Geraldine Observatory

Based in Geraldine your visit to see the stars at the Geraldine Observatory is a memorable experience you won't forget! Peter Aldous, has years of passion and an impressive wealth of knowledge to share and welcomes visitors to his private observatory. You will have the opportunity to see and learn about the incredible night sky. The range of telescopes and equipment that Peter uses makes his observatory favoured the best in the country.

Kiwi Observatory

Based in South Canterbury, the Kiwi Observatory is a fantastic experience to see the night sky that includes an interactive audio visual tour to see stunning views of the Milky Way. Come and explore!

Just up the road:

Dark Sky Project – Stargazing and Observatory Experiences

Located in Takapō (Tekapo), Dark Sky Project offers a range of stargazing and observatory experiences at exclusive locations in this world renowned stargazing destination including Mt John Observatory, Cowan’s Observatory, Church of the Good Shepherd.

Find out more on the Mackenzie region website.

Aoraki Mount Cook stargazing

Aoraki Mount Cook is another great place to view the night sky.

Tours run out of the Digital Dome Planetarium.

To find out more, visit the Mackenzie region website.

Pukaki Observatory, Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat

Travel to Lake Pukaki, near Twizel, and book in to stay at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat.

It’s here at this luxury lakeside boutique you can stargaze from their on-site observatory – an observatory set within an underground wine cellar no less.

For more on the Pukaki Observatory, check out the Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat.