Astrophotography tours

Astrophotography Tours from $199 | 3.5 hours

Are you looking for Tekapo’s ultimate astrophotography experience? Awesome, you’re in the right spot.

Get involved in a world class astrophotography experience!  Developed by the legend himself, astrophotographer Fraser Gunn has put together a tour that is out of this world. Pun intended!

The location of our astrophotography tour is truly stunning. Get ready for pure darkness and incredible 360° views over 25,000-acres of farmland nestled in the gold-rated Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. This tour is pure magic if you are wanting to learn or extend your astrophotography skills.

Learn how to take jaw dropping pictures using our telescopes and digital cameras or even better bring along your own camera and if we can use it we will.  Tours will be customised depending on the weather and what you want to learn. This could include wide-angle imagery of the night sky, imagery of the Milky Way or constellations, capturing star trails or night-time lapse animations and to top it all off we will also help you process the images post-capture!

Our fully guided 3.5-hour experience departs nightly with a maximum of 4 adults. This tour is downright essential if you want to sharpen your astrophotography skills and is suitable for beginners through to advanced.

Please note: Your credit card will be charged in NZD.  Astrophotography tours are limited to adults (16+) only. If using your own camera then you will already have any image/s you take however if using our camera we will provide you with an SD card with your post capture image/s on it. We will occasionally use these photos on our social media platforms and website to showcase the tour experience. Participation in tour photos is voluntary. 

 The Astrophotography Tour Includes:

  • Transport to / from the Silver River office in Tekapo to the astrophotography site 15 minutes away
  • Fully guided tour with one of our experienced guides
  • Use of our toasty warm down jackets
  • Use of our telescopes, camera and equipment
  • Tours capped at 4 adults
  • Little to no light pollution
  • Vast 360°views over the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve
  • If using our camera you will receive an SD card with your post capture image/s

**Please note: Astrophotography tours can run into the next morning (i.e. after 12am / midnight), please click the next day to see the early morning tour departures.**

For our cancellation policy please read our Terms & Conditions.

Looking to explore our night sky without a camera? Check out our Stargazing tours.