Lake Tekapo Observatories and Planetariums
New Zealand has fantastic facilities to educate visitors of the marvels of space. Lake Tekapo observatories and planetariums show the wonders of the southern hemisphere's night sky, explore galaxies, comets, clusters, our solar system, the moon, the sun and much more.
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Experience 100% pure darkness. Our experiences are located on 25,000 acres of farmland, all of which fall within the boundaries of the gold-rated Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve...aka some of the darkest skies in the world. We have little to no light pollution and are committed to leaving the lightest footprint on our land and night sky.
Mobile-friendly - Mt JOHN OBSERVATORY TWILIGHT or NIGHT TOUR: Home to the world's largest dark sky reserve. Astronomy Guides using powerful lasers, navigate you across the Southern Sky, while telescopes unlock familiar planets through to rich star clusters. OBSERVATORY DAY TOURS: Enjoy spectacular scenery from the summit of Mt John. Imagine viewing day-time stars, then visiting NZ's largest telescope!
Mobile-friendly - Tekapo Star Gazing combines Tekapo’s top two attractions, the largest international dark sky reserve and the relaxing hot pools. Join us for an exciting tour as you marvel at stars, planets and galaxies using our large powerful telescopes. Join your star guide and a relaxed group of 30 or less as we play tranquil music and soak under the stars.
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