Wonder at the dazzling beauty of millions of stars in some of the clearest, darkest night skies in the world! The Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve is one of eleven worldwide and the largest one in the Southern Hemisphere. Let us take you on a journey of exploration to discover the unique features of the southern skies!
The ultimate in stellar relaxation, Tekapo Star Gazing is the only guided hot pools and star gazing experience in New Zealand. The tour operates from the renowned facilities of Tekapo Springs, combining the stunning Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve with our soul-warming hot pools.
A 2.5 hour experience, the first half of this guided tour introduces you to Tekapo’s amazing night skies with a unique combination of astronomy and storytelling. The second half of the tour takes place in a 37.5-degree hot pool; relax on a floating hammock and feel like you’re soaking in the stars as you explore the wonder of night skies.
If the weather isn’t suitable for outdoor stargazing, an alternative indoor tour will be provided. The indoor experience uses state-of-the-art virtual reality as well as a high-definition projector to feature full-colour satellite images of deep space and features similar fascinating and informative content as the outdoor tour. The hot pools part of the tour operates regardless of weather.