A perfect tour for an introductory look at the Moon through telescopes to inspire your future astronaut. An interactive segment demonstrates different features of the Moon, from the formation of the craters to the phases of the Moon.

This tour has been designed for families, with younger children in mind, who want to learn all about the Moon and various other gems that the southern sky has to offer from our sheltered Cowan's Observatory. This tour only goes ahead on clear nights, two weeks of the lunar months approaching the full Moon.


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 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.


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.



Is your selected tour fully booked or not available? Please contact our booking office on 03-680-6960 or email us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Billing note:

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.