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Tekapo Star Gazing

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“clear night”(8 reviews)
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...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 yesterday

It was very pleasant in the hot springs, but the sky was disappointing. We have beautiful night skies in the mountains of New Mexico.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Leanne A
Reviewed 4 days ago

To start off, the tour did not start on time which made for an even later night than anticipated. Should have been done by 12:30 but didn’t finish until 1:15. The tour guide lacked time management and his story-telling was disjointed and hard to follow....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank babsMississauga
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Honestly I couldn’t provide a fair review because the sky was totally covered with clouds the day I went, so I didn’t see a single star that night. But it wasn’t really the company’s fault cos they couldn’t control the weather anyways. I thought the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Flymehigh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect weather. Perfect vews. The guide- Dan was amazing.Very informative and nice. Totally will recommend this guys!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Natalie E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Short drive out to their place followed by a hot chocolate. Then about 20-30 minutes Star Gazing, the guide talked a lot without really pointing out what he was talking about. The sky was amazing, so many stars and most people just wanted him to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks for Harper’s explanation of the stars, it raises my interest in the knowledge of stars. We only could see some of the stars because of cloudy weather, however, I will come again and with my parents! Thanks again to Harpers!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Guide38308140186
MelanieTSG, Administrator at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Guide38308140186, thank you for your lovely review! I will pass on your nice comments to Harper and the guides :) Kind regards, Melanie

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were really helpful. We had Dan the stargazing man! He knew so much and helped us see as much as possible even though it was super cloudy. Thanks!More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank karleenicole
MelanieTSG, Administrator at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi karleenicole, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm so glad Dan could help accommodate your tour to see the most that you could, our guides are really great about changing the tour up as needed on any given night...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Saw 14 shooting stars! We learnt lots and were given plenty of opportunities to ask questions. Watching the stars whilst floating in the hot springs was lovely. It was interesting looking through the telescopes too. A great evening.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank amscam
MelanieTSG, Administrator at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi amscam, thank you for taking the time to review your tour!! Wow how cool to see so many shooting stars in one night, we truly are very lucky to be in such a great location for sky viewing! Kind regards, Melanie

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

My wife and I just participated in the star gazing and hot pool experience and were so impressed. Our guide Sharna was excellent, very engaging and shared wonderful facts about the stars and Maori culture. I would absolutely recommend going and would do it again...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mports
MelanieTSG, Administrator at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Matt P, thank you so much for the lovely review! I will pass on your kind comments to Sharna :) It's so great to hear you enjoyed our mix of culture and science, and that you had good viewing conditions on the night of...More

Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

I had the absolute best time with my family stargazing and soaking in the hot springs. All of the guides were extremely knowledgeable and made learning about the night sky an unforgettable experience. Certainly the highlight of our family trip to the South Island!!More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Navigator825718
MelanieTSG, Administrator at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Navigator825718, wow thank you for leaving us such a lovely review! We're lucky to be located in the Aoraki-Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve, an amazing place for viewing the night sky, and I'm so glad to hear you had a good night for your tour...More

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Xiang Ying L
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