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Lake Tekapo Cowan’s Observatory Tour
Product Code: 3855-404527


  • • Observe the southern night sky
  • • Discover a few hidden secrets throughout the Milky Way
  • • Cowan's Observatory
Tour Code
75 minutes
Departure City
Lake Tekapo
End City
Lake Tekapo
Tour Type:
Day 01
Lake Tekapo

Tekapo Cowan's Observatory Tour

Allow one of our astronomy guides to introduce you to the southern night sky. Take a look through our telescopes at Cowan’s hill and discover a few hidden secrets throughout the Milky Way. This tour is perfect for your first stargazing experience, and will only operate if the sky is clear enough to see some of our southern night sky objects.

This tour is mostly run during the busier summer months, and for special events The facilities we keep at Cowan's Observatory are similar to what you'd be using on Mt John, but the tour is a little shorter. It is a dark sky location just like Mount John. Cowan's observatory is closer to the township, offering a more sheltered environment. This makes it a great choice for families. Warm clothing is essential, all year round.

Address: Tekapo-Twizel Rd Main Street Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
Meeting point: Earth & Sky - Booking Office, Tekapo-Twizel Rd, Main Street, Lake Tekapo 7945

Departure time varies depending on the weather conditions. Please contact the local agency to double confirm the departure time 1 week prior to the departure date. The departure time can be confirmed 1 week prior to the operation dates.

Visiting Attractions

Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.


Package Includes

  • Dome housing a 14” telescope
  • Transportation
  • Professional astronomy guide.

Package Excludes

  • Pick-up and drop-off
  • All personal expenses
  • Tips
Special Notes
  • No toilets (Customers please use the toilet before checking in for their tour.)
  • Stargazing telescopes used may include all/some of the following: 35cm and 30cm (measurement is diameter of primary mirror)
  • You will be advised of the weather update 10 minutes prior to the tours departure. If it is cloudy, we will cancel this tour. All customers will be issued with a full refund on the same method that payment was taken. If guests are staying in Tekapo for additional nights, we are able to transfer to tour departure to another night – provided there is availability.
  • Please prepare warm clothing and sturdy footwear regardless of the season.
  • During the summer season, due to the change of sunset times, some tours depart after midnight.
  • Please re-confirm the departure time and meeting location with us 1 day prior to the departure date.
  • Use of white light (i.e. camera flashes, torches, etc.) is prohibited during the tour.
  • We exercise a no drinking or smoking policy on all of our tours and we reserve the right to refuse those who present themselves at check-in intoxicated.
  • Weather conditions determine departure times, tour locations, and content. These can be changed at the discretion of Earth and Sky staff.
  • We highly recommend that you book the tour at least 2 days prior to the departure date since it's soldout quickly.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Adult: 18 and older
* Child: 5-17
* No child under 5 years of age will be admitted.
* There is a minimum of 2 persons for each order.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.

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