Silver River Stargazing Tour - English

From NZD $99.00
  • Duration: 75 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie District
  • Product code: $99/$299

***** 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. *****


Silver River™ Stargazing is Lake Tekapo’s leading small group stargazing tour.

Are you ready to have your mind blown? Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Come and discover the wonders of the night sky on our 75 minute experience; including at least 60 mins under the stars with one of our epic guides. We use powerful 14” telescopes for awesome views of various deep space objects and special astro-lasers for easy naked-eye viewing of important stars and constellations. At the end of your journey through our night sky, your guide will take a photo of your individual groups under the stars (Weather Dependent), capturing that picture-perfect moment. And our gift to you!  Within 48 hours we will upload your photo onto our public Flickr website and then email you a link to download your digital copy of your photo so you can share with your family and friends, and of course on social media.

But wait, we’re not done. The perks of our tours keep on coming! We cap our tours at 10 people so our ratio of telescopes to guests is tiny; one of the lowest in the Tekapo region. Meaning, everyone will have plenty of time on the telescopes and plenty of opportunities to ask our guide questions. Have kids? AWESOME. We are super passionate about sharing the night sky with the kiddos, any age can join our tours including infants. We have a limit of 1 infant per tour and they must be booked onto our earliest departure of the night, please contact us directly to make a booking that includes an infant.

Our stargazing locations are super dark, with some of the lowest light pollution in Tekapo. We’re pretty pumped to run our tours from within the gold rated Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, some of the darkest skies on the entire planet.

Please note: Your credit card will be charged in NZD.

For our cancellation policy please read our Terms & Conditions.

Our Stargazing Tour Includes:

  • Complimentary transport to / from the Silver River Stargazing office in Tekapo to the stargazing site located just minutes away from Lake Tekapo Township
  • Use of our toasty warm down jackets
  • A guided tour of the night sky
  • Use of our 14” modern telescopes
  • Small group tours
  • Little to no light pollution
  • Vast 360° views of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve
  • A photo taken under the stars for you to share with a digital link made available.