2 Day Tekapo Stargazing Tour
Visiting two of the South Islands "hot spots", this short 2 day tour will certainly get your visual senses going.
|Queenstown to Christchurch|
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- All transport & transfers
- 1 night accommodation
- Superior accommodation includes breakfast
- Mt John Observatory Tour
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE
Expenses of a personal nature such as meals (except where stated in the itinerary), beverages, travel insurance, laundry and optional sightseeing are not included in the tour cost.
TOUR TYPE - INDEPENDENT TOUR
Independent Tours are not escorted group tours - they are for independent travellers. What this means is that it is not the same group of people travelling on their own coach with a tour leader/escort looking after you. You are travelling independently. However, you are picked up and dropped off at your accommodation each morning and evening and interesting commentary is provided on many sectors.
Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1 - QUEENSTOWN / MT COOK / TEKAPO
Travel north through the historic gold mining region of the rugged Kawarau River Gorge and past Cromwell, famed for fruit growing. Continue through the high country landscape of the Mackenzie Basin arriving at Mt Cook Village, where you can gaze up at the 3,724 spectacle of Aoraki / Mt Cook. It’s a short distance to Lake Tekapo. This evening enjoy a stargazing tour to Mt John Observatory. See the wonders of the southern night sky, and experience the thrill of peering through powerful telescopes. When the stars are hidden from view, take a journey with us to discover the nocturnal world of an astronomer and see a range of research equipment not open to the general public and experience the working environment of an astronomer.
DAY 2 - TEKAPO / CHRISTCHURCH
This morning is free at leisure in Lake Tekapo to enjoy this beautiful area. Perhaps a short walk to the Church of the Good Shepherd. After departing Tekapo, enjoy travelling through the townships of Fairlie and Geraldine before travelling over the Canterbury Plains and into the “Garden City” of Christchurch.