Pukaki Wine Cellar Observatory

Located in the gold level Aoraki International Dark Sky Reserve, Pukaki Wine Cellar Observatory is perfectly located to explore one of the darkest skies in the world. The observatory is well equipped with a 6" refractor telescope, you can take a closer look at far away objects such as Saturn, Jupiter and its moons, clusters, nebula and constellations. We specialise is small group stargazing experiences. The Observatory is adjacent to our underground wine cellar and your experience includes refreshments, nibbles and an introduction the Dark Sky in the Wine Cellar. If you have a Canon or Nikon DSLR camera, bring this along for amazing deep space astrophotography opportunities.

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Opening Hours

Business hours
    8am - 11pm
Months of operation
    All Year
  • Proximity to airport:
    10mins to Pukaki Airport, 2 hours to Timaru airport, 2.5 hours to Queenstown, 3.5 hours to Christchurch
    Proximity to town:
    10km to Twizel

Pricing & Conditions

TO CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING WITH US. The experience is $115 per person and we have a minimum charge of 4 people.