Mt John Night Tour Dark Sky Stargazing

Mt John Night Tour Dark Sky Stargazing

Join us to gaze at the skies from the most southern research observatory in the world. Allow our experienced guides to showcase the amazing features seen in our night sky. With the use of powerful telescopes, you can view distant objects such as - planets, star-clusters, nebulae and distant galaxies.

Tours depart every night from the Earth & Sky Office, we recommend booking and warm clothes are essential on this tour. Let us show-case Lake Tekapo's Sanctuary for the Stars. Should there be a cloudy evening you will be offered an 'Observatory Tour', our guides will escort you through this working research observatory you will learn about the projects being undertaken using New Zealand's largest telescope, the MOA.

Then with the aid of a large screen our guides will explain the features seen in our night sky using images taken from the observatory and provide interesting facts and figures that will intrigue you.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Scenic Flight
From: Lake Tekapo - Lake Tekapo
Price: From (NZD) $175 per person
Duration: 2 hours
Tour Code: mtjohn

Inclusions

Return transfers from Lake Tekapo accommodation
Learn how researchers study space as our trained guides help you explore the science behind astronomy
Navigate your way through the sky using telescopes, binoculars and naked eye
View the Milky Way Galaxy and Southern Cross on a clear night, whilst learning about our closest planets and neighboring galaxies

Tour Departures

  • Frequency: Daily
  • Departure Point: Lake Tekapo Accommodation
  • Departure Time:
    • Winter: 8:00pm, 9:00pm
    • Summer: 10:00pm, 11:00pm
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Return Details:
    • Winter: 10:00pm, 11:00pm Winter
    • Summer: 12:00am, 1:00am Summer

Important Information

  • At the time of booking we need to provide Earth & Sky with the following details: customers full names, children’s ages, mobile phone number, accommodation in Lake Tekapo.
  • Child discount available for 8 – 17 years. Minimum child age is 8 years old.
  • Departure times vary with seasons and are subject to change. Please confirm on the day.
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher

General Information

  • Earth & Sky wishes to remind customers to wear your warmest clothing, as even in summer the temperature can become very cold at night.
  • Please note, our departure times are subject to change: please check with us on the day of your tour to confirm your actual check-in time.
  • Astrophotography is available with most tours but please check on the day.

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Mt John Night Tour Dark Sky Stargazing
Sightseeing Tours
Tour Code: mtjohn
From (NZD) $175 per person
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