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Mt John Tekapo Telescope
Earth & Sky Mt John Observatory, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie Country



Earth & Sky Mt John Observatory, Lake Tekapo
New Zealand's Premier Day and Night Attraction
Lake Tekapo

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Mt John Tekapo Telescope
Home to the Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve. The International Dark-Sky Association remarks, "The new reserve is coming in at a Gold level status. That means the skies there are almost totally free from light pollution. To put it simply, it is one of the best stargazing sites on Earth."
Lonely Planet states, "The Astro Cafe's glass-walled pavilion atop Mt John has spectacular 360-degree views across the entire Mackenzie Basin - quite possibly one of the planet's best locations for a cafe. Tuck into bagels with local Aoraki salmon, or fresh ham-off-the-bone sandwiches; the coffee and cake is pretty good, too."


Drive or hike 300m to the summit of Mt John for amazing views of the Mackenzie Basin, Southern Alps and turquoise blue Lake Tekapo. Visit the ASTRO CAFE, and enjoy high country fare and great coffees.
Imagine viewing day-time stars on a day tour of Mt John University Observatory. Favourable skies and powerful telescopes allow the sun, stars or a planet to be viewed. Marvel at New Zealand's largest telescope, the MOA and learn about the research it conducts.
Astro Cafe at Mt John Observatory


Earth & Sky Astronomy Tours
Take in the stunning view from Mt John after the Sun sets below the Southern Alps. You will have a chance to visit the world's southern-most optical research facility. New Zealand's largest telescope and explore the working environment of astronomers. Enjoy a delicious treat in our Astro-Café while enjoying a short multimedia presentation; then join us outside to peer through telescopes and explore the darkening sky. This tour has something for everyone!

Important:

- This tour does not get cancel for cloud cover. Only for extreme weather conditions such us snow, high winds or rain.
- Children must be over 8 years old or over to join this tour.
- Only available during summer months.

Join us for our famous Mt John Observatory tour, located in the world's largest dark sky reserve. On the night tour we provide transport, equipment and guidance; all you need to bring are keen eyes, warm clothes and a desire to see, learn and experience! Telescopes are able to reveal familiar planets through to rich star clusters. Bring your DSLR camera; be amazed with what you could capture.
Night Photography at Mt John Observatory Tekapo New Zealand


Phone numbers: +64 3 680 6960
Fax: +64 3 680 6950
Address: PO Box 112
Lake Tekapo

Make a booking with Earth & Sky Mt John Observatory, Lake Tekapo  Make an inquiry about Earth & Sky Mt John Observatory, Lake Tekapo   Click to visit the Earth & Sky Mt John Observatory, Lake Tekapowebsite.

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