Trip Planner: South Pacific / New Zealand / South Island / Canterbury Region / Mackenzie District / Lake Tekapo / Tekapo Springs
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.
Tekapo Springs reviews
We were not informed when buying our tickets that the full experience was not available due to the lower pool being closed for maintenance - the one where you get the view from. In fact we got the... more »
The pools are OK, I guess - but the clear felling of the trees behind the pools is ugly, there's construction work going on at the moment, the harsh lighting prevents seeing the night sky, they were..... more »
Excellent day at the hot pools. Hardest thing is securing a booking at the day spa. Love the steam rooms and good friendly staff more »
A decent place but quite a disappointment this time. The water was hardly warm, people kept asking at the reception to crank up the temperature (even though it was mid-summer and still warm outside). The lifeguard did not let our 9 and 7 year old children to play in the kids area without one of the adults freezing nearby to watch them. Not to mention a crowd of Chinese tourists always getting in the way anywhere we went. But have to admit the views are outstanding nonetheless.
Wasn't what we were hoping for. The waters were warm but not hot, I think the hottest pool was 39°C. And I personally couldn't get very comfortable sitting or laying in the waters. We left after only 30 minutes. I wish they would add more comfortable laying\sitting possibilities in the water and have a pool 41°C+ and an ice plunge pool with -10°C water.
Arrived in Tekapo early afternoon and it was raining. Other attractions were a bit wet so decided on a relaxing afternoon at Tekapo springs with a sauna and the hot pools. Would of liked a massage in the spar but it was fully booked. There was a very slow moving queue to pay in reception, only one member of staff. Staff were pleasant and helpful. Good place to go on a rainy afternoon.
My friends and I each got a massage and then spent time in the "hot pool". It was not very hot. It's a nice facility and they have a wonderful star gazing event at night.
Did the stargazing/hot tub experience. We learned some cool star facts, saw interesting stars through the telescopes, and had a nice relaxing soak in the hot tub looking up at the stars! Very fun!!
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