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Southern Skies Stargazing Tour in Dunedin provided by Horizon Tours

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Southern Skies Stargazing Tour in Dunedin

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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 travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
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 Jul 21, 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 Jul 12, 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 Jul 12, 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 Jul 12, 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 Jan 28, 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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GREAT DECISION! WOULD DO IT AGAIN!
OMG my wife and I took this tour years ago and the beauty of it still brings smiles to our faces. The knowledge and
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A wealth of knowledge.
Variety of fauna and fauna on this tour which is exceptional value for length of time from pick up to drop off at a
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Wildlife bonanza
What a great tour! Lots to see and a whole new level of understanding about NZ and why it is like it is, thanks to
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Dunedin wildlife must do!!!!!
The experience was wonderful, my favourite part was the knowledgeable tour guide with his quick wit and it was one
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Natures wonder
Excellent tour. In the first part, we learned about many of New Zealand's unique native plant and tree species and
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Absolutely amazing- loved it!
This tour was amesome and the highlight of our holiday. We saw loads of wildlife including lots of different bird s
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sara_fearon
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Fun and Informative Tour - was a blast
Wonderful afternoon, Lindon was a great guide and we were lucky that so many little blue penguins came in that nigh
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Mathilde V
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Absolutely fantastic
I absolutely loved this tour! It started with 2 bush walks in which we got to learn so many things about flora : ho
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5 Star Family Experience
We have just completed the most amazing tour of Dunedin with James from Horizon Tours. We are a family of 4 - with
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Bmthbelle54
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Top shelf & Excellent fun. Incredible value for money tour with a conservation expert.
This tour certainly packs a great value for money punch & is great fun. It is narrated through the enthusiastic, c
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Awesome experience
Awesome experience with so many details, including history, fauna, flora, geology, as well as close up encounters w
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A lifetime experience with someone with a life time of experience
Lyndon has a lifetime of experience with the Otago Peninsula and it shows through in the knowledge and enthusiasm h
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wildlife I love. The variety on this tour the videos, the documentary, the narration and the beauty of nature all achiev
The penguins were the highlight of the tour they were a simply amazing sight coming ashore in their rafts take vid
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Mother Nature and her good storyteller
Hhighly recommended! If you are around, don't miss it out! Although yesterday I was the only customer, Lyndan found
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Magic moments
Excellent knowledgable tour guide. Interesting bush walk. Most wonderful viewing of sea lions, albatros and blue pe
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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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