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Stargazing Guided Night Tours, Hanmer Springs

Unveil the Universe: Manuka Skies' Stargazing Tours in Hanmer Springs

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the night sky as you gaze up at the dazzling stars and constellations. 

Enjoy a relaxed journey through the universe, exploring stars, planets and galaxies along the way.  

Surrounded by native bush, stunning night skies away from the village lights.

Step beyond the horizon of light pollution and unfold the awe-inspiring tapestry of the Southern Hemisphere night sky with Manuka Skies in Hanmer Springs, New Zealand.

We invite you on an unforgettable stargazing adventure where celestial wonders dance above, and the Milky Way spills its secrets across the endless black canvas.


Price:  $99 Per person – Child $79 pp
Departure: Tour Times vary
Duration: 120 minutes approx.


Escape the Ordinary, Embrace the Extraordinary:

  • Leave the light behind: Venture beyond the glow of Hanmer Springs, where darkness unveils the universe’s true majesty. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of a secluded observatory, away from city lights, and prepare to be dazzled.
  • Gaze upon celestial jewels: Our expert guides navigate the cosmos, pointing out constellations like the iconic Southern Cross, unveiling planets like Saturn with its mesmerizing rings, and showcasing deep-sky objects like nebulae and galaxies, visible only to the discerning eye.
  • Explore through telescopes and beyond. Peer through powerful telescopes, revealing the intricate beauty of distant worlds. But the experience transcends mere equipment. We connect you with the stories, myths, and science woven into the stars, igniting your imagination and curiosity.

More Than Just Stargazing, It’s an Experience:

  • Interactive exploration: Engage in hands-on activities like using laser pointers to map constellations, testing your navigation skills with star finders, and even capturing celestial snapshots through astrophotography workshops.
  • Warmth and comfort: Cozy up beneath blankets on comfortable deckchairs, sipping hot drinks provided by Manuka Skies as you bask in the ethereal glow of the Milky Way.
  • Memories that last a lifetime: Leave with photos and souvenirs and a newfound appreciation for the universe’s vastness and your place within it. A stargazing tour with Manuka Skies is an experience that stays with you long after the last constellation fades from view.

More Than Stars, It’s Hanmer Springs Magic:

  • Combine your celestial adventure: Pair your stargazing tour with a soak in the famous Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa for a complete mind-body-soul revitalization experience.
  • Make it a family affair: Our tours are for all ages, so create lasting memories with your loved ones under the Southern Hemisphere’s dazzling night sky.
  • Unforgettable escape: Nestled amidst snow-capped mountains and lush valleys, Hanmer Springs offers a charming alpine backdrop, adding to the magic of your celestial adventure.

Highlights of Manuka Night Sky Tours

  • State-of-the-Art Telescopes: Experience the cosmos up close with our high-quality telescopes, providing detailed views of distant galaxies, nebulae, and planets.

  • Expert Astronomy Guides: Our knowledgeable guides are passionate about astronomy and are eager to share their insights, making your stargazing experience both educational and entertaining.

  • Scenic Hanmer Springs Backdrop: Enjoy the celestial spectacle against the backdrop of Hanmer Springs’ stunning natural beauty, creating a truly immersive experience.

Booking Your Stargazing Adventure

Ready to embark on a journey into the universe? Book your Manuka Night Sky Tour today and witness the magic of the night sky in Hanmer Springs. Whether you’re planning a romantic evening or a family adventure, our tours offer an extraordinary way to connect with the cosmos.


Price:  $99 Per person – Child $79 pp
Departure: Tour Times vary
Duration: 120 minutes approx.


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