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The perfect introductory stargazing experience. Enhance your knowledge of our Southern skies and ponder the possibilities during an evening of discovery.

Designed specifically with stargazing in mind, Cowan’s Private Observatory is the perfect stargazing experience. Nestled in a giant purpose-built crater to provide maximum wind protection and minimum light pollution, our expert astronomy guides will enhance your knowledge and understanding of our Southern Skies with powerful optical telescopes.

Observatory Night Sky Experience

3 Hours

$299 NZD

Witness the Southern Skies at the Tekapo Dark Sky Observatory Experience. Expert Astrologists will guide you and the family on a journey through the Sky above you

Experience provided by

Dark Sky Project

Important Information
  • Book in advance to avoid disappointment
  • minimum age 5 years
  • The Crater Experience is a weather dependent activity. If weather conditions prevent us from taking you outdoors (e.g. cloud cover or inclement weather) you’ll be offered alternate options including learning about our southern skies from a purpose-built technological and interactive venue.
  • Experience is available from Friday to Sunday only.
  • Early evening options available for Families
  • Dark Sky Tekapo supply ECW (Extreme Cold Weather) jackets.
  • Please check-in at least 20 minutes prior to tour departure at Dark Sky Project Base, Tekapo
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