Dark Sky Project
Located in the heart of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, Takapo (Tekapo) is one of the quietest spots on the planet yet it has one of the busiest night skies in the universe.
Dark Sky Project are proud to be world-leaders in astro-tourism and offer a range of stargazing and observatory experiences at exclusive locations in this world-renowned stargazing destination including the world renowned University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory, the Church of the Good Shepherd and Cowan’s Observatory.
Dark Sky Project is the ultimate place to reflect, to discover and to be inspired. Join an evening tour at these exclusive locations and take in the stunning surrounds, pristine night skies and premier destinations with the expert guides. Discover the night sky during the day with the new world-first indoor multi-media astronomy experience that combines tatai aroraki (Maori astronomy) and science
During the day, sit back and relax at Dark Sky Project’s two exquisite eateries. Enjoy a refreshment at the Astro Café whilst taking in the stunning surrounds from the summit of Mt John and overlook the picturesque Lake Tekapo as you dine at Dark Sky Diner.
Departure times vary. Bookings are advised.