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WIN: Choose Your Tekapo Adventure!

We love Lake Tekapo and all it has to offer from adrenaline inducing rides to it's beautiful scenic views. We're giving away two massive PRIZE PACKS both worth over $1700 each!

We have two prize packs up for grabs as part of the 'Choose Your Tekapo Adventure' competition: the Explore package and the Experience package.

The 'Explore' Prize Package

One lucky winner will receive this prize package including three different Lake Tekapo experiences, plus dining at Our Dog Friday, gear vouchers from Kathmandu, and accommodation at YHA Lake Tekapo.

Tekapo Springs Star Gazing Tour

For two people

  • A fully guided star tour and dark sky hot pool experience.

  • Complimentary hot drink.

  • Transport to and from your YHA Lake Tekapo accommodation.


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Tekapo Jet Experience

For two people

  • Jet boat ride across the stunning Lake Tekapo.

  • Informative commentary about the landscape.

  • Transport to and from your YHA Lake Tekapo accommodation.

  • Life jackets, sunscreen and spray cloaks provided.


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Tekapo Adventures Scenic 4WD Tour

For two people

  • 3 hour 4WD Braemar Station Backcountry Tour.

  • Remarkable views of Aoraki Mt Cook, Mt Tasman and Lake Pukaki.

  • Educational information about the area.

  • Light refreshments and homemade snacks.

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The 'Experience' Prize Package

One lucky winner will receive this prize package including three different Lake Tekapo experiences, plus dining at Our Dog Friday, gear vouchers from Kathmandu, and accommodation at YHA Lake Tekapo.

Air Safari's Grand Traverse Flight

For one person

  • A scenic flight above Mount Cook and Westland National Parks.

  • Window view seat with many photo opportunities.

  • Duration of approximately 50 minutes.

  • Departs Lake Tekapo Airport.

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Dark Sky Project

For two people

  • Dark Sky Experience at Rehua, Dark Sky Project Base.

  • A combination of science, Maori heritage and multimedia.

  • Tours available in English, Mandarin and Japanese.

  • Held in the brand new lake front facility.


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Tekapo Springs Day Spa & Super Combo Pass

For two people

  • 60 minute therapeutic massage at the Glacial Day Spa.

  • A super combo pass including brand new summer activity!

  • Access to cooler pools, waterslides and the adventure park.

  • Additional hot pools entry with complimentary towel hire.


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Both Prize Packages also include:

  • A $500 voucher for Kathmandu to make sure you're kitted out for your Tekapo adventure.
YHA Lake Tekapo
  • Stay two nights in a private room with queen bed at YHA's newest hostel right on Tekapo's lake front.
Our Dog Friday Gourmet Burger Bar
  • An $80 menu voucher to ensure you're fueled up for your adventure with ODF's delicious new summer menu, right next door to your accommodation.
YHA ‘Choose Your Tekapo Adventure’ Competition Terms and Conditions


  1. The ‘Choose Your Tekapo Adventure’ Competition is run by YHA New Zealand ("the Promoter"), whose registered office is at Level 1,166 Moorhouse Ave, Sydenham, Christchurch, 8011.

  2. You can submit your YHA: Choose your Adventure entry any time between 10:00am 1st October 2019 and 4:00pm 7th October 2019 by commenting on the relevant Facebook post. [].

  3. The competition is open to residents of New Zealand aged 18 years or over except employees of YHA New Zealand, associate hostels, and participating tourism operators, this includes anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.

  4. This competition is not affiliated with Facebook or Instagram.

  5. Information on how to enter the competition forms part of the entry. Entry into the competition is deemed as acceptance of its terms and conditions.

  6. An entry must state which of the two ‘adventures’ you prefer and the name of the person you would like to win with. YHA New Zealand has the sole discretion to determine whether or not an entry meets the requirements. Entry is automatic upon submitting a comment that meets these requirements.

  7. No purchase, entry fee or payment is necessary to enter this competition.

  8. An entrant may enter as many times as they like with varied entries but a winner may only win one single prize pack.

  9. The promoter reserves the right to deny entry or remove entry from the competition for any reason.

  10. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for any reason.

  11. Winners will be chosen from all eligible entries during the competition period by YHA New Zealand. If the winners cannot be contacted within 5 working days of the competition closing via Facebook Messenger a new winner will be selected. All decision made by YHA New Zealand are final.

  12. The Prizes are not refundable, exchangeable or redeemable for cash or foreign exchange.

  13. Any attempt to resell or auction all or any part of the Prize will result in an immediate cancellation of the Prize.

  14. This competition has two prize pack options meaning one single winner will be rewarded with one single prize pack as stated by the competition outline. YHA New Zealand reserves the right to determine what each prize pack consists of even after the competition has ended.

  15. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition, prizes and these terms and conditions without notice. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.

  16. By commenting for entry, the entrant hereby agrees to participate in any publicity related to the competition. Winners in the competition agree their identity may be disclosed in winner announcements and promotional material.

  17. Any information provided by you in connection with a ‘Choose Your Tekapo Adventure’ entry will be dealt with in accordance with these terms and conditions, and the YHA website terms and conditions.

  18. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.

  19. Winners will be chosen within a week of the competition closing.

  20. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected / is delivered.

  21. The Promoter assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion. Defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to or alteration of entries. The Promoter assumes no responsibility for any injury or damage to participants or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in downloading any materials in this competition.

  22. Neither the Promoter nor any other person or party associated with this competition shall be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with either participation in this competition or with any prizes offered.

  23. If prizes are not redeemed during individual redemption periods, they will be forfeited. 

  24. These terms and conditions do not replace YHA New Zealand operating Terms and Conditions. All prize terms and conditions still apply.

  25. This competition is subject to the laws of New Zealand. Both the Promoter and you, and any party which uses or takes the benefit of any prize awarded accept the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand.


SECTION B: Redemption of Prizes

  1. As the prize includes accommodation, the winner must provide a minimum of two weeks’ notice of holiday dates and it is recommended to provide more lead time to secure room availability. YHA New Zealand Customer Services team will organise and secure the bookings in consultation with the winner. Normal booking terms and conditions apply. Accommodation cannot be redeemed on New Zealand public holidays.

  2. Tekapo Springs vouchers valid for 12 months until 7th October 2020. Day Spa package, and Stargazing package must be booked in advance and are subject to availability. Vouchers cannot be redeemed for cash.

  3. Air Safari Grand Traverse scenic flight voucher is for one single passenger, valid for 6 months until 7th April 2020. Flight must be booked in advance and is subject to availability on a standby basis for a pre scheduled flight.

  4. Tekapo Adventures Scenic 3 hour Backcountry 4WD Tour voucher is not valid between the dates of 22nd - 27th December 2019, 31st January - 4th February 2020 and 1st June - 1st October 2020. The trip must be booked in advance and is subject to availability.

  5. Tekapo Jet voucher is valid for two passengers, for 6 months until 15th April 2020 and cannot be used on 25th December. Ride must be booked in advance and is subject to minimum numbers and availability.
  6. Booking with YHA Lake Tekapo is subject to availability and excluding statutory holiday weekends and 23 December – 2 January. Valid for 6 months, until the 30th April 2020.