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Stargazing Tour in Lake Tekapo - 90 Minutes

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Chameleon Stargazing

Stargazing Tour in Lake Tekapo - 90 Minutes


  • Experience an awe inspiring stargazing tour from the beautiful Lake Tekapo
  • Look through the extremely powerful 9-25 inch telescope to see the stars
  • Indulge in hot chocolate, blankets, and roasted marshmallows

Experience a night under the stars you will never forget with this 90 minute Stargazing Tour in Lake Tekapo. With nearly zero light pollution, witness the most beautiful deep sky objects through the 9.25 inch telescope, learning all about the incredible constellations from the professional guide.

What's Included?

  • 90 minute private access to 9.25 inch telescope
  • Hot chocolate and marshmallows over the fire pit
  • Seats, blankets, pillows, mattresses
  • Professional astronomy guide
  • Photography - family or individual. Photos will be edited and sent to you

Head out with your guide to a beautiful location with nearly zero light pollution, in the Dark Sky Reserve at Lake Tekapo. You will have access to the powerful 9.25 inch computerised telescope, allowing you to see a variety of constellations and astronomical objects. Learn about the ancient stories, scientific facts, Greek mythology as well as Maori legends, from your professional astronomy guide leading the way. Photos are included so you can take home unique pictures of yourself looking up at the star filled sky above. Throughout the experience, you can use the blankets, mattresses and pillows to lay back and gaze up to the stars, staying cosy and warm. To finish off this once in a lifetime experience, enjoy a decadent hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows over the fire pit.

Session Length

  • This experience has a duration of 90 minutes
  • Please check in 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour.


  • It can get very cold at night time in Tekapo regardless of the season. Please ensure you dress appropriately and bring extra warm layers if necessary
  • The stargazing location is a four-minute drive from Lake Tekapo village centre, next to the Tekapo River


  • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 24 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

There will be a maximum of 10 people on this tour.


Weather conditions are very changeable in the Mackenzie basin, so the provider cannot guarantee a perfect cloudless sky. A full refund will be offered to guests if the service is cancelled due to weather conditions (cloud, rain, snow, fog). The decision to cancel is at the discretion of Chameleon Stargazing.

Dress Code

Please wear warm clothing, comfortable shoes and/or bring a blanket to use during the experience all year round.

Other Info

Smoking or drug consumption is not permitted during the time you are participating in our tour. If guests are considered to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, or deliberately intend to damage the equipment, the service will be cancelled, and no refund will be given.

This experience takes place at Andrew Don Drive in Lake Tekapo.

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