Lake Tekapo Small Group Stargazing Tour - 1 Hour

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Highlights & inclusions

Guided stargazing tour in Lake Tekapo
Small groups (maximum of 10 people)
360 degree views of Tekapo's night sky
Expert guides and 14” modern telescopes
Stay toasty with warm down jackets provided
Family friendly activity

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Sat, Jun 22, 2024

What you can expect

Experience the wonders of the night sky with Silver River Stargazing Tours in Lake Tekapo. This family friendly one-hour Tekapo stargazing tour includes the use of 14 inch telescopes and commentary from expert guides. Enjoy a low guest to guide ratio, with a maximum of 10 people per group.

Nestled in the heart of New Zealand's South Island, Lake Tekapo is part of the largest dark sky reserve in the world - the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. The farmland on which this tour takes place has minimal light pollution, providing optimal 360 degree conditions for stargazing!

Embark on an unforgettable journey with Silver River Stargazing Tours as expert guides take you on a mesmerising adventure through the wonders of Tekapo's stars. With state-of-the-art telescopes and high powered laser points, you will have the opportunity to witness the magnitude of the night sky like never before.

As you gaze up at the night sky, you will be captivated by twinkling constellations and the Milky Way, viewed both by the naked eye and through the 14 inch Meade telescope. Your knowledgeable Tekapo stargazing tour guide will share fascinating insights into the stars, planets and galaxies, unraveling the mysteries of the universe. As part of a small group, you will have plenty of time to ask questions throughout this intimate and personalised experience.

Whether you're a seasoned astronomer or a curious beginner, Silver River Stargazing cater to all levels of interest and knowledge. Best of all, this Tekapo stargazing tour includes a photograph of yourself, your family or group with the stars as a backdrop! The perfect memento of your Lake Tekapo experience.


What you need to know

  • Complimentary transport to / from the Silver River Stargazing office in Tekapo to the stargazing site located just minutes away from Lake Tekapo Township
  • Toasty warm down jackets
  • A guided tour of the night sky with 14” modern telescopes
  • Family friendly stargazing tour in Tekapo
  • Use of 14” modern telescopes
  • Small group tours with maximum of 10 guests
  • Little to no light pollution
  • Use of toasty warm down jackets
  • Departures times vary throughout the year due to changing sunset times
  • In most times of the year tours may start anytime between 6:30pm and midnight
  • In summer months tours usually start anytime from 10pm and midnight, finishing as late as 2am
  • Please allow approximately 1.5 hours for the whole experience
Departure Location
  • Tours depart from 48a D’Archiac Drive (Next to Balmoral Farmyard & Shop), Lake Tekapo, New Zealand 7945
Terms And Conditions
  • Please note stargazing tours can run into the next morning (i.e. after 12am / midnight)
  • Tour photos are weather dependent and will be provided via a digital link after the tour
  • Maximum of 10 people per tour 
  • Please wear sturdy footwear & warm clothes (temperatures can get low at night, even in the summer)
  • Stargazing is subject to weather conditions
  • Please Note: Some Stargazing Tours Depart After Midnight, make sure that you are selecting the correct date for your booking. For example: 01.15am on the 4th December will depart in the morning on the 4th December. It is NOT for the evening of the 4th December
Cancellation Policy
  • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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  • We have an approved Science Based Target
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