Imagine stepping into the realm of the cosmos, right here on Earth. Welcome to the Galaxy Boutique Hotel, a 5-star retreat in the charming village of Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. This South Island haven offers stunning scenery, contemporary interiors, and stargazing skylights.
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A Paradise for Adventure, Relaxation, and Starlit Exploration
Lake Tekapo is one of the most beautiful glacial lakes in New Zealand, with startling blue water. Surrounded by the rugged Southern Alps and with the little Church of the Good Shepherd on the lakefront, the view is sublime.
As night falls, the drama unfolds. Lake Tekapo, renowned globally for its crystal-clear night skies, offers you an awesome stargazing experience. It’s like having front-row seats to the grand cosmic theater, earning its fame as a Dark Sky Reserve.
This is the Ideal spot to view the Milky Way and learn about Western and Māori astronomy.
For local activities hike the Peninsula Walkway, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd, swim or dip your toes in the lake, and soothe your muscles at popular Lake Tekapo Hot Springs.
What Month is Best to Visit Lake Takapo?
- In November the Lupins are in full bloom around the lake.
- From December to February long summer days give you many hours for adventure, swimming in the lake, and clear skies for stargazing.
- May is a great month with fewer visitors and lower prices. Nice and cool for a hot soak at the springs
- The winter months June to August give you clear skies, skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, and fun at the Snow Tube Park. (if you’re driving you may need snow chains).
Best for: 5-Star Boutique Hotel, Skylights, Breakfast Included, Free Bikes
The Galaxy Boutique Hotel is a starry adventure with breathtaking views for stargazers and nature lovers. Think clear skies, serene nature, and luxury comfort. This is an adventure base camp!
The hotel offers views of Lake Tekapo and surrounding mountains from the modern and stylishly designed Deluxe Lake View Rooms located on the upper floor.
Each room has plush bedding with a super king bed or two long single beds (you can add an extra bed), and a luxurious marble bathroom with a bathtub for soothing soaks and a shower.
In the evening unwind in the contemporary shared lounge and bar after a day of adventure.
On a clear night, you can lie in bed and see the galaxy through the skylight. It gives you the sensation of sleeping under a blanket of stars!
In the morning wake up to the sight of the turquoise lake against the backdrop of the Southern Alps – it’s like a painting coming to life.
The hotel provides free breakfast, SkyTV, high-speed Wi-Fi, and Australia and New Zealand calls.
Things To Do Near the Hotel
The hotel is near many activities such as hiking in the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, skiing, and cycling.
It’s also only 500 meters from Tekapo Village Center and the shore of Lake Tekapo, one of the most beautiful glacial lakes in New Zealand.
Explore the village shops and restaurants, boat on the lake, or embark on scenic Mackenzie hikes, all within a short distance from the hotel.
The Peninsula Walkway is a 2.5-hour trek around the lake shore and the Mount John Summit Track (2-3.5 hours) takes you up to the information panels below the Observatory.
The view was spectacular.The room was really nice with a skylight to take advantage of the brilliant night sky. The staff were great . Very large comfortable bed.
Good to Know at the Galaxy Boutique Hotel Lake Tekapo
- Rooms include Toiletries, Bathrobe, Bed Linen and Towels
- Mini Bar, fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities
- Air-conditioning and Heating, TV with satellite channels
- Breakfast includes English, Irish, and Asian options
- Some rooms include a Kitchen with a dishwasher
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Alpine Beauty and Glacial Wonder
The Galaxy Boutique Hotel in Lake Tekapo offers an enriching experience with a combination of natural beauty, luxury, and hospitality. It’s a destination worth every moment.
Pics by Bernard Spragg, Edwin Lee at Flickr