Tekapo Springs, Lake Tekapo

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Kick back and relax in the steaming pools of Tekapo Springs, a series of landscaped bathing areas featuring sweeping mountain views. Don your suit and choose from one of three different heated pools, warmed by the region's natural hot springs to temperatures up to 40 C (104 F). You can enjoy the panorama of the nearby Two Thumb mountains, or have a rinse in one of the pool's fountains. Afterwards, consider heading to the spa facilities for a massage or time in the sauna. Be sure to check the website for information regarding special offers and booking. To visit Tekapo Springs on your holiday in Lake Tekapo, and find out what else Lake Tekapo has to offer, use our Lake Tekapo attractions planner.
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  • Tekapo springs are an amazing place to relax and unwind. Whilst they are basically large heated pools, the environment and scenery is breathtaking.  more »
  • Pools were nice, warm enough and clean. Steam room and sauna were disappointing: extremely small, no showers, no space to relax afterwards. Changing rooms need an upgrade. We've expected more for 31 N...  more »
  • The 3 Hot Pools are only warm not hot. The toilets in the Womens Changing Room were dirty with swimmers nappies and toilet paper across the floor. The showers in the men’s changing room were totally c...  more »
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  • Even though we went there during end of November, we really enjoyed it. There are three different pools with different water temperatures. There are pay as you go lockers available as well as limited number of pigeon holes near the pools for the towels. There is ample free parking. Price seemed reasonable. And there is a nice little cafe inside the premises as well. Lifeguards are on duty. Not that u would need any in the 3 or 4 feet pools. All in all a nice hot spring pool area with a nice view of Lake Tekapo.
  • Beautiful setting and good selection of pools. Teenagers loved the one they could jump into. Plastic balls provided to throw gave lots of entertainment
  • Hot pools have something for everyone except no slides. Ice skating has good hire service and free safety helmets. Tubes a lot of fun for the kids. Quite expensive and cafe needs better selectiin and redesign.
  • Very well run, It was my favourite hot poll I been to. I would definitely go again.
  • Great sauna and hot pools, nice to have a quiet adults only pool. Reception staff could have been friendlier. Awesome how you could go away and them return without paying extra!

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Where to stay in Lake Tekapo

Because of its humble size, the small town of Lake Tekapo has a limited amount of accommodations. That said, among the available lodgings you'll find a good variety of options, from scenic resorts and cottages to youth hostels and budget accommodations. Motels provide a good option along the side of the roads leading to and from the town.
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