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Southern Skies Stargazing Tour in Dunedin provided by Horizon Tours

Southern Skies Stargazing Tour in Dunedin

Southern Skies Stargazing Tour in Dunedin
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 90921P5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Snacks
  • Light refreshments
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Portobello
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We collect from some centrally located accommodations. Or from Dunedin I-Site in the Octagon. Drop off back at accommodation.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Snacks
  • Light refreshments
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Portobello
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We collect from some centrally located accommodations. Or from Dunedin I-Site in the Octagon. Drop off back at accommodation.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 1 Feb 2021
A note from Southern Skies Stargazing Tour in Dunedin
Face masks are available in our vans
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Otago Peninsula
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Allans Beach
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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2 contributions
A very special once in a lifetime experience
Sep 2021 • Couples
It was a very special night out. We were lucky with the weather, once the few clouds disappeared we were greeted with an awesome view of the skies. Kylie guided us through the night sky with exceptional knowledge and passion interweaving stories of Maori legend and how they were used for navigation. We also saw several shooting stars, the ISS and so many satellites, it’s just amazing what you can see. We were so well looked after. Awesome hospitality with blankets to keep us cosy, and delicious snacks, cheese platter and hot drinks to fill our bellies. We feel so fortunate to have been able to have been part of this special experience.
Written 27 September 2021
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Anna M
11 contributions
Awesome!!!
Jun 2021
Super comfy and personalized, Kylie was incredible, knowledgeable and the whole experience was super fun!
Written 10 June 2021
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Kylie R
Kia ora! Thank you so much for your review. I had a blast out under the southern skies with you, and hope the rest of your trip went well. Take care, and hope it all goes well in Welly for you. Nga mihi, The Horizon Tours Whanau, (family)
Written 14 June 2021
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Teamallblacks
1 contribution
A great night under the stars, Dunedin
Apr 2021
Kylie, our tour guide made the experience really enjoyable. She was knowledgeable about the night sky and her passion came through as she was talking. She gave a great talk about various stars and included the Maori stories as well, this added to the understanding of how they were used in navigation. The evening was a bit cool but we were supplied with blankets and warm drinks. The nibbles provided made it seem like you were at the movies. We were not rushed and could stay out for as long as we were comfortable allowing us to see the night sky slowly moving. The fact they keep the groups small made it more personal. Would recommend this tour and have already mentioned it to friends as a must do.
Written 27 April 2021
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Kylie R
Kia ora, Thank you so much for your review. I am thrilled that you are recommending our tour to your friends and family, it means the world to us. Sometimes the stars look like something out of a movie don't they! Nga mihi, The Horizon Tours Whanau, (family)
Written 3 May 2021
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natsnaps
Auckland, New Zealand179 contributions
A must do experience!
From the moment I was picked up I felt like I was travelling with family. As a family based company their hospitality is warm and embracing.

Kylie shared so much of her knowledge and shared her stories that brought the entire experience to life.

The journey to the star gazing spot was filled with anecdotes and stories of the land and its people.

Once at the special spot I lay back on the chairs and marvelled at the sight above. Never have I ever experienced the stars the way Kylie brought them to life. And never have I ever seen so many. You feel like you’re part of the galaxy with stars around you.
Where Greek, Maori or European, Kylie knew the stories of the stars. And we saw all of them on such a clear and amazing night.
She ensures everyone is warm and kept fed with light snacks.

This is a must do experience and one you will remember for a very long time.
Written 15 March 2021
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Kylie R
Kia ora! Thank you so much for your review. I love that you felt like you were travelling with whanau, as that is exactly the type of experience we hope to provide. Come out with me again! It was so much fun. Nga mihi, The Horizon Tours Whanau, (family)
Written 14 April 2021
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Bloomington
1 contribution
Horizons Night Sky Tour
Jan 2021
This was such a fantastic experience. All day it had rained in Dunedin with low cloud but around 7pm the sky cleared and we had the most magical night on the Otago peninsula. (I feel like Kylie had a direct line to the weather gods!) Kylie and Lyndon are so interesting, knowledgeable and friendly. I loved the Maori legends and Kylie sang the most beautiful waiata. We were so well looked after with drinks, snacks and blankets. This definitely was the highlight of my road trip around the South Island. Highly recommend this trip.
Written 31 January 2021
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Kylie R
Kia ora! Thank you so much for your review. We did have a fabulous night, and a great time with you all. So glad that it was the highlight of your trip, and that we could be a part of it. Good luck with getting to that bourbon tour! Nga mihi, The Horizon Tours Whanau, (family)
Written 31 January 2021
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Dan T
1 contribution
Excellent!
Jul 2020 • Solo
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 of the stars. Dunedin must-do!
Written 18 July 2020
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Kylie R
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)
Written 21 July 2020
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Karen C
1 contribution
Horizons Night Sky Tour
Jun 2020 • Friends
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
Written 23 June 2020
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Kylie R
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)
Written 12 July 2020
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Scott
Oegstgeest, The Netherlands1 contribution
breath taking, vast and informative
Jun 2020
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 night time trip along up the Otago Peninsula to their deserted viewing spot. To hear the sea and get lost in the huge night sky was our most memorable trip in our holiday to New Zealand - it's a must!
Written 22 June 2020
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Kylie R
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)
Written 12 July 2020
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NorthStar40311819301
2 contributions
Star Gazing
A wonderful experience. Thank Kylie and Lyndon for a fun informative night. Highly recommend this activity. Well looked after by a very caring company.
Written 19 June 2020
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Kylie R
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)
Written 12 July 2020
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mixiego
5 contributions
exceptional
Jan 2020
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 cultural and environmental tourism and has put in a lot of work to get it right.
Written 26 January 2020
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Kylie R
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)
Written 28 January 2020
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Awesome day
James was a wonderful guide and very knowledgeable of the area, would highly recommend!!! Nothing was a problem and
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If you want a day trip to introduce you to Dunedin
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Excellent wildlife tour
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Absolutely fantastic! A must do for any visitor to Dunedin!
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Nature and wildlife tour with friendly local guide
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The most exceptional experience
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Wild life tours should try with the ex ranger
Saw the penguins, sea lion and to be honest the tour guide is the best. Learned a lot of nature the unfortunate im
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A fantastic tour! Certainly delivered to our expectations!
While researching tours in the area before flying south from Napier, the customer reviews on this site sold us thi
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Make sure you go wild with Horizon!
What an amazing experience! Lyndon is an encyclopaedia of wild information and a warm, engaging and caring host. We
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An absolute must-do in Dunedin - you won't regret it!
Too bad I can only give five rating points. Lyndon's tour deserves at least ten! His storytelling and knowledge (an
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