• 2 Hrs Duration
  • English
  • Free Cancellation 3 Days Before Use
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • No Transfer

Tekapo Stargazing and Hot Pools Experience

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Combine Tekapo's top two attractions with stargazing the amazing clear skies and relaxing in the hot pools of Tekapo Springs! 

Operating from the renowned facilities of Tekapo Springs, this is the only guided hot pools and stargazing experience in New Zealand. Your experience includes a shuttle transfer from Tekapo Stargazing office. The first half of this experience includes a guided tour of the southern night sky with a unique combination of astronomy and stories passed down from the ancestors of the first people of Aotearoa. Then it is time to head to the hot pools, and this is where the tour gets really gets magical! Let the real world melt away as you lie back on a floating hammock over a 37.5 degree hot pool. With soothing music playing, you'll feel like you are floating among the stars as you explore the night at your own pace. Your guides will be poolside during this relaxing experience, telling stories and answering questions about the universe.

If the weather isn't suitable for outdoor stargazing, an alternative indoor tour will be provided. This includes an introduction to the southern skies and the greater universe using multiple mediums including full colour astrophotography, video and virtual reality headsets. This is also followed by a relaxing soak in the hot pool.

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Assembling arrangement:
  • Meeting point: Tekapo Star Gazing Office, State Highway 8, Tekapo Village, Lake Tekapo.

  • Transfers are available from Tekapo Star Gazing Office to Taopo Spring.

  • Child ticket: Ages 6-15 years

  • Infants under 6 years cannot take part in this activity for safety reasons.

  • Family ticket includes 2 adults and 3 children.

  • Tour duration: 2 hours (including transfers)

  • Please note: Where you book the late tour (departing after midnight), although technically this tour departs on the following date, choose the date as if the tour departs prior to midnight. For example, a tour departing at 12:30 am may technically be on March 12, but your tour voucher will say March 11.
  • Please note that stargazing is subject to weather conditions and not all objects may not be visible. The supplier will endeavour to offer a great indoor guided astronomy / astrological / story telling tour using virtual reality technology and a high definition projector if cloud totally hides the night sky. Parts of the tour may be changed or omitted at the discretion of the supplier.

What to bring:

  • Warm clothes
  • Swimwear

  • Towel

The supplier provides swimwear and towels for rent if needed.

How to Use
Booking information:
  • Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.

  • Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the activity.

  • The supplier's contact details are included on the tour voucher.
Cancellation rules:
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellation or revision made at least 3 days before use.
  • No cancellation or revision within 2 days before use.
  • If you do not show up at the required time, you will be considered to have forfeited your booking and will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Q:Hi Kootrip, I''m an amateur star gazer. Can I bring my camera to shoot astrophotography? Can you teach me astrophotography? Jason
    A:Hi Jason, thank you for your question. Currently it may be able offer the opportunity to take astrophotography on the last tour of the evening for approximately 5-10 minutes in between the two parts of the tour. A tripod can be provided for you to use and the guides can help you adjust your camera's settings as needed. Please note that availability for astrophotography cannot be guaranteed as only some of the guides have experience in this, so this service may not be available on all tours. It will also be time-dependant, so if the tour you have booked for is fully booked there will not be time to allow for photography. If you have any other questions, please send us an email at service@kootrip.com. Kind regards, Jimmy.
  • Q:My daughter is almost 6 years old,can she join this tour with us?
    A:Hi there, thank you for your question. Unfortunately children under 6 years cannot take part in this activity for safety reasons. If you have any other questions, please send us an email at service@kootrip.com. Kind regards, June.

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