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. 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.
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.
The green colour indicates we have plenty of seats available , while orange colour indicates seats are limited.
'No departure' indicates the tour slot has been taken by another language (ie, Chinese or Japanese).
Earth & Sky Limited Partnership is a New Zealand Registered Company and all prices and transactions are in New Zealand Dollars and include GST. Payment is processed via a Secure Server provided by DPS Payment Express.
Please complete your payment within 10 minutes, after this time your transaction will timeout and payment will be declined.
Due to changing sunset times throughout the year, we will confirm your departure time one week prior to your tour. Check in is held at our Earth And Sky Village Office in Lake Tekapo. The Office is in the western car park in the centre of town, beside the supermarket.