Walking capital of the World
Wilderness capital of New Zealand

  • Home
  • Activities
  • Te Anau & Manapouri Activities
  • Star gazing tours

Star gazing tours

Your Company Name Here is pleased to sponsor this page. Visit our site

Fancy an out of world experience? In Te Anau we have plenty of people who avidly watch the skies. They aren't seeking aliens; they are marvelling at our amazingly clean air and bright stars, in a sky mercifully free from city pollution and light pollution. 

Luckily, you can join them, thanks to Astronomy Fiordland, which offers 90 minute night sky tours from their observing site. In bad weather, or just for fun, you can also enter their planetarium, a portable "star dome" that teaches you the stars. 

Both astronomy trips excel at bringing the universe to life with a focus on New Zealand and Maori themes, legends, constellations (including the Southern Cross) and unique objects visible from southern lattitudes. Much of the information and constellations shown are also relevant to the northern hemisphere. Indeed, if you're a guest from north of the equator you will not only have a unique southern experience, you'll also be able to take knowledge home and relate it to your local sky.

For more information, go to Astronomy Fiordland's website



This community website is possible thanks to our generous headline sponsors



Connect with us online

facebook 32 Te Anau is on Facebook

Google+ Te Anau is on Google+




Get in touch...


This website is a community initiative
by Fiordland Community Promotion Ltd

Copyright and T&Cs

Web design by Interactive Solutions
Photography by Martin Sliva


About Us & Sponsorship Opportunities

Where are we...


Check out our location at the heart of Fiordland