While you lean back into your comfortable moon chair and listen to the sounds of the waves below, you become aware of the universe above and the tiny part you play within.
So while our friendly local guides look after you and entertain you with interesting facts and fascinating stories, that have helped our ancestors make sense of this magical night time world throughout the ages, you get an insight into our place in the universe, while looking up and getting lost in the stars.
What better place to appreciate our own planet then this off-grid, low-waste island!
Great Barrier Island was the third Dark Sky Sanctuary in the world. Away from the lights of the big city and as an off-the-grid island, our light pollution is minimal. Our dark skies are superb. Yet, we are only 1/2 hours flight from Auckland International Airport.
Join our enthusiastic local guides where the sky meets the ocean. They will guide you through the starry southern night skies and beyond. Gaze at super stars, constellations, any visible planets, deep sky objects, the Magellanic Clouds and the moon or the Milky Way. Use night binoculars and an 8″ Dobsonian telescope to get up close and personal with the stars.
Good Heavens is one of the best ranked stargazing companies in all of New Zealand, check here on TripAdvisor. A full refund is given when cloud prevents the experience from going ahead.
* Look up and Get Lost, group dark sky experience
* Heavens Above, private dark sky experience at your accommodation
* Moon Walk, moon and stargazing group experience
Or enquire about a special event for your group of friends, family or colleagues.
Please note Good Heavens has a vaccine pass requirement under the red and orange levels of the COVID traffic light system.
Group stargazing tours
Private stargazing tours