Nestled in the heart of New Zealand's majestic South Island, you will find the Mackenzie Region. The region is renowned for its incredibly clear starry nights, brilliant sunny days, remarkable turquoise lakes, wide-open golden grasslands, valleys of emerald green and snow-capped mountains.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing walk in native forest, a more demanding hike or trek into alpine wilderness, or a quiet place to sit and enjoy the view, or experience the amazing stargazing vista of the Milky Way, the Mackenzie Region has it all.
See more, see further with New Zealand's ultimate mountaintop stargazing experience at the world-renowned astronomical centre: UC Mt John Observatory. 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.
A tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary, humanitarian, ambassador and one of the world's greatest explorers, the centre showcases the Aoraki Mount Cook region, its people and its place in the universe. In the foyer of the theatre you'll find the museum showcasing the history of the Mount Cook region through transport, climbing, and pioneer extraordinaire, Sir Edmund Hillary himself.
Included 2 nights - (dependant on availability)
1 x nights accommodation at the SkyScape Hotel Omahau Hill Station- more than just a night's accommodation – you are part of the beautiful landscape and an amazing stargazing experience with your bedroom built predominantly of glass.
1 x nights accommodation in the Mackenzie Country at Peppers Blue Water Resort, Lake Tekapo
Daily buffet breakfast at the hotels.
Dinner on one evening at the Rakinui Restaurant at Peppers Bluewater Resort based on a set 2-course meal - (beverages client's own account).
Included 3-day Avis rental car based on an Intermediate Sedan car.