Join us for a unique dark sky experience in the Pukaki Wine Cellar Observatory.
Starting in the wine cellar, you will be treated to nibbles and a glass of wine or tot of whisky from our curated collection, whilst being introduced to the Dark Sky Reserve features. Then we move through to the Observatory, which is equipped with a 6-inch refractor telescope, where you can take a closer look at faraway objects such as Saturn, Jupiter and its moons, star clusters, nebula and planets.
Bring your DSLR camera for some amazing astrophotography opportunities.
The Retreat and purpose-built Pukaki Observatory is perfectly located to explore one of the darkest, clearest skies in the world. This is a stellar experience and is a unique opportunity to stargaze in the world-famous Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve.
Includes: A glass of wine or tot of whisky. Shared group sessions. $145 per person with a minimum charge of 4 guests to operate this experience.
Note: Private group bookings are also available, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book.