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Offering affordable Stargazing Tours in Lake Tekapo


Learn Beneath the Stars with Tekapo Starlight's Star Watching Tour




Explore the Mackenzie High Country's new gold-tier Dark-Sky Reserve. Tekapo Starlight offers star watching tours in Lake Tekapo Village as well as presentations to School and astronomy groups in the Canterbury region. Using your unaided eyes, explore the ages and depths of the universe, the birth and death of stars and their planets; all unfolding in the constellations and galaxies we will discover above us.


Our stargazing tour is held at a dark location, convenient to town and within walking distance of local accommodation. Introduced to you during the tour will be planets, our stellar neighbours, and a host of other celestial objects that surround us in space and in our clear night sky.

View Tekapo Starlight tour timetables, pricing and other Star watching information

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For information about
  • School astronomy presentations
  • Special astronomy group events
please contact us.


Freidl Hale of Tekapo Starlight and astrophotographer Fraser Gunn promote and encourage public interest in Astronomy, Stargazing and astrophotography through their contribution of a weekly article to national news media.
See their latest Star Spy article or the Star Spy Archive


If you have any questions about astronomy, get in touch and we'll answer in the Astronomy Q&A section.
After your stargazing tour if you would like to have a go at astrophotography (have your DSLR camera attached to a telescope) then please check details, sample photos and starry sky photography tips on www.astrophotography.co.nz


Freidl Hale
Tekapo Starlight
PO Box 152, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
03 6806-727, 021-237-3566

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