Earth and Sky Mt John Observatory


Experience the wonders of the universe with Earth & Sky. Join on one of the famous Night-time Observatory Tours at one of two dedicated locations in the heart of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. With tours at Mt. John University Observatory and Cowan’s Observatory on offer, you’ll have plenty of programs from which to choose.

Earth and Sky are all about learning and sharing our enthusiasm for the universe, and the science that gets us there. Based in Lake Tekapo they provide both education and fun for those learning about the stars and our place in the universe! And what better place to set your imagination free and your spirits soaring skyward than the award-wining Astro-Cafe. Visit the Cafe and be the envy of all as you tuck into homemade delights while soaking up the unrivaled views.