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Watching the Milky Way above the Remarkables Mountain Range On A Skyline Queenstown Stargazing Tour.

Stargazing In Queenstown

Explore Our Galaxy

Unfortunately we are unable to run stargazing tours under Covid-19 Alert Level 2

We've all gazed with awe at our stunning Southern Night Sky but have you delved deeper into our Milky Way Galaxy?

Our Stargazing Tours go beyond what you can see with the naked eye, using our top of the range 11" Celestron telescopes to discover the hidden wonders of our Milky Way Galaxy. Narrated by our professional Stargazing Guide, you'll enjoy learning about the fascinating tales of Maori starlore, constellations, nebulas, far away galaxies and feasting your eyes on our neighbouring planets.

Tour Information

Price:
Price includes a complimentary hot drink from Stratosfare Bar before the tour. 

Adult  $99
Child  $54
Family of 4  $220
Family of 5  $259

*Family of 4 = 2 Adults + 2 Children, a Family of 5 = 2 Adults + 3 Children

Tour Duration: 45 mins

Tour Times: Check-in at Stratosfare Bar at 7pm for a 7.15pm departure. 
Please arrive at least 30 mins before your tour time at Base Terminal to allow enough time for your Gondola ride to Bob's Peak.

Important:

  • Always wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes! We will provide you with a Canada Goose down jacket to help keep you cosy and warm, however, temperatures can drop well below 0°C especially during winter.

  • All of our Stargazing tours can be tailored to suit individual groups and knowledge levels and each session will be lead by a professional Stargazing guide.
  • The default tour language will be English.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Are reservations required?

    Yes, as tours seats are limited, we would recommend reserving a spot on the Stargazing tour you wish to attend.

    Check availability and buy your tickets here.

  • How big are the groups?

    Tours will run with groups of up to 22 people and minimum numbers may apply for some sessions. All of our Stargazing tours can be tailored to suit individual groups and knowledge levels and each session will be lead by one of our experienced Stargazing guides.

  • Do children pay?

    We offer reduced child rates for those aged between 5 and under 15 years old. Infants under the age of 5 years old can go on the tour Free of Charge.

  • What happens if the weather does not permit the running of the outdoor tour?

    Our Stargazing guides keep a close eye on the weather and will make a decision during the day to run the tour or not. If weather conditions are unsuitable to run the tour, you will have the option to:

    • Re-book for another date where space is available.
    • Take a full refund for the Stargazing tour.
  • What should I wear?

    We provide complimentary use of the world's leading extreme outerwear, Canada Goose down jackets. Even so, come dressed for a light walk and for being outside. We’re in an alpine location and the tour is over 750 metres above sea level, so warm clothing and comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. 

  • What languages are offered on the Stargazing tours?

    We are currently running our English speaking tours only.
  • When will I find out if the outdoor tour will take place or not?

    Unfortunately, in Queenstown's alpine environment, we can expect ever-changing and unpredictable weather throughout the year. Your tour guide will made the decision to run the Stargazing Tour on the day of the tour. If conditions are deemed unsuitable, you will be contacted to re-book or get a refund for your Stargazing Tour.
  • Can I cancel my booking?

    Stargazing bookings can be cancelled without penalty up until noon on the day of the booking. Refunds are not payable if you cancel after 12.00pm on the day of the booked tour, and the tour is expected to go ahead. If weather conditions are unsuitable to run the tour, you will have the option to:

    • Re-book for another date where space is available.
    • Take a full refund for the Stargazing tour.

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