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Silver River Stargazing

Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
About Silver River Stargazing
Silver River™ Stargazing is Tekapo’s leading small group 360° stargazing tour. Are you ready to have your mind blown? Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Come and discover the wonders of the night sky on our 1.5-hour experience; including 60 mins under the stars with one of our epic guides!
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Hila wrote a review 10 Jun
38 contributions1 helpful vote
Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable, she said she learned on the job. It was a quarter moon so though it seemed like the sky was just as dark in the north island it was great to learn some about the stars. We also got the opportunity to see the moon, some very bright stars, Milky Way strand, and some shooting stars. Blankets, warm jackets and chairs provided. Recommend going a couple jacket sizes larger to fit your other clothes over. Wear warm socks and shoes. My feet were the only cold thing.
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Date of experience: June 2022
Raewyn K wrote a review Oct 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand7 contributions2 helpful votes
Great experience with ourselves & another couple. The skies in Tekapo are so beautiful we enjoyed the indepth information provided along with non rushed viewing opportunities . My son is working towards his school Astronomy Badge and the team were wonderful towards this goal - thankyou Oli for your help/knowledge & following up on this. We had a wonderful night & attention to our requests post experience is truely appreciated.
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Date of experience: September 2021
Lisa S wrote a review Jul 2021
8 contributions
Felt ripped off! for 1 hour sitting outside on seats looking up at stars craning our necks & waiting for turn about to look through the pittiful telescope lense to make out the star clusters was pathetic!! We picked the wrong tour here.. Then to be told you have to wait for up to 3 days before you receive your photos to down load, still haven't received ours. Dont get sucked in with thete farm tour either never saw animals or stopped at a cheese tasting. It was more like 4 wheel driving in a van over bumpy farm hills & paddocks. Just about car sick.
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Date of experience: July 2021
Katsolo wrote a review Jun 2021
HamiltonNZ228 contributions105 helpful votes
I absolutely loved my experience here.. The use of the lazer pointer to support the education about the stars was fabulous. If the chairs provided had been angled a bit...i would have been quite happy lying back and listening to more information about the stars. It was just a really enjoyable evening. My one wee recommendation is....it would have been good to incorporate Matariki into the talk. The crew provide full length down coats to keep you warm and snug. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Katrina B wrote a review Feb 2021
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand6 contributions8 helpful votes
This was the highlight of our trip around South Island. We were in a small group of seven and Joseph was a great guide - knowledgeable and entertaining. A total eye-opener of what is out there in our skies and what can be seen, both by the naked eye and through the telescope. The whole experience has sparked an interest and we now want to get a telescope and continue the experience...
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Date of experience: February 2021