Haere Mai

Welcome to Dark Sky Project. 

We strive to connect our manuhiri (visitors) to the night skies, inspiring a lifelong understanding and passion for dark sky preservation and what lies above.

 

 

 

THE SUMMIT EXPERIENCE

New Zealand's ultimate mountaintop stargazing adventure, at the summit of Mount John.

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Evening sky with milky way and observatory building in the foreground

 

 

THE CRATER EXPERIENCE 

Stargazing from Cowan's private observatory, the perfect introductory stargazing experience. 

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Night Sky shown from Cowans Observatory with door open

DARK SKY EXPERIENCE

Get ready to embark on a journey 13.8 billion years in the making. An indoors multi-media experience.

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Dark Sky Project Dark Sky Experience Hero 8842

 

PRIVATE CHARTER TOUR

Enhance your knowledge of our Southern Skies on an exclusive stargazing tour. 

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Milky way shown in the night sky behind hubble observatory