Site Tours

In the town square, there will be information about the Tekapo Power Scheme as well as free coffee, ice blocks, spot prizes and activities for kids.

The tours will be guided by members of our Genesis team and will stop at key features of the Tekapo Power Scheme, including tours inside Tekapo A and B power stations.

Site tours are approximately 3 hours. Buses will depart from, and return to Lake Tekapo’s Town Square.

There are three tour start times to choose from: 9:00am, 10:30am and 12:30pm. Places on the tour are limited so book your place now.

Please note that Genesis may use any photographic, video and/or audio records taken during the Tour for promotional purposes. If you would prefer not to provide us with this material, please notify us of this prior to commencement of the Tour.

Health & Safety

At Genesis we’re really passionate about keeping our sites, our people and our visitors safe.  

This tour is strictly suitable for families with children aged 8 years or older. Parents will need to directly supervise their children.  

We require that all attendees on the power station tour wear flat closed-toe shoes. We’ll supply any other necessary PPE.  

All visitors are required to:

  • Obey all reasonable health and safety signage and instructions given by the Genesis guide; 
  • Stay within all designated areas, fences and barriers;  
  • Report any hazards, concerns or injuries to a Genesis guide;  
  • Take reasonable care of your own safety and take care not to do anything that could harm another person.  

You'll Need To Bring

  • A water bottle;  
  • Lunch or snacks (light refreshments will be provided including free coffee, ice blocks and delicious salmon sliders from our friends at Mt Cook Alpine Salmon);
  • Flat, closed-toe shoes. 

Departure Location

Lake Tekapo Town Square, 10 Rapuwai Lane (where the Saturday markets are held).

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour start time or we reserve the right to fill your seat.

If you require any further information call 0800 846 8253 or email [email protected] .

Tekapo Power Scheme Tour Booking

Give us a few details to book a spot on the tour to visit our two hydro power stations and learn about where your electricity comes from.

All buses are now full, if you would like to join the tour waitlist please fill in your details below and select a preferred bus time.


By registering for the Tekapo Power Scheme Public Open Day Tour you confirm that you:

  • accept and will abide by all Genesis Health and Safety Guidelines for the Tour;
  • are happy for Genesis to use your image for any safety, business and promotional purposes (unless notified otherwise);
  • will abide by the directions of any Genesis guide at all times and avoid hazardous areas;
  • all attendees being registered are of the age of 8 years or older; and
  • have read and accept these Tour Terms.
Your registration information will be used to deliver the Tour services and will be subject to our Privacy Policy.