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Address: Mt John Observatory, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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+64 3-680 6960

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out of the world experience!

This is the best star gazing session I have ever attended. It felt like, I was out in space and it made perfect sense as to why we are called the milky way. The guides were well... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2016
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

This is the best star gazing session I have ever attended. It felt like, I was out in space and it made perfect sense as to why we are called the milky way. The guides were well informed and friendly.

3 Thank vshallmeet
Korumburra, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

My mates said that this was a must while in Tekapo. I was uncertain at first but the night was perfect for it! The tour guides are very friendly and knowledgeable. I feel like when I head back home I can give my mates a rough idea about the constellations. I loved it! But I can understand others frustrations if... More 

2 Thank elizamerryn
Winnipeg, Canada
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

In Tekapo there are a few tours that go out to different locations. We chose the Cowen Observatory and had a splendid night to view stars. There is a bus that picks you up and takes you to the observatory with an astronomer waiting to inspire you with his celestial knowledge. We viewed various starts and galaxies through the large... More 

3 Thank Lee D
Goulburn, Australia
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Reviewed 23 February 2016

I was a bit sceptical about the tour when my wife booked it. But i had a great time. The staff that hosted the tour were passionate in their role as hosts and very informative. They explained the 'asked' questions in detail and in a way we could understand.

2 Thank DGodber
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

My friend from Japan was visiting New Zealand for a few weeks and one of the activities he had heard was good was this stargazing tour. I used to live in Japan and can understand advanced Japanese so we decided to do the Japanese tour instead of the English one. The tour guides seemed nice enough, although one guy explained... More 

7 Thank Broimjoe
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

We organised this tour at the head office on the day, and were told of their guarantees if weather doesn't allow for good sightseeing. The company is very thorough and lenient. We were picked up that night in a minibus and taken to the observatory. We are the only ones allowed up there at that time as the road is... More 

7 Thank Bubblestef
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2012

We joined the sunset tours in the evening and we are supposed to see the star gazing. We have purchased the ticket earlier but the sky was so cloudy that day. When we got up, we can't see anything even though the sky has turned into dark. The moon and all the stars are all covered up by the clouds.... More 

25 Thank Kaykayhanz

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