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

Stargazing in Queenstown

Journey into the hidden world of the Southern night sky with our awe-inspiring Stargazing tour, only a short Gondola ride from the heart of Queenstown! 

On clear nights, our knowledgeable stargazing guides will lead you up Bob’s Peak to a specially-constructed platform high above the Skyline complex, allowing for an unbelievably clear view of the night sky. Away from light pollution, high-powered telescopes reveal stunning sights not visible to the naked eye. Some highlights of the tour are:

  • Learn to navigate using the iconic Southern Cross.
  • Explore the Milky Way and spot satellites and shooting stars.
  • Be captivated by the wonders that make up our galaxy while looking at stars, clusters and nebulae through state-of-the-art 11” Celestron telescopes.
  • When visible, be amazed by the sight of other planets and galaxies.

After the 60-minute tour (approximately) you're welcome to stay longer and enjoy a complimentary cup of hot chocolate or mulled wine in our Stratosfare Bar.

Our Stargazing tour is weather dependent. In case the conditions are unsuitable for the outdoor experience, we will offer you the option to book a tour at a later date (subject to availability) or receive a refund for the experience.

Check open hours here.

A truly unique and memorable experience, Skyline Queenstown’s Stargazing tour is a must-do.

 

  • Are reservations required?

    Yes, it is highly recommended to reserve a spot on the Stargazing tour you wish to attend.

    Check availability and buy your tickets here.

  • Are there combo tickets for Gondola & Dinner & Stargazing?

    Yes! We invite guests to plan their activities to best experience what Skyline has to offer. We offer a combo ticket of Gondola, Dinner & Stargazing. Check availability and buy your tickets here. Check out the specific activity times here.

  • Do children pay?

    We offer reduced child rates for those aged between 6 and 14 years old. 

    Children 5 years old and under can go on the tour free of charge (please note, the tour is not recommended for small children due to cold temperatures).

  • What happens if the weather does not permit the running of the 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, comfortable walking shoes, hat and gloves 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.

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