Experience the wonders of the universe with Earth & Sky. Join one of the night-time observatory tours at one of two dedicated locations in the heart of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. With tours at University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory and Cowan’s Observatory on offer, you’ll have plenty of options from which to choose. Let Earth & Sky sweep you up in the excitement, learning and guides sharing their enthusiasm for the universe. Based in Lake Tekapo, Earth & Sky provide both education and fun for those learning about the stars and our place in the universe!
During the day, take advantage of a daytime tour of the fully-functioning scientific Mount John Observatory. Visitors can self-drive up the excellent sealed alpine road by day, 11 kilometres west of Lake Tekapo village.
Stargazing tours operate each night (subject to weather). Explore the beautiful dark sky and view planets, stars and distant galaxies. Informative and educational. Earth & Sky operate coaches from Lake Tekapo village to Mt John at night (no private access).