FAQS

Where is Silver River™ Stargazing located?

Silver River™ Stargazing office is located at 48a D’Archiac Drive, Lake Tekapo. We share the same check-in point as Lake Tekapo Farm Tours and Isolation Bay Luxury Accommodation.

All or our stargazing & astrophotography tours take place at private locations on our High Country Station. 50,000 acres of pure darkness, all which is located inside the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve.

These locations have been handpicked by our astronomers so that all of our guests will receive private access to some of the Reserve’s best locations, all of which have little to no light pollution, are easily accessible, and conveniently located close to town, and all boast 360 degree views of the night sky.

Currently, Silver River™ Stargazing offers two amazing stargazing tour options:

You may cancel or reschedule your Booking up to 24 hours before the scheduled departure time of your tour. Please check our Terms & Conditions for the full refund policy.

  • Photos that are taken during your tour are uploaded to our public Flickr account where you can access and download from your desktop. If you are accessing Flickr from your mobile, you will need to download the free Flickr app. Each person who booked a tour will be emailed after the tour with a link to Flickr to access photos. Please keep in mind this may take 24-48 hours. Photos taken during your tour will occasionally be used on our social media platforms and on our website to showcase the tour experience. Participation in tour photos is voluntary.

Our staff are trained to deal with incidents and in case of an emergency, you should listen to their instructions. We always have a staff member on duty who is a qualified first aider and all staff are trained in our safety procedures.

We sure are! We have over 50,000 acres of land all located underneath some of the darkest skies in the world. Meaning our stargazing sites are not just dark, they are really really dark! We even support the IDA the International Dark Association too and their efforts they provide to assist dark sky reserves around the world.

You heard correct! Silver River™ Stargazing is very proud to be the very first tourism and hospitality operator to offer our staff a Living Wage within the Mackenzie Region. Being a Living Wage provider means we pay staff a higher fairer wage. In turn, this shows we care about our staff, the tourism industry and our community. Learn more about the Living Wage at www.livingwage.org.nz

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