Probably one of the most photographed buildings in the South Island, this is the Church of the Good Shepherd. Built in 1935 it has spectacular views and couples come from all over the world to get married here.
This is New Zealand's premier astronomical research observatory and the clarity of the light is so good that it has been declared an International Dark Sky Reserve. It's great by day but a night visit is an absolute must.
The Southern Cross features in this photo. The two brightest stars middle bottom are the pointer stars. Following a line from these and up to the right a bit you can make out 4 bright stars in a roughly kite shaped configuration. These form the Cross.