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Summit Experience at University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory

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    Visit: Dark Sky Project, 1 Motuariki Lane, Lake Tekapo 7945 New Zealand

    Immerse yourself in the stunning surrounds, pristine night skies and sophisticated viewing technologies as our expert guides and astrophotographers share the science and stories of our Southern Skies. Our talented astrophotographers will ensure you have a reminder of your unforgettable experience with us.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This was the highlight of our trip to New Zealand! The skies there were beyond what we could have imagined and we could never see the sky like that back in the States. We could literally see other galaxies and the Milky Way was crystal...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    Marketing_NTT1, Marketing Intern at Dark Sky Project, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Kia ora andreaxgau, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us on TripAdvisor, it is always fantastic to receive feedback of this kind. We are over the moon to hear that the Summit Experience was a highlight of your trip to...More

    Reviewed 29 June 2019

    It’s a well designed tourism experience, but could be better. Firstly, we had perfect cloudless weather. Ideal for the night tour. Hazy or cloudy weather would have reduced it to an ordinary night. The much-vaunted dark sky experience can be had pretty much anywhere in...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    Marketing_NTT1, Marketing Intern at Dark Sky Project, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2019

    Kia ora Cpilot, Thank you for taking the time to place your feedback on TripAdvisor – we are appreciate your comments and are always looking for ways to improve our experiences. It’s great to hear that you enjoyed learning about the night sky from our...More

    Reviewed 27 June 2019 via mobile

    We had a wonderful time learning about the galaxy and astronomy from our guides Holly and Daniel. Their passion is truly infectious! What was presented before us was a glorious picture of stars. Holly also used a super cool pointer to point out the different...More

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    Marketing_NTT1, Marketing Intern at Dark Sky Project, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2019

    Kia ora, Thank you for taking the time to place your review on TripAdvisor, it's always wonderful to receive feedback of this nature. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience with us and our guides enthusiasm and knowledge on showcasing the...More

    Reviewed 6 May 2019 via mobile

    Enjoyed the tour overall but definitely think it's overpriced. I wonder how they get away with charging such a high price when most observatory tours are half this price.More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    Marketing_NTT1, Marketing Intern at Dark Sky Project, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2019

    Kia ora GrandTour647629, Thank you for taking the time to place your review on TripAdvisor. We are disappointed to hear that your experience didn’t meet your expectations. We like to think our Mt John Observatory tour is pretty special. We are privileged to have exclusive...More

    Reviewed 30 April 2019

    Fortunately we had a stunning clear evening sky, including the moon a few days after the full moon. Jupiter and some of its moons were visible through the telescope. It was evident from their enthusiasm and knowledge that the staff love their jobs. The hot...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
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    Marketing_NTT1, Marketing Intern at Dark Sky Project, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2019

    Kia ora, Thank you for taking the time to place your review on TripAdvisor, we appreciate your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and had a stunning clear evening for viewing the beautiful night sky. It's always fantastic...More

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    Kia ora ! All our tours are subject to the weather and sometimes the weather can change rapidly here. We will recommend you to book on the first night if you will stay here for several nights. At your check-in time for all... More
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