Earth and Sky Observatory
Lake Tekapo, South Canterbury
Mount John Observatory and its spectacular alpine lookout is a place to truly experience and learn. Situated just halfway between Christchurch and Queenstown, beside picturesque Lake Tekapo, is New Zealand's leading astronomical research facility, with a glass-walled cafe where you would least expect it.
6 Lakeside Dr, Lake Tekapo
Sit back and relax in one of the three large outdoor hot pools at Tekapo Springs, heated to between 36 - 40 degrees, boasting amazing views of Lake Tekapo and the Southern Alps. Relax in our European style sauna & steam rooms, with a cold water plunge pool for the brave!