Southern Skies

Stargazing

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START TIME

8:00pm Nov-Mar

6:00pm Apr-Oct

TOUR DURATION

4 hours

PRICED

$150pp

Points of interest within this tour includes:

 
  • We start by taking a journey out to the Otago Peninsula, stopping along the way to see sites of interest.​
  • Learn about Māori culture and how our people travelled to Aotearoa/New Zealand.
  • As we settle in at our night viewing location, we listen to the sounds of the coastline as our guides share Māori stories and waiata (songs).
  • Different celestial points of interest are identified and explained by our knowledgeable guides.
  • The tour provides comfortable seating, blankets and a Skywatcher telescope for our guests to use.
  • Enjoy a light supper and a hot beverage, coffee, hot chocolate or tea spiced with kawakawa, horopito or manuka.
 

 

Additional information

  • Pick-up and drop-off available from 20+ central city accommodations or the Dunedin i-SITE
  • Low level of fitness required for this tour.
  • This is a weather dependent activity. If the tour is cancelled due to weather and the night sky is not visible, a full refund will be provided.
  • Please wear flat soled, enclosed walking shoes due to uneven surfaces at the star gazing area.
  • Dunedin is often a windy and sometimes a wet city, please dress appropriately.
A night beneath the stars

A night beneath the stars

Venus!  Looking stunning

Venus! Looking stunning

Zero gravity chairs!

Zero gravity chairs!

The stunning Milky Way

The stunning Milky Way

Sky Watcher Telescope

Sky Watcher Telescope

Hereweka in the still of the night

Hereweka in the still of the night

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