and colour Astor images and video.

  • There’s no refund will be provided if you choose not to join the tour due to the bad weather as the tour will still be conducted indoor.

  • Soaking time at Tekapo Springs is limited to 40 minutes.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

Hours & Pricing

  • Tour departs daily at 10:00pm in winter.

  • Please note that the departure could be vary due to changing sunset times throughout the year.

  • Duration: allow 2 hours

 

 

 

 

 

* Price valid until 30th September 2018

Location  

        Tekapo Star Gazing Office, State Highway 8 (next to the Godley Hotel), Lake Tekapo 7945

        

How to Book

  1. Please fill out and submit the booking form. Once the form received, our team will check on the booking's availability on the date and/or time you prefer, otherwise, we will get in touch with you with an alternative date and/or time.

  2. Once the booking's availability confirmed, a payment link with the total amount to pay will be sent to you . Please complete payment as soon as possible to secure the booking as the availability can be changed from time to time. 

  3. Once the payment received, we will confirm your booking within 1 business day and a confirmation voucher will be sent via email.

How to use

  • Upon confirmation email received, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience.

  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction.

  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control

  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) (NZDT 17:00) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

  • If you cancel 4 day(s) (NZDT 17:00) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

  • If you cancel within 3 day(s) (NZDT 17:00) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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