Dark Sky Project

Telescope viewing from within the world’s largest dark sky reserve. This is the home of NZ’s largest research telescope. Outstanding café views and tours to the research facility during the day. Night tours to some of the clearest skies in the southern hemisphere. Astrophotography can be accommodated. Now includes a day-time/cloudy-night indoor multi-media astronomy experience that combines science and tātai aroraki (Māori astronomy) (Formerly Earth & Sky)

Contact details

1 Motuariki Lane
Lake Tekapo

+64 3 6806960

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Opening hours

Day tours: 10:00AM to 6:40PM
Night tours:  twilight, early or late – check for details.
Guided night tours include transport from Tekapo township.

What's on offer

400mm, 280mm, 235mm plus binoculars.

Day Tours from Adult $45.00, Child $30.00
Night Tours from Adult $135.00, Child $78.00

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