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Crater Experience at Cowan's Observatory

Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Crater Experience at Cowan's Observatory

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icon1 hour 15 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Make the most of the pristine night skies over the Mackenzie Basin with this observatory experience tailored for first-time stargazers. Watch the night sky through one of Cowan’s Observatory’s telescopes, finding stars, constellations and other hidden secrets with the help of one of the observatory’s knowledgeable astronomy guides. With discounted tickets for visitors aged 17 and under, this is a great way to introduce children to the wonders of the Milky Way.
  • Easy to find location in Lake Tekapo Park, near Tekapo township
  • The observatory is accessible to wheelchair users
  • No need to find a printer: downloadable mobile e-tickets provided
  • Refunds provided if bad weather means that the tour can’t go ahead
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GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Professional guide
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
10/1/2020 - 9/30/2022
Friday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10/1/2022 - 9/30/2023
Friday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Dress warm all year round
  • A minimum of 2 people per tour is required. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Earth & Sky
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Wonderful experience
, Apr 2019
We loved this tour. Luckily it was very clear the night we went out. The guides were very knowledgable and friendly. We saw some awesome stuff, highly recommend. It was pretty cold when we went in mid April and you're outside for over an hour so definitely need to layer up. They have jackets available also which kept us very warm. Would do this tour again.

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