Thought-provoking, educational and entertaining, the Dark Sky Experience is an experience which will forever change the way you see the night sky.
The 45 minutes tour, through four distinct zones is hosted by our passionate guides in our world class indoor astronomy centre.
Embark on an interactive journey delivering thought-provoking insight into the world of tatai aroraki (Māori astronomy) and its pivotal role to the Māori understanding of the universe. Using incredible immersive visual displays, we explore the science based narrative of how living beings came to be, and delve into the depths of the Milky Way and get up close with the impressive 125 year old recently restored Brashear telescope.
The Dark Sky Experience is a world first and is a must on all itineraries whether you’re staying in Lake Takapō (Tekapo) or just stopping by.
A treat for the senses, embark on a journey 13.8 billion years in the making.
What to Expect
Dark Sky Project Base, Takapō
Time of day
Indoor/daytime tour (no stargazing)
7 Days per week, 3 tours per day
Length of Tour
Family friendly tour, no minimum age