Stargazing

Your Private Night Sky Tour

Embark on an extraordinary journey through the celestial wonders of the Southern Hemisphere with a private stargazing tour right here at your accommodation, Ranginui at Lake Tekapo.

Immerse yourself in the pristine dark skies of Lake Tekapo, renowned as one of the world’s premier stargazing destinations. Ranginui at Lake Tekapo is pleased to offer this private stargazing experience in partnership with local professional stargazing and astrophotography company Alpha Crux Stargazing. To arrange your tour, contact Alpha Crux directly.

Avoid the crowds and enjoy something truly special by booking an astronomy experience that comes to you. Expert guides, passionate about astronomy and the captivating beauty of the night sky, set up your own private stargazing experience using a high-powered telescope on the Ranginui property.

Lake Tekapo’s unique geographic location, nestled in the Mackenzie Basin amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Southern Alps, offers unparalleled stargazing conditions. With minimal light pollution and a crystal-clear atmosphere, you’ll be treated to an uninterrupted view of the cosmos, creating a truly immersive and unforgettable experience.

You’ll take a look at some of the most fascinating stars and deep sky objects in the Southern Hemisphere night sky.

After a night of celestial exploration, take a moment to relax and reflect upon the wonders you’ve witnessed. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and marvel at the splendor of Lake Tekapo’s starlit surroundings. You’ll also be given the opportunity to capture a stunning astrophotography portrait of yourself or your group, to cherish the memories of your Ranginui stargazing experience forever.

Alpha Crux Stargazing is committed to providing a comfortable experience for all our guests. We adhere to strict safety protocols, and our knowledgeable guides will ensure your tour is both educational and enjoyable.

Uncover the mysteries of the universe and embark on a transformative journey with Alpha Crux Stargazing and Ranginui at Lake Tekapo. Book your personal stargazing tour with us, and discover the beauty of the night sky like never before.

To book a private stargazing tour as part of your stay at Ranginui, contact our team.

our Beautiful Backyard

Ranginui at Lake Tekapo is centrally located in the legendary Mackenzie Region, within easy drive of the lakes, mountains, ski fields and Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak.

There’s so much to experience in our beautiful region. Plan plenty of days for adventures in the outdoors, and plenty of nights to relax by the fire or look up at the stars of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve.

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“Gorgeous B&B with an equally gorgeous and fabulous host. Ann-Maree was wonderful and super attentive to all our needs. Beautifully decorated and the breakfast was delicious….My favourite B&B whilst travelling around New Zealand. πŸ™‚ Already planning to come back.”
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“Gorgeous B&B with an equally gorgeous and fabulous host. Ann-Maree was wonderful and super attentive to all our needs. Beautifully decorated and the breakfast was delicious….My favourite B&B whilst travelling around New Zealand. πŸ™‚ Already planning to come back.”
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