Day trip

Dunedin: Stargazing & Māori Cultural Tour to Otago Peninsula

Dunedin: Stargazing & Māori Cultural Tour to Otago Peninsula

From US$ 101.24 per person

Take a journey of discovery through the Southern night skies to learn about its unique celestial features. Hear stories about how Maori view the night sky and relied on that knowledge to navigate the ocean and find Aotearoa, New Zealand.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Pickup included
Pick up from the listed hotels.


  • Lie back and enjoy an evening of storytelling and oratory that brings the Southern skies to life
  • Listen to stories detailing Māori myths of creation and of how the world as we know it emerged
  • Enjoy Māori hospitality with a light supper and hot beverage
Full description
Explore the Southern skies through a unique 4-hour storytelling experience that brings these celestial wonders to life. Take a journey through time and hear how Māori believe the world came to exist, and marvel at their knowledge of the night sky that enabled them to navigate the Pacific Ocean and discover Aotearoa New Zealand 2000 years before the invention of the modern-day compass. After pickup from your Dunedin hotel, you'll be taken to Otago Peninsula. Lie back in your own zero-gravity chair, and let your knowledgeable guides share their passion for the night sky, and oral traditions as you enjoy Māori manaakitanga (hospitality) with a light supper and hot beverage. Sit back, relax, and be enchanted. Then, before you head back to the city, take a closer look at a few notable sky heroes through a powerful optical lens that makes the heavens seem that little bit closer.
  • Pickup and drop-off at selected hotels in Dunedin
  • Guide
  • Light supper
  • Snacks and refreshments
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 5 years
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Prepare for the activity

    Important information

    What to bring

    • Weather-appropriate clothing
    • Closed-toe shoes

    Know before you go

    •  There are no washrooms at the stargazing site. The tour runs for approximately 4 hours, please prepare accordingly.
    •  This is a weather dependent activity. If the tour is cancelled by the operator due to weather and the night sky is not visible, a full refund will be provided.
    •  Please wear flat soled, closed-toe walking shoes due to uneven surfaces at the stargazing area.
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    Product ID: 279932