English Star Gazing Tour

From NZD $89.00
  • Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Lake Tekapo, South Canterbury
  • Product code: TSGT2E

Please remember to bring your swimwear and a towel.


This
Tekapo Star Gazing tour is conducted in both English and Mandarin
simultaneously using a state-of-the-art live translation system (other
languages may also be available, please enquire by email to
bookings@tekapostargazing.co.nz) and includes a 45 minute of guided
astronomy and story telling about the main features of the southern
night sky. We will enlighten, inspire and fascinate you with what the
night sky means for European, Maori and other cultures from a
mythological and navigational perspective. This tour will either operate
outdoors utilizing three large telescopes to get you up close and
personal with the planets, galaxies and stars that are most prominent at
the particular time of the year you are doing the tour, OR,
we will give an exciting indoor guided tour utilizing our large high
definition projector screen with amazing colour astrophotography and
video. The same tour content will be delivered whether the tour is
outdoors or indoors.


Night sky visibility will
determine whether the guided portion of the tour is conducted outside or
inside. Tours will operate outside with a partially cloudy sky if we
can still see some stars. If the sky is completely covered with cloud,
we will move to the indoor guided tour.


Once the
formal 45 minute guided story telling part of the tour is done, we then
invite you into the hot pools for 45 minutes where the lighting will be
turned down, beautiful relaxing music will be played, and you can lie
back on our floating hammocks and relax. Guides will also be present
around the pools to answer any questions. 

 

The tour
will end after an approx 45 minute soak in the pools. Tour times allow
for a quick 10 minute change of clothing to get your swimwear on before
the pools and after your hot pool
experience. Customers will be
notified that tour is finishing and be asked to vacate the hot pools and
get changed. Courtesy vans will depart immediately after the tour has
finished.