Dark Sky Experience Indoor - 45 Minutes

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Highlights & inclusions

Stargazing tours at the Dark Sky Project in Tekapo
Family-friendly daytime experience
Go on a journey of 13.8 billion years
45-minute guided tour at the Dark Sky Project Base
Multi-media daytime show
Science and Māori astronomy

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Sat, Jun 22, 2024

What you can expect

Get ready to embark on a journey 13.8 billion years in the making with the Dark Sky Experience. Whether you’re staying in Takapō (Tekapo) overnight or just stopping by this indoor, all-weather experience is a must on all itineraries. Located at the heart of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve – the largest Dark Sky Reserve in the world. Takapō (Tekapo) is one of the quietest spots on the planet yet it has one of the busiest night skies in the universe. A treat for the senses, the Dark Sky Experience brings science, tatai aroraki (Māori astronomy) and fascinating multi-media installations together in a ‘Big Bang’ of awe and inspiration.

Thought-provoking, educational and entertaining, the Dark Sky Experience is truly unique and promises to change your outlook in the best possible way.


What you need to know

  • 45-minute guided tour at the Dark Sky Project Base
  • Multi-media daytime show (no stargazing)
  • Please check in 10 minutes before the start of your tour
  • The Astro Café is open from 10 am to 5 pm from Friday to Sunday and 10 am to 2 pm on Monday
  • The Dark Sky Diner (located in the main Dark Sky Project office in Tekapo) operates Thursday (4 pm - late) and Friday to Sunday (noon- late)
  • This experience is 45 minutes in duration
Departure Location
  • This experience departs from the Dark Sky Base Building located at 1 Motuariki Lane, Tekapo Lakefront
Additional Information
  • Wear warm clothes regardless of the season as temperatures can get low
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of purchase
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Need help?

  • Email us at enquiry@experienceoz.com.au
  • Help code: D2B-6316
  • This experience is supplied by Lake Tekapo Stargazing Tour at Mt John Observatory


Our Promise

  • We are committed to sustainability
  • We have an approved Science Based Target
  • We use third party verified standards
or 4 payments of $11.50 with more info
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience
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We acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Custodians of Country and their connections and continuous care for the skies, lands and waterways throughout Australia.