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Astro Cafe

Mt John | Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6007
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mt John | Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful walk to the summit. Restaurant is stunning with floor to ceiling windows showing off the beautiful views. Cafe had fairly limited menu however all of the food looked good, food was slightly more expensive than other cafes. We ordered paninis ($11 each) and carrot...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning location with a great choice of freshly baked items. The coffee was good and the service prompt. As for the views ... wow

Thank MujahidB14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We been July 2018, 2 ways to go up Astro Cafe from lake tekapo, you can just drive up only around 10 mins or you can climb up around an hour! We select the way climb up to Astro Cafe with our little age 3...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived there just after nine o'clock, which was perfect as it was not busy. Breakfast choices where great and so was coffee. Needles to say that the view is just amazing and and what a better way to have breakfast. Would truly recommend this...More

Thank Elena B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Food is great, not spectacular but the view is what makes your meal unforgettable. To get up here, remember you have to pay the park entry fee of $8 per vehicle. Another must do when in the area.

Thank M_Globe_Traveller
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Take the drive up to here and enjoy a great coffee and a bite to eat. The views are of course just the greatest and they have some real yummy food. A special place to take in the scenery

Thank Murray A
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

At around 1000m above sea level, this is an amazing spot for panoramic views of Lake Tekapo and Lake Alexandrina and the Mountains to the north and west and the MacKenzie Basin to the South. Only a few Kms off the main highway but well...More

Thank Ash J
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Awesome views and great cakes and coffee. $8 charge to use the access road is a bit steep but still worth a look.

Thank roadrash888
Reviewed August 1, 2018

We reached the cafe by hiking up the Mt. John Walkway. The view up there was amazing. The cafe has an open area where guests can comfortably settle themselves in with cups of coffees and pastries.

Thank Elle N
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Very good, great view, good service, good produce. We hiked up there to take it all in & recommend the walk from either direction. Great photo opportunities.

Thank Thesons
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Questions & Answers
June 8, 2018|
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Response from Amitabh211 | Reviewed this property |
The climb is steep. If there is snow it might be dangerous.
November 17, 2017|
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Response from birdman222015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay I think it best to check with the cafe directly I live in Christchurch not Tekapo.... check this web site earthandsky/astro-cafe Cheers and happy holidays Enjoy the views and the night sky... More
November 2, 2017|
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Response from Ivar1970 | Reviewed this property |
Eriikita answerd all your question allready, the only ting to know is that you have to Pay 9 nzd to drive up! Enjoy your trip! And the drive to Wanaka!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$5 - $14
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mt John | Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Lake Tekapo
  • Phone Number: +64 3-680 6007
Astro Cafe on top of Mt John, beside the Mt John Observatory. Operated by Earth and Sky Limited, with office situated in Lake Tekapo township.
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