Dark Sky Project is pleased to offer The Crater Experience at the Cowan's Private Observatory from Friday 3 July 2020. Tours will operate Thursday - Mondays. Bookings can be made online or phone +64 3 680 6960. Visitors can also book at the Dark Sky Project gift shop (at 1 Motuariki Lane) which will be open Saturday and Sundays from 11.30am - 3.30pm.
Access to University of Canterbury Mount John Observatory
The Mount John Observatory vehicle access road will be open 10.30am - 2.30pm Thursday to Monday. Please note an $8 user fee applies per vehicle.
The Astro Cafe located at Mt John summit remains closed; please note there are no toilet facilities available.
Dark Sky Project Gift Shop
Dark Sky Project gift shop at 1 Motuariki Lane will open 1pm till late Friday 10 July - Sunday 12 July.
Astro Cafe and Dark Sky Diner: closed until further notice
Astro Cafe, Dark Sky Diner and the Dark Sky Project retail shop remains closed until further notice. Updates will be made on this website.