Soak under the stars

There are a few experience boxes that simply must be ticked when one is visiting Tekapo, and enjoying a soak in the famous hot spring spas is no exception. And for good reason! With three separate pools on offer, each a different temperature, there is something to suit everyone – from families and couples to the solo traveler.

With priceless views, the pools are a popular attraction amongst visitors’ year round. However, it must be said that a soak under the stars on a clear winters night is the ultimate experience. If you are really lucky you might even get a few flakes.

As you lie back amidst the steam and gaze up at the dome of stars, let the warmth of the water soak away your aches and pains. When it comes to relaxation, this really is an experience like no other. Whether you have come straight from the slopes, or simply from a long bus journey, your limbs and joints will thank you.

For those traveling on a little more of a generous budget, several accommodation options in Tekapo will offer a private hot tub. However, for the vast bulk of us traveling on more of a shoestring, the short distance to the Tekapo Hotsprings from the backpackers means that nobody has to miss out!

The night sky can be enjoyed year round and is one of Tekapo’s greatest attractions. In fact, the Mackenzie Region is recognized as one of the International Dark Sky Reserves unaffected by light pollution. So get out there and enjoy one of the greatest combos Tekapo has to offer – soak + stars!

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