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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  • October 11, 2017
    We did the hot springs and the snow tube and enjoyed them both, even though there was hardly any snow left on the slope. The hot springs really did ease my aching feet and back and it was nice and qui...  more »
  • October 10, 2017
    a great spot to relax with return entry allowed on the same day, we also did the snow tubing (like tobogganing but way better) which was one of the best parts of our trip  more »
  • October 7, 2017
    Visited with my young children (5,3,18 months). The tubing was great for the 5 & 3 year old (18mth old too small to participate), and fun for me with them. But a pretty basic track so might not be as ...  more »
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  • June 11, 2017
    Not just any hot springs, but perhaps one of the best you'll ever visit! Featuring a few pools of different temperatures and formations to suit most peoples needs - even for the kids. The family friendly clean facilities along with nice staff compliment the terrific experience you'll surely have here. Affordable and good value for money along with a gorgeous unforgettable backdrop that will leave you in awe.
  • September 6, 2017
    Only came here to do ice skating. Staff are friendly and there is food and drink service if you need to have a rest. The rink is used by the locals for practice, so be aware that the rink may close for a few hours in peak training season
  • August 16, 2017
    Good hot pool, sauna and spa. The complimentary shuttle bus to the city is available. You can bring what you need such as a water bottle, smart phone, books, camera etc in the hot pool. Foof are also nice.
  • June 25, 2017
    The hot pools were amazing. The atmosphere and ambience in and around the pools was lovely. The service at the cafe was a little slow. Took them 30 mins to make a bowl of potato wedges at lunch time on a Sunday. However, once the food was ready, the quality was just fine. I'd definitely come back.
  • September 8, 2017
    Lovely hidden gem! Over looking tekapo and the mountains, awesome at night star gazing

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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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