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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...more
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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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+64 3-680 6579
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Breathtaking night sky in Tekapo, a fascinating tour of the stars and planets, we saw the Milky Way, Jupiter, Saturn and were told Maori stories. Hot pools were out of this world, absolutely beautiful and serene. A very memorable night. Our tour guide Pete was...More

Thank OrlRosDav145
MelanieTSG, Administrator at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi OrlRosDav145, thank you for taking the time to leave a review! It's great to hear you had such a good time and that our tour was a memorable night for you on your travels. I will pass on your lovely comments to our star...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I feel so privileged to have witnessed such an extraordinary array of planets, galaxies and stellar constellations on a clear night in perfect conditions. The first part of this experience began with a fascinating and informative commentary from Matt followed by each person in turn,looking...More

Thank kallia63
MelanieTSG, Administrator at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi kallia63, wow thank you for the lovely review!! Some great advice here for travelers, and it's so wonderful to hear you enjoyed the cultural stories that we are privileged to be able to share with our guests :) Best wishes for the rest of...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had a great time at Tekapo Stargazing, I learnt a lot of things about the stars on a perfectly clear night. The content was perfectly balanced, delivered with enthusiasm and humour by the awesome starman Pete. We saw planets and some clusters through the...More

Thank tmross2301
MelanieTSG, Administrator at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi tmross2301, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. It's so great to hear that you mostly had a great time on our tour, and once again my apologies for the poor timing of our snowmaking - this was an...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

PLEASE DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH ON THE WEATHER CONDITIONS OF THE NIGHT BEFORE BOOKING! We were told that the clouds were going to clear and they did not, even despite the fact that we had told them that the forecast was cloudy and we would...More

1  Thank th3cookie M
MelanieTSG, Administrator at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi th3cookie M, thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Our terms and conditions regarding cancellation and refunds are made available to you prior to your booking (if booked online) or explained to you at the time of booking (if booked in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started off with astronomical guide presentation indoor with general knowledge and indepth information of stars, and planets etc for about half an hour while waiting for the clouds to clear off. After a gd 45min were outdoor with clear sky luckily and managed to see...More

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

Hi KathChong, thank you for the lovely review! It's great to hear the night decided to open up and let you see the stars on your tour. Safe travels! Kind regards, Melanie

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

HIGHLY NOT RECOMMENDED! It’s basically “cloud gazing” and some story telling where you can easily google all the information ! Paid $99 for peanuts ! However, the staffs was really friendly. In short, this is a rip-off !More

2  Thank Huiyi L
MelanieTSG, Administrator at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Huiyi L, thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. As we have told you in our correspondence, our Terms and Conditions regarding weather conditions as well as refunds and cancellations were made available to you both before your booking and sent...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great mix of information, storytelling, mythology and humor! The guide Matt is a great story teller that brought the evening alive with knowledge and fun, we starting looking through telescopes and then the second part we floated in the hot pool hammocks gazing into the...More

Thank Singkiwi
MelanieTSG, Administrator at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Singkiwi, thank you for the lovely review! Matt is a fantastic guide and supervisor, we're so glad you got to enjoy his enthusiastic storytelling and our beautiful night sky!! Kind regards, Melanie

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect and affordable way to kick back and enjoy an interesting yet light astronomy lesson while floating on inflatable hammocks on a perfectly temperatured pool! V relaxing ++ although slightly late in the evening- ours was the late session didn't start till 11pm so would...More

Thank RaMcNama
MelanieTSG, Administrator at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi RaMcNama, thank you for taking the time to leave a review!! Great advice for travelers too, there is no freedom camping allowed in Tekapo so make sure you have a comfy place to sleep after you've been soaked with the stars in your eyes...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time. The material was aimed just right - interesting and educational, not too dumbed down but accessible, and a nice blend of science, story-telling, and connecting with faraway space. Hot pools were just right, and the soy milk hot chocolate at...More

Thank SopharooSam
MelanieTSG, Administrator at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi SopharooSam, thank you so much for the lovely review! We aim to have our content informative and entertaining while appealing to a range of audiences, from your response I think we're doing a pretty good job! I have passed on your lovely comments to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed our tour with Tekapo Stargazing, a very clear night and lovely hot pools.The staff were welcoming and friendly. Lead star guide Pete was great, good knowledge & good humour. Highlight of our trip so far, would recommend.

Thank keithfrr2006
MelanieTSG, Administrator at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi keithfrr2006, wow our 100th Trip Advisor review! We're so happy to hear your feedback, and we have passed on your lovely comments to our stellar guide Pete :D Kind regards, Melanie

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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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