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Tekapo Star Gazing

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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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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 3 days ago

This is the experience that I can cherish my whole life. Bill is a great storyteller and I wish I could hear more stories from him. His knowledge was impeccable. Once in a lifetime experience. The concept is really cool. I spent 45 min outdoor...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best combo of both learning and relaxing! Dan was our guide. He knows a lot about our immense universe and is a great, great story teller with lots of humor Be amazed and enjoy. I really loved it!

Thank 1MiekieS
MelanieTSG, Administrator at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi 1MiekieS, thank you for taking the time to leave a review! Dan is a great guide, I will pass on your lovely comments to him and the team :) Kind regards, Melanie

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great time to learn a bit more about the stars, NZ culture, and relax in a hot pool. I had a blast and definitely recommend it if you're in Tekapo! I expected to see more detail in the stars, but I don't...More

Thank kristhetravelor
MelanieTSG, Administrator at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi kristhetravelor, thank you for the review! It's great to hear you enjoyed your tour and would reccommend to others :) The stars can be washed out a bit when the moon is bright, but this is still one of the top places in the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing experience! We booked the 11:15 pm tour (2 hours total), after having climbed Mt John earlier in the day, and the hour long soak in the hot pool was much appreciated! Shuttle bus was convenient from the town centre, the guides were all incredibly...More

Thank Voyager822803
MelanieTSG, Administrator at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

HI Caitlin M, thank you for the review! The hot pools are wonderful after the Mt John Summit Walk, whether you join a star gazing tour or go during the daytime :) I will pass on your lovely comments to the team! Kind regards, Melanie

Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour itself was a nicely thought out activity, we were greated with hot chocolates and our tour guide Bill was so enthusiastic and knowledgable! We really appreciated the blankets as it was a cold night. Our tour was let down by the other group...More

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MelanieTSG, Administrator at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi AliceDavies, thank you for taking the time to leave a review! I'm sorry to hear that there was interruption on your tour from the other guests, we do ask that people are respectul of others on the tours however some people are more helpful...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hamish was an amazing guide, very knowledgeable and it was impressive that he spoke Mandarin. We were staying in Fairlie as all the accommodation for the Lake Tepako area was booked out. It was totally worth the drive. After meeting up at the office in...More

Thank Claire T
MelanieTSG, Administrator at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Claire T, thank you for the lovely review! Hamish is actually our manager on top of being a great guide and an impressively multilingual guy - he speaks French as well! Thank you for your feedback as well on improvements we could make to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was here last week. I contemplated cancelling as it was a bit cloudy and freezing cold, but so glad I didn’t. The tour started with hot chocolate and a very informative talk on the night sky. Dan was our guide and was awesome! We...More

Thank LeighK82
MelanieTSG, Administrator at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi LeighK82, Thank you so much for the lovely review! We've passed on your kind words to Dan, he's a stellar guide (pun completely intended)!! We definitely reccommend providing contact details that you will be able to check while travelling, as our tour is weather...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the stargazing tour by mistake on a Friday which was supposed to be for Saturday. Fortunately, thanks to Daniel, he was able to reschedule it on Saturday so our money didn't go to waste. Daniel was very warm and entertaining. Though we didn't...More

Thank Armi Shayne S
MelanieTSG, Administrator at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Armi Shayne S, thank you so much for the lovely review!! I have passed your comments on to Dan and he is delighted that you had such a great tour and that we could help you out with moving the date of the booking....More

Reviewed 7 September 2018

We loved the star gazing and the detail our guide provided showing us the various stars, planets etc. It was so clear and overwhelming how many stars there are. After the star gazing it was time to enjoy the hot pool and take in the...More

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MelanieTSG, Administrator at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Hi Keels_Sean, thank you for taking the time to review your experience! We're so glad that it was a clear night for your tour and you got to experience the beautiful open skies of the Aoraki-Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve! Regarding your poolside experience, I apologise...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We was taken to the hot pools area by a shuttle from town centre. Than we received treats and went out to look through the telescopes. There seem to had insufficiency of blankets to hand over so only handful of people received one. Girl explaining...More

1  Thank bukiclan
MelanieTSG, Administrator at Tekapo Star Gazing, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Hi bukiclan, thank you for taking the time to review your tour! We appreciate your feedback regarding the telescope targets, and I will check on how many blankets we currently have available and source more if needed :) It's great to hear you enjoyed the...More

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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
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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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