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  1. 5 Day Tekapo, Pukaki, Mt Cook, Heli flight, E bikes, Stars, Massages, Hot Pools

    5 Day Tekapo, Pukaki, Mt Cook, Heli flight, E bikes, Stars, Massages, Hot Pools

    Four nights' accommodation at Lakestone Lodge. 60-minute helicopter ride around Aoraki Mt Cook or half day Tasman Glacier heli-hike for two people. 60-minute relaxation massage each. Lakestone Night Sky Experience for two. Personal guided two-hour High Country Hydro Tour. Tekapo Springs hot pool entry. Two electric bikes and helmet hire for one day. Arrival welcome cocktails and homemade chocolates. A bottle of Quartz Reef bubbly and hand made chocolates. Chef prepared three-course dinner each night of your stay. Daily cooked and continental breakfast. Lunch provided every day as picnics, gourmet platters or hot lunch at the Lodge.
  2. Grand Traverse Scenic Flight from Lake Tekapo

    Grand Traverse Scenic Flight from Lake Tekapo

    Explore New Zealand's most spectacular alpine scenery, from snowy mountain ranges and turquoise lakes, to epic glaciers and amazing ice fields flowing through West Coast rainforests to the Tasman Sea! Why fly with us? The Grand Traverse is New Zealand’s premier scenic flight, so you can go further and see more – Mt Cook, Southern Alps mountain range, unique braided rivers, glaciers, Lake Tekapo and glacial lakes. Safe, modern aircraft with experienced local pilots. Every seat is a window seat for incredible views. Informative and entertaining commentary with multi-language brochure supplied. Flights from Lake Tekapo, Glentanner Park/Mt Cook or Franz Josef. Family-owned business with...
  3. Private Picnic in the Alps

    Private Picnic in the Alps

    Breath-taking from any angle, our private picnic spot sits high in the Southern Alps. Perfect for a proposal, a touch of romance or a special occasion, and certain to get the heart a-flutter. Leave the Mackenzie Helicopters base at Lake Tekapo to soar over a magnificent landscape of shimmering turquoise lakes, past majestic Aoraki/Mount Cook, the snowcapped peaks and longest glaciers of the Southern Alps. Touch down at a secluded picnic spot, feast your eyes on the panoramic views and raise a toast while your pilot lays out a delicious picnic spread. Your pilot will design your scenic flight to create the perfect experience to match your heart’s desire. A private picnic can be...
  4. Scenic Helicopter Flights from Lake Tekapo

    Scenic Helicopter Flights from Lake Tekapo

    Experience the thrill of a helicopter flight and see the very best of the Mackenzie with stunning views of Lake Tekapo, snowy mountain ranges, Aoraki Mt Cook, beautiful braided rivers, and turquoise glacial lakes. Why fly with us? Our helicopter flights will show you some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery. Snow or alpine landings with panoramic views, and the beautiful silence and tranquility of being high in the mountains. Safe, modern helicopters with experienced local pilots. Flights range from 15 to 60 minutes. Wedding and engagement packages available. Helicopter and fixed wing aircraft combo deal, including our renowned Grand Traverse flight. Family-owned business with...
  5. Tekapo Springs Day Spa

    Tekapo Springs Day Spa

    Revitalise your body and recharge your mind in the beautiful, calm space of our Glacial Day Spa. Our expert staff are skilled in a wide range of treatments designed to enhance your health and wellbeing. Try an indulgent facial to reveal glowing, healthy skin or experience the healing benefits of a massage. Manicures, pedicures, waxing & tinting are also available. We’re proud to stock the certified organic Moana Skincare range. These beautiful products are handmade in New Zealand with the very best native botanicals and are nourishing for all skin types.
  6. Tekapo Springs Hot Pools & Aqua Play

    Tekapo Springs Hot Pools & Aqua Play

    Experience the total relaxation of soaking in hot water in an alpine environment 720 metres above sea level. Our three hot pools are filled from an underground source near Tekapo; while the water is not geothermal it is exceptionally pure. Temperatures range from 36.5 to 38.5 degrees Celsius. Our pools are named and shaped in honour of the Mackenzie Region’s iconic lakes: Ohau, Pukaki and Tekapo. Each pool has benched seating, so you can sit back and relax in comfort. Ohau has water curtains for a light, soothing effect while Pukaki has massage jets to relieve those aches and pains. Our hottest pool, Tekapo, is a calming, adults-only space with inspiring views of Lake Tekapo and the Two...
  7. Tekapo Springs Ice Rink

    Tekapo Springs Ice Rink

    Ice Skating is great fun for everyone. Tekapo Springs has one of the most scenic ice rinks in New Zealand with lake, forest and mountain views. The rink also hosts exciting ice hockey games, figure skating, ice discos with awesome music and lights, and the traditional winter sport of curling. Get active and have fun then warm up in our onsite Altitude 720 Cafe & Bar.
  8. Tekapo Springs Snow Tube Park

    Tekapo Springs Snow Tube Park

    Looking for a rush? Tekapo Springs Snow Tube is an exciting activity for all. What is snow tubing? Simple, it involves you, a tube, and a 150 mtere downhill snow slope. Put these together and you get an adrenalin pumping ride. Great fun for all ages and a must do for any trip to Tekapo Springs. Our magic carpet will take you from the bottom of the park to the top in no time to do it all again. Have a thrilling time, enjoy the beautiful lake and mountain views and recharge in the onsite Altitude 720 Café & Bar afterwards.
  9. Tekapo Star Gazing

    Tekapo Star Gazing

    Tekapo Star Gazing combines the stunning Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve with the soul-warming hot pools of Tekapo Springs. A 2-hour tour, the first half begins with an introduction to the night sky with our star gazing guides, and is complemented by looking through high-powered telescopes pointed at interesting features of the night sky. During poor weather, the tour is inside, using "Oculus Go" virtual reality headsets to take you on a journey through the universe. Then let the real world melt away as you relax in the hot pools on a floating hammock to ensure easy sky viewing. You'll feel like you’re floating among the stars while your guide tells stories that combine...
  10. Tekapo to Aoraki Southern Alps Odyssey

    Tekapo to Aoraki Southern Alps Odyssey

    Your alpine odyssey lifts off from Lake Tekapo, rising above the turquoise waters and golden tussocks of the Mackenzie Basin, before heading towards the Southern Alps. As the rolling hills of the great high country farms give way to glacier-fed lakes and icy torrents, the flight travels over the deep glaciated valleys of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Known to Māori as Aoraki (the cloud piercer), New Zealand’s tallest mountain looms over a vast wilderness. Thrill to close-ups of the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand’s longest glacier - a dynamic, ancient river of blue ice, giant seracs, jagged crevasses, and the famed Hochstetter Icefall. Land in the mountains to admire the vistas, snap...
  11. Trans-Divide Excursions from Lake Tekapo to Franz Josef

    Trans-Divide Excursions from Lake Tekapo to Franz Josef

    The West Coast is a short flight away from Lake Tekapo and Air Safaris offers you the opportunity to fly over the main divide of the Southern Alps for a ½ day excursion. On the West Coast at Franz Josef you have a range of activities to choose from including nature tours, heli-hiking, four wheeler adventures, guided glacier walks, and a soak in the hot pools. We are happy to arrange activities for you. Experience a spectacular scenic flight that explores the Mount Cook and Westland National Parks flying over New Zealand’s highest mountains and largest glaciers. Our aircraft offer a window seat for all passengers and have wings-above for unobstructed viewing below. Your friendly pilot...
  12. Weddings & Engagements – Scenic Helicopter Flights from Lake Tekapo

    Weddings & Engagements – Scenic Helicopter Flights from Lake Tekapo

    Our exclusive helicopter wedding or engagement packages mean you’ll have the flight all to yourselves! Celebrate your special day with a scenic flight and 30-minute private alpine or snow landing – the perfect backdrop for spectacular photos. If you’re planning a proposal with a difference, we have an exclusive location overlooking Lake Tekapo so you can ask your beloved that special question. Our wedding options can include a photographer package for three people, on a private flight to capture those perfect photos of your magical day. Flights range from 45 to 60 minutes and all wedding and engagement packages can be individually tailored for you – just talk to our friendly team about...
  13. Chameleon Stargazing - Shared Tour at our Location

    Chameleon Stargazing - Shared Tour at our Location

    We will bring you to our stargazing location where you can see nearly zero light pollution. Your professional astronomy guide will take you into an astronomy journey, from ancient stories of constellations to science facts, from Greek mythology to Maori legends. You will also see a variety of deep sky objects by our powerful 9.25-inch computerised telescope. You will also be offered photography service, your guide will take individual photos for you with the stars. At the end of the tour, we will set tup a fire bowl, you can toast marshmallow on the fire while listening to some star stories.
  14. Lakeland Explorer

    Lakeland Explorer

    Choose a mini adventure with Lakeland Explorer. The way to explore Mackenzie when your time is precious. Cycle hire from twizel information centre & mackenzie country hotel. Cycle trips with transport, go further afield to the best local trails. Alps2ocean cycle trail half and full day supported cycling trips. Stargazing, travel into star country right here at Twizel, Mackenzie Basin's International Dark Sky Reserve. Wonder, share and learn. Tekapo, Mt Cook, Twizel - Customised group tours and transport. Twizel - heart of the Mackenzie High Country and gateway to Mt Cook National Park has lakes, mountains, canals, sunsets, so much to see and photograph. Tell us what you want and we...
  15. Silver River Astrophotography

    Silver River Astrophotography

    Get involved in a world-class astrophotography experience. Learn the fundamentals of taking photos of the night sky and deep sky objects using our telescopes and digital cameras. Bring your own DLSR camera or you can use ours. Tours will be customised depending on the weather and what you want to learn. To top it all off we will help you process the images post-capture. The location of our astrophotography site is truly stunning. Amazing 360° views over 25,000-acres nestled in the gold-rated Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. Our fully guided tour departs nightly with a maximum of 4 adults per tour. This tour is pure magic if you are wanting to learn or extend your...
  16. Silver River Stargazing

    Silver River Stargazing

    Tekapo’s ultimate stargazing tour, departing nightly. Silver River Stargazing is Tekapo’s finest, small group, 360° stargazing tour, giving you ‘bang for your buck’ and not compromising on quality. Discover the wonders of the night sky on our 1.5-hour experience, which includes 60 mins under the stars with a guide who knows the night sky intimately. We use powerful 14” telescopes and special astro-lasers for easy naked-eye viewing. Your guide will also take a group photo under the stars, which will be available for viewing and sharing online with friends and your's to keep free of charge.
  17. Tekapo Adventures

    Tekapo Adventures

    Travel with professional drivers in comfortable and authentic Land Rover Defenders offering access to remote and stunning scenery in The Mackenzie High Country.Connect with nature in a deeper way, by exploring the finest backcountry far away from the crowds and into the heart and soul of New Zealand's most unique and impressive natural landscapes. Experience some of New Zealand's most incredible and exclusively private scenery, with heaps of fresh mountainous space miles away from it all, with rich educational commentary. Our scenic 4wd tours depart Lake Tekapo daily, and range from 3HR - Private Charter, Birding/Black Stilt tours & unique Photography tours. Hiking Tours range from...
  18. Alpha CruX - Private Stargazing Tour, Lake Tekapo

    Alpha CruX - Private Stargazing Tour, Lake Tekapo

    Avoid the crowds and experience something truly special by booking an astronomy experience that comes to you. Gather your friends or family and enjoy your own private tour from your billion-star accommodation in Lake Tekapo, with the only fully mobile astronomy tour provider in the region. Wrap up warm and prepare to scope out the night sky with the use of a laser and a high-powered telescope. You'll take a close look and learn about some of the most fascinating stars, planets and deep sky objects in the southern night sky, without the hassle of having to leave your accommodation.
  19. Aotea Gifts - Tekapo

    Aotea Gifts - Tekapo

    At Aotea Gifts, you can find everything from fashion, skincare and health products, to gifts and trinkets. Our Tekapo store sells locally made crafts and gifts, and stocks a wonderful range of Merino wool clothing. We provide an extensive range of products because we want travellers to be able to collect and capture tangible memories from their New Zealand experience. Come and visit us today. We are multilingual, and will do our best to meet your shopping needs. We're also online so all products and brands are available to anyone in the world.
  20. BeSpoke Bike Tours, Lake Tekapo

    BeSpoke Bike Tours, Lake Tekapo

    Tekapo Trails offers a variety of rides for all ages and abilities, cycle trails taking in a spectacular landscape. The trails around Tekapo include trails suitable for family rides, E bike options, and full suspension rides. You’ll find plenty of flow and fun tracks in the Lake Tekapo Regional Park, as well as mountain bike trails on local working high country stations. BeSpoke Bikes can advise you on the trails suited to your needs, age, and ability.