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Silver River Stargazing - Lake Tekapo

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


  • 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


  • Allow approximately 1.5 hours duration for the whole experience


  • 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.


  • 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 December 10 to December 16

Change Dates

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

Late tour Deal 1
Mon 10 Dec
Tue 11 Dec
Wed 12 Dec
Thu 13 Dec
Fri 14 Dec
Sat 15 Dec
Sun 16 Dec

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$68.00
  • Child$45.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$73.00
  • Child$45.00


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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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Fleur Van Hattem from Netherlands wrote on 13 November 2018

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Very nice tour, small group and two telescopes, lots of opportunities for questions, and as a gift they made a groupphoto as well as an individual one.

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Clayre from New Zealand wrote on 13 November 2018

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Great evening

Had a good evening here at Silver River, they are a new company. We were driven up onto the farm for a wonderful view of the stars. There was a little cloud, the guide was very very knowledgeable and friendly. Two telescopes to look through were very interesting. I would recommend. What an amazing price too!

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