Lake Tekapo village is a major tourist destination for the South Island of New Zealand, and unfortunately accommodation is often fully booked a year in advance. Therefore all intending participants are urged to book and pay for their accommodation as early as possible.
We are recommending three accommodation providers as the preferred options for conference participants. All are within easy walking distance of the venue (Tekapo Community Hall, 8 Aorangi Crescent, Lake Tekapo) and other venues such as the Godley Hotel (for the banquet) and the Earth & Sky Astronomy Centre (for the opening reception).
The three options below have accommodation available in or near Tekapo.
Room Rates per night for double or single occupancy
$110 Standard rooms
$120 Standard rooms with Lake View
$150 Superior rooms
2 Lakeside Drive
Tel: 0800 853853 (free in NZ) or 03 6806825
They have available
- studio cabins, at $170 for two people
- motel units, at $185 for two people
- single bedroom Kiwi bach at $170 for two people
- two-bedroom Kiwi bach at $170 for two people
- cabins without private bathroom at $110 for two people
Most of these units take up to four people with bunks for younger family members. There are extra costs for additional people beyond two. See the website for details of each unit or cabin.
Backpacker option: The Lake Tekapo Holiday Park also has backpacker lodge at $37 per person per night in a shared 4- or 6-bed dormitory. Reservations at the above website.