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Silver River Stargazing

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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were a small group of people making it possible to ask questions and get as much telescope time as we wanted. The guide was really nice and very knowledgeable, the facilities were great and the photo souvenir was really cool! We had a bright...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nitsto
silverrivernz, Director of Sales at Silver River Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi nitsto, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us & we hope to see you again in the future! Kind Regards Bonnie Ragget

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the best experiences I had in New Zealand (I would have said the best one, but this and seeing sea lions and fur seals in the wild are tied, haha). Fraser was our guide, he was amazing, so much knowledge and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank inesnmar
silverrivernz, Director of Sales at Silver River Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi inesnmarcelino , Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review! I will make sure I pass your review onto Fraser, he will be so happy to hear that the experience he gave you was tied for first place on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a marvelous tour. Frazer had incredible knowledge, and his explenations were very clear and absoloutley fascinating. The telescope they have is very impressive and the image through it is totally breathtaking. Thank you for the most enjoyable and enreaching night!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 456galik
silverrivernz, Director of Sales at Silver River Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi 456galik, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us & we hope to see you again in the future! Kind Regards Bonnie Ragget

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by locals. Small intimidating met 8. Knowledgeable and professional! Saw a bright meteor. What a treat!More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sparktoflame
silverrivernz, Director of Sales at Silver River Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi sparktoflame, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us & we hope to see you again in the future! P.s we are guessing you mean 'intimate' & not...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent around 2 hours on a private perfect spot with a 360° view over the sky, without any kind of light pollution . The guides are great, explanations are clear and very interesting. They have high quality huge telescopes and even automated tripods if...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 437frankw
silverrivernz, Director of Sales at Silver River Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi 437frankw, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us & we hope to see you again in the future! Kind Regards Bonnie Ragget

Reviewed 12 January 2019

Pretty much no matter how you see them, the stars in Tekapo are amazing. But this tour was really special--the company is relatively new in town, but this has given them the opportunity to set up something a little different. With small groups in an...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Justin C
silverrivernz, Director of Sales at Silver River Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Justin C, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review & such an informative review which will give our customers great insight into our tours! We are so happy that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us & we...More

Reviewed 8 January 2019

We went with a small group of 10 for our stargazing tours. Luckily we had very clear weather and had great views of night sky with help of very knowledgeable and helpful guide. We had lot of time with telescope and they helped to setup...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rahul0jha
silverrivernz, Director of Sales at Silver River Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi rahul0jha, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review! We are so happy that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us & we really thank you for writing such a detailed review for our company & tour! We hope...More

Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

Tekapo is home to a number of stargazing tours. Our late night summer excursion with Silver River was incredible. Our group of 10 was treated to a small, personal viewing. Our guide, a professional astrophotographer, provided novice and seasoned astronomers with great explanations. The 14...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Douglas C
silverrivernz, Director of Sales at Silver River Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Douglas C, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review! We are so happy that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us & we really thank you for writing such a detailed review for our company & tour! We...More

Reviewed 20 December 2018

Due to changing weather conditions we left it very late booking a stargazing experience, a lot of the other tours had already been booked up with the well-known companies. By chance, we stumbled across Silver River tours and if I am honest the price seemed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jonathan S
silverrivernz, Public Relations Manager at Silver River Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2018

Hi Jonathan S, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review & what a review it is! It is great to see so much detail in a review, you really explained a lot about our tour which is great for...More

Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

I booked the tour at 11pm, but clouds were coming. They gave us the opportunity to go with them to the field and have a look there before we could decide, if we want a full refund or switch to another time/day. I decided to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Luzifer-_-759329
silverrivernz, Guest Relations Manager at Silver River Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Hi Luzifer-_-759329 Thank you for taking the time to give Silver River Stargazing a review. We are so happy you enjoyed our tour & we thank you for being patient with the clouds as it can & sometimes does pay off & you end up...More

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