Night Sky Experience

Lakestone Lodge is located in the middle of the largest International Dark Sky Reserve and is one of the best places in the world to see the Milky Way (depending on conditions).

We offer a unique guided tour in our purpose built Night Sky Arena where you can kick back in a recliner chair, snug with a warm woolen blanket.

A complimentary mulled wine, hot chocolate, tea or coffee is also provided to warm your insides on those cold winter nights. Hand warmers are available and fine Merino products are also available for purchase if required.

Lie back and if you are lucky you will see the following features with your naked eye:

'shooting stars'
satellites passing overhead
planets
the Southern Cross
the Milky Way

other galaxies

Your guide will point out all the highlights of the southern sky with a high powered laser pointer, teach you how to navigate using the stars and explain some Maori legends about the sky as well as other interesting theories.

Group tours for 2-6 guests are offered Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday nights.  Approximately 1 Hour Duration.  Please see the table below for dates, times and costs.

Private tours can be arranged at other times to suit.

Please email your interest and bookings will be confirmed on the day at Lakestone Lodge.

**Please Note** when the moon is full or near full it floods the night sky with reflected light and makes the fainter stars impossible to see with the naked eye. It is recommended for the best experience to come to Lakestone Lodge in winter around the time of the new moon if possible.   

2021 April 1, Thursday  -  9:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 April 2, Friday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 April 3, Saturday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 April 4, Sunday  -  8:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 April 5, Monday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 April 6, Tuesday  -  8:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 April 7, Wednesday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 April 8, Thursday  -  9:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 April 9, Friday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 April 10, Saturday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 April 11, Sunday  -  8:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 April 12, Monday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 April 13, Tuesday  -  8:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 April 14, Wednesday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 April 15, Thursday  -  9:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 April 16, Friday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 April 17, Saturday  -  8:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Private Tour $250
2021 April 18, Sunday  -  8:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 April 19, Monday  -  8:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Private Tour $250
2021 April 20, Tuesday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 April 21, Wednesday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 April 22, Thursday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 April 23, Friday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 April 24, Saturday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 April 25, Sunday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 April 26, Monday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 April 27, Tuesday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 April 28, Wednesday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 April 29, Thursday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 April 30, Friday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 May 1, Saturday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 May 2, Sunday  -  8:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 May 3, Monday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 May 4, Tuesday  -  8:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 May 5, Wednesday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 May 6, Thursday  -  9:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 May 7, Friday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 May 8, Saturday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 May 9, Sunday  -  8:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 May 10, Monday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 May 11, Tuesday  -  8:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 May 12, Wednesday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 May 13, Thursday  -  9:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 May 14, Friday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 May 15, Saturday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 May 16, Sunday  -  8:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 May 17, Monday  -  8:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Private Tour $250
2021 May 18, Tuesday  -  8:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 May 19, Wednesday  -  8:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Private Tour $250
2021 May 20, Thursday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 May 21, Friday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 May 22, Saturday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 May 23, Sunday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 May 24, Monday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 May 25, Tuesday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 May 26, Wednesday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 May 27, Thursday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 May 28, Friday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 May 29, Saturday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 May 30, Sunday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 May 31, Monday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 June 1, Tuesday  -  8:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 June 2, Wednesday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 June 3, Thursday  -  9:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 June 4, Friday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 June 5, Saturday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 June 6, Sunday  -  8:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 June 7, Monday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 June 8, Tuesday  -  8:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 June 9, Wednesday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 June 10, Thursday  -  9:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 June 11, Friday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 June 12, Saturday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 June 13, Sunday  -  8:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 June 14, Monday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 June 15, Tuesday  -  8:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 June 16, Wednesday  -  8:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Private Tour $250
2021 June 17, Thursday  -  9:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 June 18, Friday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 June 19, Saturday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 June 20, Sunday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 June 21, Monday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 June 22, Tuesday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 June 23, Wednesday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 June 24, Thursday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 June 25, Friday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 June 26, Saturday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 June 27, Sunday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 June 28, Monday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 June 29, Tuesday  -  8:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 June 30, Wednesday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 July 1, Thursday  -  9:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 July 2, Friday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 July 3, Saturday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 July 4, Sunday  -  8:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 July 5, Monday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 July 6, Tuesday  -  8:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 July 7, Wednesday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 July 8, Thursday  -  9:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 July 9, Friday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 July 10, Saturday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 July 11, Sunday  -  8:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 July 12, Monday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 July 13, Tuesday  -  8:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 July 14, Wednesday  -  8:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Private Tour $250
2021 July 15, Thursday  -  9:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 July 16, Friday  -  8:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Private Tour $250
2021 July 17, Saturday  -  8:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Private Tour $250
2021 July 18, Sunday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 July 19, Monday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 July 20, Tuesday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 July 21, Wednesday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 July 22, Thursday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 July 23, Friday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 July 24, Saturday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 July 25, Sunday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 July 26, Monday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 July 27, Tuesday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 July 28, Wednesday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 July 29, Thursday  -  9:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 July 30, Friday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 July 31, Saturday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 August 1, Sunday  -  8:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 August 2, Monday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 August 3, Tuesday  -  8:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 August 4, Wednesday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 August 5, Thursday  -  9:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 August 6, Friday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 August 7, Saturday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 August 8, Sunday  -  8:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 August 9, Monday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 August 10, Tuesday  -  8:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 August 11, Wednesday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 August 12, Thursday  -  9:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 August 13, Friday  -  8:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Private Tour $250
2021 August 14, Saturday  -  8:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Private Tour $250
2021 August 15, Sunday  -  8:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 August 16, Monday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 August 17, Tuesday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 August 18, Wednesday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 August 19, Thursday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 August 20, Friday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 August 21, Saturday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 August 22, Sunday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 August 23, Monday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 August 24, Tuesday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 August 25, Wednesday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 August 26, Thursday  -  9:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 August 27, Friday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 August 28, Saturday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 August 29, Sunday  -  8:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 August 30, Monday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 August 31, Tuesday  -  8:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 September 1, Wednesday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 September 2, Thursday  -  9:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 September 3, Friday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 September 4, Saturday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 September 5, Sunday  -  8:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 September 6, Monday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 September 7, Tuesday  -  8:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 September 8, Wednesday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 September 9, Thursday  -  9:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 September 10, Friday  -  8:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Private Tour $250
2021 September 11, Saturday  -  8:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Private Tour $250
2021 September 12, Sunday  -  8:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 September 13, Monday  -  8:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Private Tour $250
2021 September 14, Tuesday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 September 15, Wednesday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 September 16, Thursday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 September 17, Friday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 September 18, Saturday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 September 19, Sunday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 September 20, Monday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 September 21, Tuesday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 September 22, Wednesday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 September 23, Thursday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 September 24, Friday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 September 25, Saturday  -  8:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 September 26, Sunday  -  9:00pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 September 27, Monday  -  9:00pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 September 28, Tuesday  -  9:00pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 September 29, Wednesday  -  9:00pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 September 30, Thursday  -  9:00pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 October 1, Friday  -  9:00pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 October 2, Saturday  -  9:00pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 October 3, Sunday  -  9:00pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 October 4, Monday  -  9:00pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 October 5, Tuesday  -  9:00pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 October 6, Wednesday  -  9:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 October 7, Thursday  -  9:30pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 October 8, Friday  -  9:30pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 October 9, Saturday  -  9:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Private Tour $250
2021 October 10, Sunday  -  9:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 October 11, Monday  -  9:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Private Tour $250
2021 October 12, Tuesday  -  9:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 October 13, Wednesday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 October 14, Thursday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 October 15, Friday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 October 16, Saturday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 October 17, Sunday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 October 18, Monday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 October 19, Tuesday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 October 20, Wednesday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 October 21, Thursday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 October 22, Friday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 October 23, Saturday  -  10:00pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 October 24, Sunday  -  10:00pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 October 25, Monday  -  10:00pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 October 26, Tuesday  -  10:00pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 October 27, Wednesday  -  10:00pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 October 28, Thursday  -  10:00pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 October 29, Friday  -  10:00pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 October 30, Saturday  -  10:00pm  -  Private Tour $250
2021 October 31, Sunday  -  10:00pm  -  Group Tour $75pp
2021 November 1, Monday  -  10:00pm  -  Private Tour $350
2021 November 2, Tuesday  -  10:00pm  -  Group Tour $125pp
2021 November 3, Wednesday  -  10:00pm  -  Private Tour $350
2021 November 4, Thursday  -  10:00pm  -  Group Tour $125pp
2021 November 5, Friday  -  10:00pm  -  Private Tour $350
2021 November 6, Saturday  -  10:00pm  -  Private Tour $350
2021 November 7, Sunday  -  10:00pm Partially moon effected  -  Group Tour $125pp
2021 November 8, Monday  -  10:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Private Tour $350
2021 November 9, Tuesday  -  10:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Group Tour $125pp
2021 November 10, Wednesday  -  10:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Private Tour $350
2021 November 11, Thursday  -  10:30pm Partially moon effected  -  Group Tour $125pp
2021 November 12, Friday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 November 13, Saturday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 November 14, Sunday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 November 15, Monday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 November 16, Tuesday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 November 17, Wednesday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 November 18, Thursday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 November 19, Friday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 November 20, Saturday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 November 21, Sunday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 November 22, Monday  -  11:00pm  -  Private Tour $350
2021 November 23, Tuesday  -  11:00pm  -  Group Tour $125pp
2021 November 24, Wednesday  -  11:00pm  -  Private Tour $350
2021 November 25, Thursday  -  11:00pm  -  Group Tour $125pp
2021 November 26, Friday  -  11:00pm  -  Private Tour $350
2021 November 27, Saturday  -  11:00pm  -  Private Tour $350
2021 November 28, Sunday  -  11:00pm  -  Group Tour $125pp
2021 November 29, Monday  -  11:00pm  -  Private Tour $350
2021 November 30, Tuesday  -  11:00pm  -  Group Tour $125pp
2021 December 1, Wednesday  -  11:00pm  -  Private Tour $350
2021 December 2, Thursday  -  11:00pm  -  Group Tour $125pp
2021 December 3, Friday  -  11:00pm  -  Private Tour $350
2021 December 4, Saturday  -  11:00pm  -  Private Tour $350
2021 December 5, Sunday  -  11:00pm  -  Group Tour $125pp
2021 December 6, Monday  -  11:00pm  -  Private Tour $350
2021 December 7, Tuesday  -  11:00pm Partially moon effected  -  Group Tour $125pp
2021 December 8, Wednesday  -  11:00pm Partially moon effected  -  Private Tour $350
2021 December 9, Thursday  -  11:00pm Partially moon effected  -  Group Tour $125pp
2021 December 10, Friday  -  11:00pm Partially moon effected  -  Private Tour $350
2021 December 11, Saturday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 December 12, Sunday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 December 13, Monday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 December 14, Tuesday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 December 15, Wednesday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 December 16, Thursday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 December 17, Friday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 December 18, Saturday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 December 19, Sunday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 December 20, Monday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 December 21, Tuesday  -  No Night Sky Experience due to the moon brightness    
2021 December 22, Wednesday  -    11:00pm  -  Private Tour $350
2021 December 23, Thursday  -    11:00pm  -  Private Tour $350
2021 December 24, Friday  -    11:00pm  -  Private Tour $350
2021 December 25, Saturday  -      11:00pm  -  Private Tour $350
2021 December 26, Sunday  -     11:00pm  -  Private Tour $350
2021 December 27, Monday  -     11:00pm  -  Private Tour $350
2021 December 28, Tuesday  -      11:00pm  -  Private Tour $350
2021 December 29, Wednesday  -   11:00pm  -  Private Tour $350
2021 December 30, Thursday  -    11:00pm  -  Private Tour $350
2021 December 31, Friday  -     11:00pm  -  Private Tour $350