Dark Sky Weekend 8/9th December 2017
December 8, 2017
Hosted by Trillium Lodge
The night sky in December has many fabulous astronomical objects to offer, and we are fortunate to have Chris Benton as our guest speaker to highlight these. Chris, a member of the Auckland Astronomical Society and currently studying for his Master’s degree in Astronomy at Swinburne University in Melbourne, will give a presentation and discussion early each evening, before assisting and helping to point out various points of interest during your viewing.
Trillium Lodge is a Luxury Bed and Breakfast Lodge situated on a high knoll in Tryphena ideal for viewing. All our bedrooms are furnished to a high standard and all have their own en-suite.
Come and join this group and help celebrate Great Barrier Island becoming only the 3rd place in the world to be designated a Sanctuary, make up a group of friends and have the luxury of your own car during the day to explore the island.
This is a small group weekend with a minimum of 4 people – maximum 10-15 we suggest booking early so you are not disappointed.
Our special package includes:-
- Airfares from Auckland to Great Barrier Island return
- 2 days car rental
- 2 nights’ accommodation
- 2 continental breakfasts
- 2 home cooked evening meals
- Guest speaker
To help celebrate this occasion we can offer the special discounted prices below:-
Price per person 4 people sharing (1 car/2 rooms) $608.00 (normally $668.00)
Price Per person twin share (2 people 1 car) $648.00 (normally $712.00)
Single supplement available on request
Set departure times from Auckland departing at 4pm on Friday 8 December 2017 and leaving the Island on a 2.45pm departure Sunday 9th December 2017 (if available at the time of booking these times can be altered).
Regarding unsuitable weather – a decision would be made 5/7 days before departure in regards to cancelling or re-scheduling, however after that as long as the aircraft were flying to the island, the group would proceed, with our normal cancellation policy up to departure day.
In the event of it being unsuitable for viewing the sky we will still have Chris giving a talk before the evening meals.
If you haven’t been to Great Barrier Island before it is a great opportunity to do some exploring, hot pools, beaches, bush walks etc. Lynda and Joanne two of the hosts descend from the local pioneer Medland family and have a wealth of knowledge to offer on the history of their family on the island and the island in general.