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Tekapo Star Gazing

State Highway 8 | Next to the Godley Hotel, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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Tekapo Star Gazing combines the two top attractions in Tekapo. The wonderful southern night sky and the relaxing hot pools. This is a totally unique experience that will help you explore, excite and entertain as we introduce you to the World's largest International Dark Sky reserve (Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve) which spans over 4300sq kilometers. After exploring the Dark Sky Reserve with our talented guides and looking through powerful large telescopes, let us help you relax with a soak in our famous hot pools with relaxing music and floating hammocks. Tours are capped at 30 people per tour to allow a personal individual approach. Private tours available for small groups at request.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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State Highway 8 | Next to the Godley Hotel, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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"story telling"
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"floating around"
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"spend an evening"
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"brilliant night"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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MelanieTSG, Administrator at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tekapo Star Gazing did a great job with the tour, very warm and welcoming. Were greeted with hot chocolate when we arrived. Guide did a great job being attentive to how the clouds were moving to make the most of our viewing experience on a...More

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MelanieTSG, Administrator at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Becky F, thank you for the lovely review! Our talented guides sure know how to work with the night sky to make sure you get the best experience possible :D Kind regards, Melanie

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I had a memorable and delightful evening under the stars and clouds at the Tekapo hot springs. We did a little star gazing, watched some of the video presentation and the highlight of our tour was that it snowed when we were...More

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MelanieTSG, Administrator at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

HI Kadjimary, thank you for taking the time to review us :) Willi (AKA Bill, you might see his name pop up in some other comments as well!) is a great storyteller and we will pass on your kind feedback! Kind regards, Melanie

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time with our guide, Pete, who was knowledgeable, passionate and very engaging. We were lucky to have seen Mars, Jupiter and Saturn through the telescopes. Ended the evening with an hour in the hot pools and some story telling. Unfortunately the clouds...More

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MelanieTSG, Administrator at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi samuelcobbold, thank you so much for the review! We are of course a bit dependent on the weather but I am glad to hear you had a clear first half with some beautiful stars, and the hot pools make such an impression after standing...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this not knowing what to expect, but it blew totally our minds. The guide, Pete, was amazing with a wide knowledge of the night sky, he truly taught me things I never knew about the stars. The staff were super friendly throughout the...More

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MelanieTSG, Administrator at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Dboise677, thank you for your lovely review and great feedback about Pete - we have passed on your comments :) I'm glad we can provide the unexpected and 'mind blowing' experience of hot pools under the stars!! Kind regards, Melanie

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We had a great time at Tekapo Star Gazing - it was well organised, we were greeted by Pete, our friendly guide for the evening, at the town office who drove us to the springs and provided us with complimentary hot chocolate. It was a...More

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MelanieTSG, Manager at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Hi rwmtuta, thanks for the great review! Pete is a stellar guide (pun totally intended!) and I have passed on your lovely comments :) Kind regards, Melanie

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

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Xiang Ying L
10 March 2018|
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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
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yinglim18
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
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