Dark Sky Project

Dark Sky Project is an astronomy centre located at the heart of the Aoraki/Mt Cook Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. This world-class development offers an informative and interactive night sky experience by incorporating a visitors centre, Dark Sky Diner, offices and an observatory dome housing the historic, and fully restored, 18 inch Brashear Telescope which stands up to nine metres tall.

RCP has provided project management services for the delivery of this new 1140sqm building on the Tekapo lakefront with the isolated location and alpine environment of the site requiring well planned logistics for the successful delivery of this project.

The project has been a huge success and will be a valuable addition to the region and its community.


Click here to read the media release on this project.




Photography Credit – Stephen Goodenough