To the Top at Tekapo

Tekapo from Mt JohnAfter our visit to Mt Cook it was time to be moving on. The weather forecast was a bit uncertain with mention of snow so we figured on getting further north, east, and lower – in that order. We headed on to Lake Tekapo and made a bee-line for Mt John. Mt John is where the observatories are for viewing the stars; by the scientists and the public. It is also where there is a great wee cafe. And where there is a wonderful view – the whole 360 degrees thing.

So we enjoyed a coffee and the view. And the weather, which was perfect; no wind and sunny so almost warm. We even got a look at the sun and Venus through telescopes.

From Mt John observatory

View south-west from Mt John observatory towards Ben Ohau Range

From Mt John observatory

Lake Tekapo and Tekapo township from Mt John observatory

From Mt John observatory

From Mt John observatory across Lake Tekapo towards Two Thumb Range

From Mt John observatory

From Mt John observatory north-west across Lake Alexandrina. Mt Cook is on the skyline 1/4 of the way in from left side.

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