There are only a few International Dark Sky Reserves in the world and the Aoraki Mackenzie region is the largest. At the Hermitage Hotel, you can experience a magnificent guided tour of the southern stars. After an informative introduction inside a digital planetarium, it’s time to discover the exhilaration of stargazing beneath the spectacular southern sky.
Lake Tekapo is a far, far away from city lights, making it perfect for star gazing. It’s officially known as the ‘Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve’. You can visit the Mt. John Observatory for an amazing view of Jupiter, The Jewel Box or the M20 Trifid Nebula.
Castlepoint, Wairarapa also presents good conditions for Star Gazing.