A couple of friends and I are planning to go down to Lake Tekapo to check out the Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve. We are there for 2 nights. Just wondering if anyone has been there before and what sort of activities you would recommend for a few guys to enjoy (hiking, outdoor activities, nightlight etc). We are planning to go down to the observatory on one of the nights.
We also get a day in Christchurch as well - pretty much a driving tour for a few hours. Any recommendations would be appreciated! Going over the labour day weekend.