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Immerse yourself in the stunning surrounds, pristine night skies and sophisticated viewing technologies as expert guides share the science and stories of our Southern Skies. This might be New Zealand’s premier stargazing experience. Exclusive to Dark Sky Project, the Summit Experience at Mt John Observatory is in partnership with the University of Canterbury.

Stargazing Experience at World Class Centre

5/5
Tekapo
3 Hours
x2

$299 NZD

Visit world renown Mt St John Observatory, and with expert guides and advanced technology view our Southern Night Skies

Experience provided by

Dark Sky Project

Important Information

Book in advance to avoid disappointment, minimum age 5 years

The nature of the terrain on Mount John dictates a certain level of fitness. You need to be confident walking 100 meters on a gravel incline and be able to climb a couple of steps in the dark.

The Summit 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 our purpose-built technological and interactive venue.

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