Earth and Sky, Lake Tekapo

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  • I must start by saying that the staff were friendly and the guides were extremely knowledgable and enthusiastic who also had university degrees so I appreciate they should all be well paid. But I thin...  more »
  • Got lucky with a near 100% clear sky. The stars were breathtaking. Our guides told us a lot about the planets and the stars and I learned a lot from them. I also got to see planets and stars from tele...  more »
  • We were extremely lucky to have one of the best nights to go up to Mt John Observatory and look at the stars. We met at the Earth and Sky office at 2200hrs for a start time of 2230hrs. We were given a...  more »
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  • Our guides were so enthusiastic that you couldn't help but be caught up in it. And now, i will look at the night sky with absolute awe. Thank you for sharing the joy!
  • So so nice. You have got to go and see this amazing place. Just wish they had a club I could join. Alan Ryan Tauranga NZ!
  • Stargazer's dream. Staff is awesome and knowledgeable! Would love to do it again!!!
  • Great star gazing experience. I dis the twilight tour. You take pot luck with the weather but if it is clear it is great. Well organised and informative and the stars are amazing. Free photo of the group under the stars and free hot chocolate and chocolate brownie which is a nice touch.
  • We ended up on a tour on a cloudy night but still got to see so much! The tour guides are very knowledgeable and were keen to show us as many constellations and planets as they could. Tekapo is a dark sky reserve but I was still amazing by how many starts we could see. Well worth the trip, will happily go again!

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Where to stay in Lake Tekapo

Because of its humble size, the small town of Lake Tekapo has a limited amount of accommodations. That said, among the available lodgings you'll find a good variety of options, from scenic resorts and cottages to youth hostels and budget accommodations. Motels provide a good option along the side of the roads leading to and from the town.
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