Location:Lake Tekapo & Aoraki Mt Cook
Mt John Observatory Tour 2hrs
(restricted to children over 8 years of age)
Join the staff of Earth and Sky on our famous observatory tour on Mt John! Come see the wonders of the southern night sky, and experience the thrill of peering through powerful telescopes. When the stars are hidden from view, take a journey to discover the nocturnal world of an astronomer, see a range of research equipment that is out-of-bounds to the general public and experience the working environment of an astronomer.
Mt John Little Stars Tour 1.5hrs
Cowan's Observatory Tour 1hr 15mins
(restricted to children 5 years of age and older)
Cowan’s Observatory (located just 5 minutes away from the Tekapo village in a dark sky location) has two manmade craters large enough to protect groups from the wind. Guests will have access to field telescopes, knowledgeable astronomy guides and will view the same night sky as guests on Mt. John.