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Public Matariki Dawn Stargazing


Date & Time:
28th June 2024, 6am

86 Mount Cook Road (State Highway 80), Lake Pukaki

Celebrate the rising of Matariki with friends and family, on 28th June at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat

The event will begin at 6am with stargazing and welcoming the dawn from the Retreat’s lawn. You will have the opportunity to view the Matariki constellation through binoculars and trace the outline of Te Waka O Rangi from Matariki at the prow through to Tautoru on the stern.  

Event Features:

  • Prime viewing location over Lake Pukaki and Aoraki Mount Cook.
  • Watch the stars of Matariki rise at dawn.
  • Stories shared by a Maori guide.
  • Observe Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter through a high-powered telescope.
  • Tea and coffee.
  • Warm blankets and hot water bottles.

Reserve your spot now. This is a free event, but bookings are essential. Click REGISTER NOW for more information.