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Tekapo Star Gazing

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“clear night”(10 reviews)
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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
State Highway 8 | Next to the Godley Hotel, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6579
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the most wonderful experience. The shuttle service was excellent and given it was so late it was it was extra impressive how friendly, knowledgeable and helpful the staff were. I was so happy to find the hot chocolate on offer on arrival could...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Carla_Luaroxa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we did this. We thought it would be too cloudy but at Tekapo springs it proved to be clear enough to see the stars easily. An hour outside listening to the guide, looking through telescopes and then an hour floating in 37 deg...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Lynd57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is definitely worth staying up late to see the incredible Tekapo skies and the stargazing trip made everything so easy. The bus was on time to pick us up and the drivers were really friendly. When we got to the lodge, there was hot...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MichelleM2113
Reviewed 3 February 2019

I like how there were transfers available from Twizel (45 minutes each way). The guide was informative and great with stories. It is important that a Maori perspective is given and was great to hear the many traditional stories of the stars and galaxies. What...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank devo1978
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

If this was half the price it would be excellent... The whole experience takes place at the hot springs, you arrive after being picked up in a mini bus, get a drink, we had a hot chocolate which was very nice ,then you go out...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank d1993g
tekapostargazing, Territory Sales Driver at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2019

Hi d1993g, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about Tekapo Star Gazing. We're pleased to hear that you thought our guides were knowledgeable and that you enjoyed soaking in the hot pools and watching the stars. Regarding our pricing, our tour includes...More

Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

The 11pm tour was great. The staff were especially friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. The initial presentation was very informative, and nothing beats hot pools under the stars! Special thanks to our awesome guide Dan, very informative- and great knowledge+recounting of local history and folklaw! Will...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jblack1901
Reviewed 22 January 2019 via mobile

I visited Tekapo Stargazing as I'd been looking forward to visiting the dark sky reserve for a long time and wanted to make the most of it. Dan was our guide. In all my years of travelling, I've never met a guide as outstandingly knowledgeable,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JDtravel2
Reviewed 17 January 2019

Such a great way to experience the glorious night sky in Tekapo. Our tour was affected by some cloud cover, but the VR experience was surprisingly excellent. We learnt so much about the night sky and the stars, and I thought the inclusion of some...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lauren F
Reviewed 15 January 2019

An amazing experience in a beautiful setting. We loved our tour and would totally recommend it to anyone. Our guide Sharna was awesome. She was really knowledgeable and friendly, and our driver James gave us some good tips on surfing down the West Coast -...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Masina T
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

Wow. What a beautiful tour. Great guides with in depth knowledge, amazing view. Well worth going out at 1am for.

Date of experience: January 2019
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10 March 2018|
Response from Monica S | Reviewed this property |
It all depends on weather but when I went they told us it was the best time to go. It is their winter and the Milky Way will be way more visible with how the earth will be positioned. They are really good at getting back to... More
20 February 2018|
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Response from AndyM7945 | Property representative |
Star Gazing is an all year round option with us here at Tekapo Star Gazing. Subject to the weather conditions any given night can be absolutely amazing however the winter months (May-August) do offer more interesting... More