Mt Cook Lakeside Estate & Retreat

Located in the gold level Aoraki International Dark Sky Reserve, the Retreat and onsite Pukaki Observatory is perfectly located to explore one of the darkest skies in the world.

Contact details

86 Mt Cook Road (SH80)
Lake Pukaki

+64 274 370 820

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Opening hours

Varies with seasons and by arrangement.

What's on offer

Join us for a unique dark sky experience in the Pukaki Observatory and adjoining wine cellar.
Starting in the wine cellar you will be treated to refreshments and nibbles whilst being introduced to the Dark Sky Reserve features.
Then moving through to the Observatory, view the Milky Way Galaxy, stars and planets through our telescope or explore your astrophotography skills.

Also, well-sited for Aurora Australis viewing.

The observatory is equipped with a 6" refractor telescope.

$115 p.p. (min 4)

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