Tekapo Stargazing Getaway

Deal Details

Travel Dates

25 Oct 2020 - 20 Dec 2020

Sale Ends

Sep 30, 2020

Priced From

$475
Lake Tekapo is about three hours drive south-west of Christchurch in the Mackenzie Basin. The township faces north across the remarkable turquoise coloured lake to the mountainous drama of the Southern Alps. Lake Tekapo gets its intense milky-turquoise colour from the fine rock-flour (ground by glaciers) which is suspended in the water.

Accommodation

Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo (4.5 stars)

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Peppers Bluewater Resort, Lake Tekapo, is the latest glimmering spectacle on New Zealand's South Island. - Surrounded by the spectacular landscapes of the Southern Alps, Lake Tekapo is the largest and highest glacial lake in New Zealand. Peppers Bluewater Resort is located on State Highway 8, a scenic two-and-a-half hour drive from both Christchurch and Queenstown. - The Mount Cook and Mackenzie District is a burgeoning tourist destination, and with its jewel, Lake Tekapo, at its heart, is the perfect base from which to explore the natural wonders of the Mackenzie Basin.

Rooms

Deluxe Hotel Room (3 nights)

25 Oct - 20 Dec 20
Stay price: $475.00
Extra night: $123.00

Extras

Stargazing Tekapo

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Tours will entail either an outdoor 40-minute guided tour with the use of our  Professional Celestron 9.25 Aperture and Sky Watcher Esprit 120 telescopes, OR an exciting indoor 40-minute guided tour utilizing our high definition projector screen with fantastic colour astro images and video. The indoor component will feature the same guided content as the outdoor tour. Night sky visibility will determine whether either the outdoor or indoor guided tour is utilized.                                     

Guides will point out the major night sky features and tell you about their significance for navigational and cultural purposes for European, Maori, Polynesian, Aboriginal and Greek cultures along with some entertaining stories. After this formal guided tour, star gazers will be invited to get changed and enter the hot pools which will be dimly lit until everyone is in the pools. Once star gazers are all settled in the hot pools, lights will turn out, and beautiful relaxing astro music will     play. Bathers will be offered buoyancy aqua chairs so they can comfortably lie back and relax. A Guide will be present while you are in the pools to answer any questions you may have.

Inclusion: Stargazing tour, Hot Pool entry, Shuttle pick up and drop off from Stargazing office in Tekapo Village

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