Silver River Stargazing Tours

We offer epic, small group stargazing tours in Lake Tekapo that don’t cost the Earth.

Experience 100% Pure Darkness.

Our stargazing tours take place on 50,000 acres of farmland, All of which fall within the boundaries of the gold rated Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, the home of Lake Tekapo, and 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.

Ultimate Stargazing Experience

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$199 | 120 Minutes

Tekapo's Ultimate Stargazing Experience Includes:

Alpine Stargazing Experience

English & Chinese

$99 | 75 mins

Our 75 Minute Alpine Stargazing Experience Includes:

Milky Way Magic

English

$59 | 60 Minutes

Our Fully Guided Stargazing Tour Includes:

Astrophoto of the horsehead constellation in the milky way galaxy

Astrophotography Tours

English

$299 | 180 mins

Our Three Hour Astrophotography Tour Includes:

Share your stargazing experience with us @silverrivernz | #silverrivernz
Tik Lau
Tik Lau
2024-05-24
In Lake Tekapo, anywhere with darkness is a good spot to starglazing. But It is much better to enjoy a sky full of stars with the guides from the experts. They will teach you how to recognize the constellation, identify some bright star and they will help you take a good picture with the stars. They provided thick jacket for starglazing during New Zealand winter, which is the best season to see the Milky Way and it will be freezing wjen you sit at outdoor for an hour, just wear it and go starglazing. All you need is a warm gloves and hat and put away your phone and let your eyes adapt the dark environment. They have a nice big telescope for you to see the deep sky. But it really depends on what in the night sky.
georgiarose wells
georgiarose wells
2024-05-11
This is an amazing experience and I could not recommend it highly enough. We were lucky enough to have the wonderful Tu as our guide. He was so knowledgeable, personable and wonderful at answering all of our questions. The photos will be something we treasure.
Hiske Hartmans
Hiske Hartmans
2024-05-09
Just a 5 minute drive to the stargaze spot. Before we left we all got a extra warm jacket, that was nice en necessary. Beautiful clear night, lot’s of information by Megan. Explained things you can see by naked eye. Then we took a look at stars with the telescope. Very beautiful experience. I had never seen a milky way by naked eye.
Ryan van Rossum
Ryan van Rossum
2024-05-09
Highly recommend this tour! Our guide Cody was amazing, very knowledgeable and humourus. Must do when in NZ!
Christina Wilke
Christina Wilke
2024-05-05
Stargazing-Tour was amazing. We liked it very much. Thank you, Meghan.
ooi huisheng
ooi huisheng
2024-05-04
impressive experience, very detail guided and explain of constellation, and amazing photo as a gift. everything worthwhile.
Vikram Jeet Singh Sidhu
Vikram Jeet Singh Sidhu
2024-05-04
Great first time star gazing experience specifically with instructor TU. He was friendly and had vast and ample knowledge about Stars. Which really made our night memorable. Winterdown jackets provided by tour company which were really needed as the night got colder with time. Thanks silver river stargazing for amazing tour of the stars.
Jennifer Thompson
Jennifer Thompson
2024-05-02
It was an amazing experience seeing the stars!!!

Contact Us

Check-in & Ticket Office: 48a D’Archiac Drive, Lake Tekapo, 7945

Phone or Whatsapp: +64 27 900 0335

Email: hello@silverriverstargazing.com

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