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“Beyond Exceptional!!”

Skyline Queenstown - Stargazing
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$46.33*
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Queenstown Skyline Gondola and Restaurant
Ranked #46 of 158 Tours in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Perched high above Queenstown, keen stargazers have the opportunity to access a 'hidden world' not seen by the naked eye. Skyline Stargazing will take visitors to a specially-constructed area high above the Gondola, where there is no trespassing light, allowing for an unbelievably clear view of the night sky. Top-of-the line telescopes give stargazers the chance to view an amazing array of stunning sights, from the iconic Southern Cross, to nebulas, planets, the Milky Way and other galaxies.
Reviewed August 30, 2013

This little excursion has got to be one of the best values in Queenstown. Collette really knows her stars!! She was not only full of riveting information and answers, but a jolly attitude and humor that really makes the excursion special. Couldn't recommend her tour more!

Thank Joe C
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

This was one of the highlights of my trip to Queenstown.
You get to see the Milky Way, see orbiting satellites and shooting stars and learn just how isolated we are in our cosmos. The presenter is fantastic - she knew so much about the night sky!
Great for those starting out in astronomy. The kids will have so much to tell and will ask for a telescope when the get back. I just bought one for them for us to go to the regional areas to rediscover the night sky.
Plan to have a few free nights when you are in Queenstown and be flexible with your booking. The tour is weather dependent and is best viewed when there are no clouds in the night sky.

Thank StevenGK
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

This was our second time to Queenstown and the traditional gondola trek however we decided to do the dinner and stargazing as well this time...the dinner was ample but not a fantastic experience...nothing wrong with the food though it was just the atmosphere of a large buffet...however Collette and the stargazing stole the show...it was truly amazing...she ensure every one had the opportunity to sight the notable constellations and with a little bit of laughter to make this amazing experience ever more memorable. We managed to book online well in advance and got a really good deal.

Thank Robyn F
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

This was a fun excursion. The guide was knowledgable and gave a good presentation.

This is not a genuine dark sky experience because light pollution was present from the city. It was however much darker than you normally get.

We only looked at a small number of objects. The most interesting was Saturn. For me the tour would be better still if there was less talking and more looking through the telescope; in our tour I probably spent only two minutes looking though the telescope.

Worth doing once and a good add-on for after dinner.

Thank MrYellowDuck
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

My partner and I booked the Stargazing and restaurant package and had a wonderful time. Our guide was informative and an excellent speaker and guided us through the night sky including the moon, old galaxies, new galaxies and Saturn plus much more. I am an avid star fanatic and I was very impressed with how much the guide knew and was definitely teaching me a lot of new info.

The bitterly cold night was made bearable by the warm jackets provided and by the delicious hot chocolate served afterwards.

Highly recommended!

Thank demeanan
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