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Shared Tour (English)

Shared Tour (English)

This is our classic experience. During this tour, you will share a 90 min astronomy experience with other night sky enthusiasts, your guide will give you an explanation of the night sky and show you deep sky objects through the telescopes.

From

NZ$ 99.00

Per Person

Highlights

  • Look through an extremely powerful 9-25 inch telescope to see the stars

  • Indulge in hot chocolate, blankets, roasted marshmallows

  • Take your memories with you with complimentary photos taken during the tour

  • Comfortable outdoor furniture

  • Stargazing location with nearly zero light pollution

Visit

Full Description

We will escort you to our stargazing location where there is  nearly zero light pollution. Your professional astronomy guide will take you on an astronomy journey, from ancient stories of constellations to science facts, from Greek mythology to Maori legends. You will also see a variety of deep sky objects through our powerful 9.25-inch computerised telescope. We provide a photography service, your guide will take individual photos for you with the stars.

 

The package includes:

--Telescopes. 90 minutes private access to our powerful 9.25” telescope, which is the same size as the one Stephen Hawking had at his home.

--Guiding. Our professional astronomy guide will operate the telescope and show you the solar system and deep sky objects.

--Photography. We can take family or individual photos for you beneath the beautiful dark starry sky. The photos will be edited and sent to you.

--Seats and blankets. Outdoor furniture, pillows, mattresses and blankets will be set up for you to enjoy the night sky comfortably.

--Hot chocolate. Lake Tekapo has low temperatures at night, hot chocolate can keep you warm during the 90 min tour.

--A fire bowl and Marshmallows. At the end of the tour, we will light the fire bowl, you can roast marshmallows with your friends and family.

 

 

Where is our stargazing site?

 

 

 

Our stargazing location is a four-minute drive from Lake Tekapo village centre, next to the Tekapo River. It is a perfect spot for stargazing where zero light pollution can be found. With our comfortable outdoor furniture and system heating, you will be able to immerse yourself in the astronomy journey. You will get the address in your confirmation email after you complete your booking.

 

Why choose us? 

--less cost under the same sky

 

 

 

 

--We offer one of the most budget-friendly stargazing experiences in Lake Tekapo.

--No.1 activity on TripAdvisor in Lake Tekapo region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

--Our stargazing location has nearly zero light pollution, it has the best sky condition in Lake Tekapo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

--Your astronomy guide has 7 years astronomy guiding experience in Lake Tekapo, he was also an observer at Mt. John Observatory, 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

--Our shared tour capacity is 12 pax, you won’t be pressured to ask questions or worry about consuming too much time looking through the telescope.

--Our Celestron CPC Deluxe 9.25-inch telescope provides stunning views, is a favourite among experienced amateur astronomers.

 

Refund policy

We will refund the price if it is rainy or mostly cloudy (see terms & conditions) or if you give us a 24 hours notice before hand.

Includes

Comfortable seats

Individual Photography

Marshmallow

Blanket

Hot Chocolate

Powerful Telescopes

Meeting Point

Our office is located at 2 Rapuwai Lane, Lake Tekapo. We will send you an email with our stargazing location once you have booked.
 

Additional Information

Our Office address is not the same one as our Stargazing Location

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 24 hours before activity starts.

Good weather is required for this experience. If we need to cancel due to poor weather, you'll be offered a different date or a full refund.

From

NZ$ 99.00

Per Person

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