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Stargazers Astronomy Tours

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392 State Hwy 25 | RD 2 Kuaotunu Whitianga, Kuaotunu 3592, New Zealand
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An amazing tour

We were staying at the Stargazers self-catering cottage so we were invited by Alastair to join him... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
Car0le88
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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One of the highlights of our trip

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stargazing tour with Alastair. We live in a busy city so we... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
Lxnd2
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Hong Kong, China
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392 State Hwy 25 | RD 2 Kuaotunu Whitianga, Kuaotunu 3592, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We were staying at the Stargazers self-catering cottage so we were invited by Alastair to join him for a stargazing tour. It was amazing and fascinating. We didn't know what to expect, and the experience will stay with us forever. It wasn't just moon and...More

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Alastair B, Owner at Stargazers Astronomy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Hi Carole, Many thanks for your kind review. Glad you both enjoyed the stargazing tour...it was a good clear night with a lovely Moon. I think that once one sees the Moon through a big telescope it changes the way you feel about it forever....More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stargazing tour with Alastair. We live in a busy city so we hardly ever get to see a sky full of stars so this was a unique experience and our first time looking through such a large telescope....More

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Alastair B, Manager at Stargazers Astronomy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thank you for the lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed our darkskies...even if our place can be a bit hard to find! You have a lovely science centre and planetarium in Hong Kong but it is always nice to see the wonders of the sky...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We absolutely loved this tour. We didn't really know what to expect but Alistair was so good at explaining everything and we saw the most fantastic planets through his telescope. The moon was amazing through the telescope as well, we were so amazed by all...More

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Alastair B, Owner at Stargazers Astronomy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2017

Many thanks for your kind review...I'm glad you enjoyed the things we were able to see...you certainly had a good night for stargazing. Enjoy the rest of your time in NZ!

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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had such a good time that I felt compelled to write my first review. The tour is run by Alastair at his very well equipped house. I thought it was strange at first but its actually the perfect location. If you...More

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Alastair B, Owner at Stargazers Astronomy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Hi Lisa, Many thanks for your kind words...it's quite an honour to be the subject of your first review! I'm glad you enjoyed the stargazing tour under our very dark skies. You certainly had a good clear night. So clear you even saw 1 million...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is one activity you need to do after dinner. The best planet and star gazing tour I been. Alastair will make sure everybody have a good time. Thank you very much.More

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Alastair B, Owner at Stargazers Astronomy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

Many thanks for your kind review. We're glad you enjoyed the tour...you certainly had a good clear night to enjoy our dark skies here. Have you visited the Children's Natural History Museum in Fremont? I forgot to mention it to you when you were here....More

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Reviewed 25 May 2016

After driving up from Rotorua, using the route recommended by Paul at “New Zealand in Depth”, we were delighted to be greeted by Harriette and Alastair in their beautiful B&B. On the first night, we stayed in their self-catering Miner's Cottage - a very comfortable...More

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Alastair B, Owner at Stargazers Astronomy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

Many thanks for your kind review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour...I seem to remember you had a lovely clear night but not everyone gets a chance to see the International Space Station as well! Good to know that you enjoyed some of...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2016

We combined a stay here in our camper van through Okay2stay with a stargazer tour. If we hadn't seen the listing on the Okay2 stay site, then I think that we would have missed out on a wonderful experience. Despite the sky being partly cloudy...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2016

Wow! This was truly the highlight for me of our week long trip around the north island, a real unexpected treat. From the moment we arrived it was "on"- Alistair saying like Doc off Back to the future... "quick, come with me, something's about to...More

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Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

This can undoubtedly be the best possible astronomical tour in New Zealand. Our host and guide, Alastair, is deeply passionate and knowledgeable about the subject. The tour stretched to about 2 hours as he obliged to our requests to see more planets and stars. He...More

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Alastair B, Owner at Stargazers Astronomy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2016

Hi Gurav, Many thanks for your kind review...glad you enjoyed the tour and the meteorites...they do add a 'hands on' aspect that I think makes the connection with the stars and planets more real...it's not everyday you get to handle something 4.5 billion years old!...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2016

We feel so fortunate to have found Stargazers and to have experienced one of the night tours. We were also very lucky to have a completely clear sky on the night we were there and found ourselves completely enthralled by Alastair's knowledge and infectious enthusiasm...More

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Alastair B, Owner at Stargazers Astronomy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2016

Hi Poppy, Many thanks for taking the time to do a review for us. Glad you enjoyed your stargazing tour...you had a great dark night when you were here. As you noticed many of the lovely things we can see here in the southern hemisphere...More

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