Dark Sky Project

New Zealand’s premier stargazing experience. Our expert guides and astrophotographers share the science and stories of the southern skies at a range of locations including the world-renowned University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory.


$30.00 - $175.00
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Formerly Earth & Sky, Dark Sky Project is proud to be New Zealand’s premier stargazing and observatory experience located in one of the best regions in the world for seeing the night skies.

Exclusive to Dark Sky Project, enjoy a world leading experience at any of our evening locations: the University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory, the Church of the Good Shepherd and Cowan’s Observatory. Our world-first multimedia Dark Sky Experience allows you to discover the night skies from a unique cultural and scientific perspective during the day and in all-weather conditions.

Dark Sky Project is also home to two exquisite eateries: Dark Sky Diner and Astro Café. Both boast spectacular views of the region, friendly service and great menu options.

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Physical address

1 Motuariki Lane, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

High season Low season
(Jan - Mar) (Apr - Dec)
Adult $30.00 - $149.00 $45.00 - $175.00
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Opening times

Months of operation:
All months of the year

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