Groups and Special Interest Tours

Travelling to Takapō as part of a group? Let us help you put together a memorable experience with our customised astronomy packages.

Dark Sky Project offer privately hosted group tours of Mount John Observatory, Cowan’s Private Observatory and in our purpose-built technological and interactive venue.

Our tour packages can be tailored perfectly to suit your group needs, such as a bespoke star-gazing astrophotography experience for photography clubs, with the option to include a dining experience at our iconic lakeside restaurant the Dark Sky Diner for corporate and community groups.

We also host primary and secondary school students, offering a hands-on educational experience

To find out more, complete the form below, freephone 0800 327 5759 or email

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Twin observatory domes with the milky way in the background