Guided tour

Tekapo: Indoor Māori Heritage and Astronomy Experience

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Activity provider: Dark Sky Project

Tekapo: Indoor Māori Heritage and Astronomy Experience

Activity provider: Dark Sky Project

From US$ 17.19 per person

Embark on a journey 13.8 billion years in the making with this indoor, dark sky experience. Take a 45-minute guided tour and enjoy the rare opportunity to learn more about science, stars, and Maori astronomy with engrossing multimedia installations.

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Duration 45 minutes
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in a unique experience bringing together Maori astronomy and science
  • Learn about astronomy through state-of-the-art interactive multimedia installations
  • Marvel at the range of stargazing technologies, including a restored Victorian Brashear telescope
  • Enjoy shared knowledge from your expert guide throughout the tour
Full description
Delight in a Big Bang of awe and inspiration at the Dark Sky Experience, where science, tatai aroraki (Maori astronomy), and fascinating multimedia installations are brought together for a sensual treat. Change your outlook on the universe in the best way possible on this 45-minute guided tour. Enjoy your guide's thought-provoking, educational, and entertaining commentary at this truly unique place. During your tour, get up close to the newly-restored Brashear telescope, one of the world's most famous Victorian telescopes. A must-do for all visitors to Lake Tekapo, this immersive daytime experience is a place for people to connect, to discover, and to be inspired, with the aim of empowering others to make a difference to dark sky preservation.
Includes
  • 45-minute guided tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Meeting point

1 Motuariki Lane, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand. The location is approximately 100 meters (110 yards) from the Four Square Supermarket.

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Know before you go

  • Please note that your trip time will be confirmed by the local partner's reservation team after they receive your booking request. English speaking tours run throughout the day
  • The Dark Sky Experience is indoors in a purpose-built experience zone. Tours operate in all weather conditions, day and evening
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I really enjoyed the mix of astronomy and matauranga Maori. So fascinating. And beautifully presented.

April 16, 2022

June 10, 2022

Product ID: 264347