StargazingOur region’s perfect for stargazing – and there are plenty of ways to get starry-eyed.
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.
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:
Earth and Sky Mt John stargazing
Based in Lake Tekapo, Earth and Sky offers a range of stargazing tours from day tours of the scientific Mt John Observatory to night time observation tours.
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.