A popular tour for those not inclined towards the cold, this shorter tour at the beginning of the evening avoids the worst of the frigid winter nights. Although earlier, keep your eyes peeled as the night sky reveals itself before you over the course of the tour. Head up to Mt. John on one of our coaches to be greeted by our knowledgeable guides who will introduce you to the stars above and delve into the wonders seen through the telescopes. As you’re standing around in wonderment enjoy one of our hot-chocolates to help keep away the winter chills.
What will I see on a tour?
Every night can be different - the following images are only an indication:
What if it's cloudy? Is it cancelled?
You will be advised of the weather update 20 minutes prior to the tours departure. If it is cloudy, we will cancel this tour. If guests are staying in Tekapo for additional nights, we are able to transfer to tour departure to another night – provided there is availability.
What to wear on Earth & Sky Tours?
Check out our short video about what kind of clothing is suitable for tours in different seasons, starring some of our talented guides and receptionists.
What about the Moon?
You might want to check how much Moon will be visible during your tour. During a Full Moon the fainter stars and Milky Way are washed out. At other times, a partial Moon will affect the sky less, and look amazing through the telescopes! If there is no Moon up during your tour the sky will be at its darkest, with the most detail visible in the Milky Way.