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Discover the southern night sky on our amazing 1.5-hour stargazing experience, with brilliant guides and modern computerised telescopes...

Highlights

  • Amazing 360° degree views of the night sky
  • Learn to navigate the night sky using our iconic Southern Cross
  • Look at stars, nebula, star clusters and many other celestial objects up close using the telescope
  • Explore the Milky Way and spot satellites and amazing shooting stars!
  • Small tour groups ensure a personalised experience

Get ready to discover the wonders and mysteries of the southern night sky on our amazing 1.5-hour stargazing experience.

We’ll transport you to and from our exclusive site just outside of Tekapo township, on a private farm offering 25,000 acres of pure darkness over the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve.

Enjoy a spectacular view of the stars with our modern digital telescopes, fancy astro-lasers, and our dedicated guides dazzling you with their knowledge.

We offer small group tours ensuring you have a fully personalised experience with our brilliant guides and even brighter stars.

Departing nightly, we’re dedicated to bringing you a stellar adventure you won’t forget - without the huge price tag!

Adult $85.00
Child $45.00 (5 and above only)

What's included

  • Transport to / from the Silver River™ Stargazing locations (this does not include transport from your accommodation)
  • A 60 minute fully guided tour of the night sky
  • Warm down jackets are available for use
  • Experienced star guide
  • Group photo taken under the stars

Duration

  • Allow approximately 1.5 hours duration for the whole experience

Restrictions

  • If your child requires a car seat, please ensure you bring this with you for their safety.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Sometimes Tekapo can have really adverse weather. When we cancel the tours, you will be able to obtain a full refund. If tours are cancelled we will advise you on your contact details provided.
  • Please call or email us to confirm your reservation 24 hours prior to tour departure.

Available Bookings from February 16 to February 22

Change Dates

All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)

Late Tour
Sat 16 Feb
Sun 17 Feb
Mon 18 Feb
Tue 19 Feb
Wed 20 Feb
Thu 21 Feb
Fri 22 Feb

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$63.50
  • Child$45.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$70.00
  • Child$45.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$45.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$45.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$85.00
  • Child$45.00

4.6

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Thijs van Druenen from Netherlands wrote on 06 November 2018

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Southern Light!

Was a very good tour. The guide showed good knowledge of the stars and explained the different constellations. The best thing however was that we were lucky to experience the southern light! It looked supergreat on the free pictures that were made!

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From Silver River Stargazing - Lake Tekapo

Hi Thijs, thank you for taking the time to give Silver River Stargazing a review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your tour & that you were lucky enough to experience the Southern lights! We hope to see you again in the future! Kind Regards Lake Tekapo Farm Tours

Amanda from Australia wrote on 14 February 2019

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Silver River Stargazing are the best!

If you are after the best star gazing adventure, that won’t cost a bomb, pick these guys. Steve & his crew are so friendly and welcoming. We were able to take the kids (9 & 6) and they absolutely LOVED it. I would highly recommend Silver River Stargazing. We will definitely be back again one day.

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Kate Lelievre from United Kingdom wrote on 13 February 2019

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Fantastic customer service

I have recently hurt my knee and was concerned I would have to cancel the tour. I called during the day and a lady picked me up and showed me exactly where I had to walk to during the night. They arranged a chair for me to sit on during the time in the farm and I was taken home. This is far and beyond what I would've expected. The guide did sometimes admit he'd forgotten something and that he was still learning however all in all the information we were told was fascinating. Looking through the telescope was something else. To get a picture too was an added bonus! Really fantastic new company that I would definitely recommend.

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Luisa Marwinsky from Germany wrote on 09 January 2019

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Nice

It was a nice experience and we were lucky to see some stars and the Venus even it was a bit cloudy. The team was friendly we were separated in two groups to look through the telescope. They tried their best to show us everything and explained a bit.

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From Silver River Stargazing - Lake Tekapo

Hi Luisa, thank you for taking the time to give Silver River Stargazing a review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your tour & we hope to see you again in the future! Kind Regards Lake Tekapo Farm Tours

Christian Walker from Australia wrote on 11 February 2019

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Great experience

Thanks for the great experience me and my wife had last night. The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. We both had a great time and would do it again.

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From Silver River Stargazing - Lake Tekapo

Hi Christian, thank you for taking the time to give Silver River Stargazing a review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your tour & we hope to see you again in the future! Kind Regards Team at Silver River Stargazing

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