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Southern Skies Stargazing Tour in Dunedin provided by Horizon Tours

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Overview
With clear skies and unobstructed views, the Otago Peninsula makes an ideal destination for star gazing and it’s even possible to view Southern Lights (Aurora Australis) under the right conditions. On this tour, venture out to explore the peninsula at night and use binoculars to get a closer look at the star constellations. Warm up with hot drinks and snacks as your guide tells you about the different constellations and their importance to the Maori people.
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Otago Peninsula
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    Allans Beach
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Dunedin i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
    50 The Octagon, Dunedin Central, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
    We will return you to the i-SITE or your accommodation in the central city.
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Highlights
  • Intimate stargazing experience with a maximum of 10 people
  • Spot star constellations and look out for the Southern Lights
  • Learn about the stars and hear Maori legends from your guide
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off at your Dunedin hotel
Important Information
Departure Point
Dunedin i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, 50 The Octagon, Dunedin Central, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand Dunedin i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, 50 The Octagon, Dunedin Central, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Duration
4h
Return Details
Dunedin i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, 50 The Octagon, Dunedin Central, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Inclusions
  • Snacks
  • Light refreshments
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Allans Beach
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Dan T wrote a review Jul 2020
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This was a fantastic experience going out onto the peninsula. I was lucky with a clear night and you could see an array of stars. They do a great job of making you feel comfortable and warm (with snacks!) and tell you about both the science and the cultural stories and history
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Kylie R, Owner at Southern Skies Stargazing Tour in Dunedin
Responded 21 Jul 2020
Kia ora! Thank you so much for your review. It means heaps to us. We are really glad that you had a clear night and enjoyed the evening despite the wind! Hope your trip north was a good one... and dry! Nga mihi The Horizon Tours Whanau, (family)
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Karen C wrote a review Jun 2020
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What an amazing and really awesome night Great hosts , Lyndon and Kylie , treated us to a spectacular evening with lots of interesting facts about what we were viewing from a scientific and cultural aspect I recommend this activity very highly
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Kylie R, Owner at Southern Skies Stargazing Tour in Dunedin
Responded 12 Jul 2020
Kia ora! Thank you so much for your review and your recommendation. They both mean a lot to us here at Horizon Tours. Nga mihi, The Horizon Tours Whanau, (family)
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Scott wrote a review Jun 2020
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Fantastic! 2 tours of the night sky for the price of one - both the from the scientific perspective & the Maori . Everything little detail thought about, we were so comfortable and warm. Our hosts were wonderful, very knowledgeable and entertaining. It was lovely to get a
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Kylie R, Owner at Southern Skies Stargazing Tour in Dunedin
Responded 12 Jul 2020
Kia ora! Thanks so much for your review, and we hope your trip home was uneventful! Thanks for spending your last night here out with us, and we hope to see you both again soon! Nga mihi, The Horizon Tours Whanau, (family)
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NorthStar40311819301 wrote a review Jun 2020
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A wonderful experience. Thank Kylie and Lyndon for a fun informative night. Highly recommend this activity. Well looked after by a very caring company.
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Response from Kylie R, Owner at Southern Skies Stargazing Tour in Dunedin
Responded 12 Jul 2020
Kia ora! Thank you for your review and kind words. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we thank you for your support during this time of global unrest! Take care Nga mihi, The Horizon Tours Whanau, (family)
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mixiego wrote a review Jan 2020
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Tour given by Kylie who made it an incredibly rich evening with some wildlife sighting, local history, and Maori cultural interpretation of the night skies. Kylie was open to answering any questions I had and was warm and funny. The company is intentional about their approach to
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Kylie R, Owner at Southern Skies Stargazing Tour in Dunedin
Responded 28 Jan 2020
Kia ora! Thank you so much for your review. We have worked hard to get the right approach for our tours, and I love that you picked up on that. I hope the rest of your trip went well, and if you find yourself back this way, I would love to show you our forests! Nga mihi, The Horizon Tours Whanau, (family)
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Hhighly recommended! If you are around, don't miss it out! Although yesterday I was the only customer, Lyndan found
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Excellent knowledgable tour guide. Interesting bush walk. Most wonderful viewing of sea lions, albatros and blue pe
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Excellent, value-for-money trip.
A brilliant tour on which I learnt so much from Lyndon, the excellent guide. The forest and lakeside walk were bo
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Memorable tour of Dunedin highlights and wild Otago Peninsula
An amazing 6-hour tour that included all the major city sights and history, then a trip right around the Otago Peni
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A phenomenal MUST-DO tour!
One of a kind tour with such personal uniqueness! Horizon tours goes out of their way to make your experience truly
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Incredible local experience
This tour was the most amazing experience, I am a Dunedin local and still gained great new insights about our cultu
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Recommend a must do, NO REGRETS!
A must do when visiting Dunedin. Great mix of culture both Pre-European and Maori Culture. Wildlife mixed in with o
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Our day with Horizon Tours was the highlight of our cruise to New Zealand. Lyndon was waiting for us in the Port C
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great day in Dunedin with our expert guide
excellent day, enjoyed it immensily. saw sea lions and fur seals. a trip to the beach we saw a young pup on the pat
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We met Lyndon Perreman at the downtown Dunedin tour agency and they set me up with a half day tour with Horizon tours.
five star..... if your not booking this tour ahead of time , you will miss out having been on 35 cruises its a real
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Fun and professional tour!
The day tour with Lyndon and James was really great! Lyndon explained a lot and in a very entertaining way about th
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Great Day in Dunedin with James
We loved our day with James showing us all the highlights of Dunedin. He collected us from our cruise ship The Ce
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Wonderful family run tour with a personal touch - don't miss!
James is a star. He makes you feel welcome from the start. I loved hearing about his Maori culture. He remember eve
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A great close up experience of wildlife and flora with Lyndon as a great guide.
Lyndon was so able to share his knowledge and experiences of surrounding Dunedin plus the bird life, sea lions, sea
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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