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Located in the gold level Aoraki International Dark Sky Reserve, Pukaki Wine Cellar Observatory is perfectly located to explore one of the darkest skies in the world. The observatory is well equipped with a 6" refractor telescope, you can take a closer look at far away objects such as Saturn, Jupiter and its moons, clusters, nebula and constellations.
We specialise is small group stargazing experiences.
The Observatory is adjacent to our underground wine cellar and your experience includes refreshments, nibbles and an introduction the Dark Sky in the Wine Cellar.
If you have a Canon or Nikon DSLR camera, bring this along for amazing deep space astrophotography opportunities.
Pukaki Wine Cellar Observatory, 86 Mt Cook Road, Lake Pukaki, Aoraki Mount Cook, Christchurch - Canterbury, New Zealand.
- Business hours:
- 8am - 11pm
- Months of operation:
- All months of the year
Facilities and Features
- Proximity to airport:
- 10mins to Pukaki Airport, 2 hours to Timaru airport, 2.5 hours to Queenstown, 3.5 hours to Christchurch
- Proximity to coach terminal:
- Proximity to town:
- 10km to Twizel
Pricing and Conditions
|Adult||$460.00 - $1,150.00|
- Further pricing information:
- TO CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING WITH US. The experience is $115 per person and we have a minimum charge of 4 people.