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Mt John Observatory, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

We were told when we first arrived only 40 % visibility but that it could change on way up. We were offered a refund or exchange if wanted, but we decided to give it a go,thank goodness we did what a wonderful experience. Visibility was...More

1  Thank Sue061208
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Professional and well-organised. I booked in advance and was given an 11.45pm slot. This involved checking in 20 mins beforehand for an up to date weather report. The cloud cover is very variable and can change dramatically from almost no stars to 100 % clear...More

2  Thank Julie A
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This is the best star gazing session I have ever attended. It felt like, I was out in space and it made perfect sense as to why we are called the milky way. The guides were well informed and friendly.

4  Thank vshallmeet
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

My mates said that this was a must while in Tekapo. I was uncertain at first but the night was perfect for it! The tour guides are very friendly and knowledgeable. I feel like when I head back home I can give my mates a...More

2  Thank elizamerryn
Reviewed 17 April 2016

In Tekapo there are a few tours that go out to different locations. We chose the Cowen Observatory and had a splendid night to view stars. There is a bus that picks you up and takes you to the observatory with an astronomer waiting to...More

5  Thank Lee D
Reviewed 22 February 2016

I was a bit sceptical about the tour when my wife booked it. But i had a great time. The staff that hosted the tour were passionate in their role as hosts and very informative. They explained the 'asked' questions in detail and in a...More

2  Thank DGodber
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

My friend from Japan was visiting New Zealand for a few weeks and one of the activities he had heard was good was this stargazing tour. I used to live in Japan and can understand advanced Japanese so we decided to do the Japanese tour...More

8  Thank Broimjoe
Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

We organised this tour at the head office on the day, and were told of their guarantees if weather doesn't allow for good sightseeing. The company is very thorough and lenient. We were picked up that night in a minibus and taken to the observatory....More

7  Thank Bubblestef
Reviewed 28 December 2012

We joined the sunset tours in the evening and we are supposed to see the star gazing. We have purchased the ticket earlier but the sky was so cloudy that day. When we got up, we can't see anything even though the sky has turned...More

25  Thank Kaykayhanz
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