Pukaki Observatory & Wine Cellar
Pukaki Wine Cellar Observatory is located in the gold level Aoraki International Dark Sky Reserve, and provides our guests with the opportunity to explore the dark sky (there is absolutely no light pollution here). Explore the universe with us using the latest technology for star gazing and astrophotography.

Guests of the Retreat are invited to join us for a unique dark sky experience in the Pukaki Observatory and adjoining wine cellar. Starting in the wine cellar you will be treated to refreshments and nibbles whilst being introduced to the Dark Sky Reserve features. Then moving through to the Observatory, view the Milky Way Galaxy, stars and planets through our telescope or explore your astrophotography skills. This is a stellar experience and is a unique opportunity to stargaze in this world class dark sky reserve.
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