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Tekapo Star Gazing

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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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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"brilliant night"
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"warm water"
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"milky way"
in 4 reviews
"hot springs"
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"hot pools"
in 9 reviews
"new zealand"
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"cara"
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"stories"
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"float"
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"universe"
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"knowledge"
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"constellations"
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"guide"
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"clouds"
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"sky"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The first thing you need to see the night sky is a clear night and I was very lucky in this regard, the sky was absolutely clear. I was a bit concerned that the only tour available was the early start and I wondered if...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So we came over just a couple nights ago and LOVED IT! (We were a group from kiwi ex) Absolutely loved all the staff - Hamish in particular was knowledgeable, talkative, easy to ask questions to, great guy all round. The first part of the...More

Thank Kat P
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MelanieTSG, Manager at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Kat P, thank you so much for the lovely review! I will make sure to pass on your comments to Hamish and the team, and sorry about the hot chocolate if you missed out! All the best for the rest of your travels :)...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant star gazing evening, Adam was a great guide and very knowledgeable! No better way to spend an evening in the serene Tekapo.

Thank Ben M
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MelanieTSG, Manager at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Ben M, thank you so much for the lovely review! I will pass on your kind words to Adam :) We agree, the serenity of the area is only enhanced by gazing at the stars in a beautiful hot pool :D Kind regards, Melanie

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we booked this, we didn't know what to expect, we knew that there was going to be floating and stars, but it was so much more, firstly the guides are amazing with there wide knowledge of the solar system, they truly taught me things...More

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MelanieTSG, Manager at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi almerfud, thank you for your lovely review! I'm so glad we managed to exceed your expectations and show you a different way of looking at the universe :) I will pass on your kind comments to our guides, they do a fantastic job! Kind...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great tour! Really atmospheric. Would definitely return. Colin was an excellent guide and informative.

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MelanieTSG, Manager at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Gillian B, thank you for taking the time to leave a review :) 'Atmospheric' is a great word for it, we want to create a unique and magical experience here at Tekapo Star Gazing! Kind regards, Melanie

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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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