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“The Best of Cold and Hot”
Review of Tekapo Springs

Tekapo Springs
Ranked #6 of 18 things to do in Lake Tekapo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located in beautiful Lake Tekapo, Tekapo Springs is a must-do for everyone, with a fun mix of relaxing and exciting activities. Soak in the stunning views from one of our 3 hot pools (36 - 39 degrees Celsius), all beautifully landscaped with native plants. Relax in our Steam & Sauna rooms and try the cold plunge pool. Children (and the young at heart!) love our Aqua Play Area with exciting interactive water features and shallow pool for playing in. There's a deep pool for swimming a few laps or jumping off the side. In summer, dare to ride the TRIPPO, an 11 metre high waterslide with three chutes providing hours of fun! In winter, get fit and have fun on our outdoor ice skating rink or try the thrilling 150-metre Snow Tube! Soak up some “me time” with a revitalising facial or massage at the Day Spa then sample the scrumptious menu at our fully licensed cafe. By night, Soak in the Stars with Tekapo Star Gazing, the only guided hot pools and star gazing tour in New Zealand.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 30 July 2014

My husband and I took a long weekend during a new moon in hopes of seeing a great dark sky on Mount John. During the day, we chose to relax at Tekapo Springs. What an enjoyable choice it was! We started with half a dozen rides down the snow tubing track: on our butts, on our stomachs, solo, and hanging onto each other's tubes. The attendants were great and helpful.

After bumping around on the track, we turned our muscles into the hot tubs, spending most of our time in the adult pool. I had planned to do some ice skating but decided not to rush it, as I had a 2pm massage/facial scheduled. It, too, was wonderful. Talk about a deep tissue massage! I needed it.

The attraction is not fancy (so just the way I like it!), but well-equipped, friendly, and reasonably priced. You can't beat the views of the lake and snow-capped (at least in the winter months) mountains.

Thank Jody M
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RebeccaTekapoSprings, Director of Sales at Tekapo Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review Tekapo Springs and we love to hear about our customer's experiences - especially when they make the most of their time here.

We would have to agree that the views are very breath taking all year round and even more so during the winter months with the snow capped mountains.

We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

All I can say is had the best time here. Snow tubing was great fun, staff were friendly and good because I was so terrified. Has a decent size ice skating rink.

Thank Delaney7
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RebeccaTekapoSprings, Director of Sales at Tekapo Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review Tekapo Springs and share your thoughts on such a great day out. It's always good when there is fantastic staff that can calm nerves especially for the first run down the snow tube park! It really is a fun day out especially when you make the most of our Super Combo which gives you access to the Tube park, Ice Rink and Hot Pools with unlimited access all day.

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Reviewed 25 July 2014

Life can be tough - it sure was soaking in these delightful hot springs with snow all around us. Beautiful layout, we have been here before and like this place better than Hanmer Springs. The adult pool was a great place to relax before we cooled down a bit in the family pools. Lots of families doing the snow slide on rubber tubes (extra cost) but we were happy to worship the water until we could take no more. A pass allows you unlimited entries on the day - at $24, good value for money.

Thank spidernz
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RebeccaTekapoSprings, Director of Sales at Tekapo Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review Tekapo Springs and it is always good to see customers coming back for a relaxing experience. Being able to escape from everyday life and soak in the surroundings is definitely what Tekapo Springs strives to offer our customers. With the entry to the hot pools being $22 with all day access we would have to agree that it is good value for money.
The team at Tekapo Springs looks forward to seeing you again when you are visiting the area.

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

After a magnificent drive to the springs with the snow capped ranges what a treat. Will definitely go back again. The attendants were so polite and the watch tower was manned all the time keeping an eye on everybody in the pool.

Thank 523lync
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RebeccaTekapoSprings, Director of Sales at Tekapo Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2014

It really is a spectacular drive around the Mackenzie area at this time of year with the recent snow on the ground! Even more so enjoying the view whilst soaking in the hot pools. I will pass on your great feedback to our lifeguards.
We hope to see you again if you are visiting the area.

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

We had a great few hours here - absolutely loved the snow tubing and ice skating. Well set up and very well run with excellent friendly staff.

Thank ANDYCHEF
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RebeccaTekapoSprings, Director of Sales at Tekapo Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2014

Thank you for reviewing Tekapo Springs. We have to agree that a day at Tekapo Springs is great family fun and you made the most of our winter snow tube and ice skating. We hope to see you have some more family fun here soon!

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