Tekapo Stargazing

A stargazing tour that includes observing from a hot pool. All tours are in English; Mandarin tours available on request. Operates within the Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve.

Contact details

300 Lakeside Drive
Lake Tekapo

(Turn off State Highway 8 onto Lakeside Drive and continue to the end of the road. Park at ‘Tekapo Springs’.)


+64 3 680 6550

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Opening hours

10 p.m.- all weather.

What's on offer

Guides will introduce you to the night sky with a mix of telescope viewing and storytelling.

Telescopes - 2 x Celestron 230mm, SkyWatcher 120mm.

This tour operates in all weather.  If the sky is obscured by cloud, then an indoor presentation using a Virtual Reality enables guests to see stunning images and video.

The second half of the tour takes place in a hot pool while your guide continues his/her interpretation of the night sky.

Limited astrophotography opportunities available - check when booking.

NOTE - these tours are offered in English; Mandarin available on request.

Adult       from $119

Child       from $79

Family (2A + 2C) from $345

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