same stars.Less cost.

We offer epic stargazing tours in Lake Tekapo that won't cost the earth.

experience 100% pure darkness.

Our experiences are located on 50,000 acres of farmland, all of which fall within the boundaries of the gold rated Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, some of the darkest night skies in the world. We have little to no light pollution and are committed to leaving the lightest footprint on our land and night sky.



Stargazing Tours
$99 | 75 mins

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Astrophotography Tours
$299 | 180 mins

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our story

Established in 2018, Silver River™ Stargazing is an affordable, community-minded business that offers authentic Kiwi experiences in our own backyard. Our tours were developed to ensure that our adventures are comfortable, exciting and affordable for all regardless of their budget. We’re on a mission to bring the very best experiences to anyone who visits or lives in the Mackenzie.

Contact Us

Check-in & Ticket Office: 48a D’Archiac Drive

(State Highway 8 next to Balmoral Farmyard)

Lake Tekapo, New Zealand 7945

Phone: 0800 STARGAZE (782 742)
027 900 0335