NZ Lake Tekapo lupins
NZ Lake Tekapo nightsky
NZ Lake Tekapo autumn

A highland lake in the middle of New Zealand’s south island, Lake Tekapo is best known for its incredibly clear skies that are perfect for stargazing. However, visitors also come for hiking, boating, mountain biking and windsurfing on the water.

Overlapping with the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park is New Zealand’s only International Dark Sky Reserve and the largest such reserve in the world, the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. With almost no light pollution here whatsoever (settlements are few and far between), it’s a spectacular place to stargaze. Stargazing from open-air hot springs is also offered.

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South Island Circular Road Trip

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Lake Tekapo Tours

Amplified New Zealand

Total Kiwi experience

16 daysFrom NZ$2,849
Queenstown, Lake Tekapo, Rotorua, Coromandel Peninsula, Kaikoura, Wanaka, Auckland, Franz Josef Glacier, Lake Taupo, Christchurch, Wellington
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Active, Nature & Wildlife, Culture

Epic New Zealand

The full NZ experience

23 daysFrom NZ$4,227
Queenstown, Lake Tekapo, Rotorua, Coromandel Peninsula, Kaikoura, Wanaka, Auckland, Franz Josef Glacier, Lake Taupo, Christchurch, Wellington
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Active, Nature & Wildlife, Culture

New Zealand Uncovered

Explore everything New Zealand has to offer

20 daysFrom NZ$6,174
Queenstown, Lake Tekapo, Rotorua, Coromandel Peninsula, Kaikoura, Wanaka, Auckland, Franz Josef Glacier, Lake Taupo, Christchurch, Wellington
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Active, Nature & Wildlife, Culture

South Island Lick

Mountains, glaciers and the adventure capital of the world

7 daysFrom NZ$1,259
Queenstown, Lake Tekapo, Wanaka, Franz Josef Glacier, Christchurch
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Cities

Southern Pioneer

The best of New Zealand's south island

10 daysFrom NZ$3,324
Queenstown, Lake Tekapo, Wanaka, Franz Josef Glacier, Christchurch
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Cities

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