Earth and Sky astronomy tours
Take a day tour and enjoy one of the best views in New Zealand. The summit of Mount John is 300 metres above the surrounding plains and provides spectacular panoramic views of the Mackenzie Country. Visit the historic telescope of the original observatory and the larger, more modern telescopes. Learn about the research that is carried out at the facility. On a clear day see the Sun through a special telescope.
Visit Mount John with Earth and Sky for one of their night tours, weather permitting. See why Lake Tekapo and Mount John were chosen as the location for the Observatory. Tour the southern sky with a knowledgeable guide and view the stars and planets through a selection of modern telescopes.