Close to South Island's Lake Tekapo, Mount John Observatory is located in an area with minimal light pollution. An evening excursion to the observatory visists the giant MOA telescope and offers an insight into local geology, history and deep space research for new planets and dark objects.
If the sky is clear you will be able to look at sunspots through a special solar telescope as well as spotting distant planets, star clusters and the spectacular Milky Way.
This tour can be incorporated into a tailor made holiday from Cox & Kings, specialists in self-drive holidays to New Zealand.
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