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Look Up and Get Lost Stargazing Experience

December 29, 2023 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

$65 – $130

Your Good Heavens’ group stargazing experience takes place in a beautiful location under the pristine skies of Dark Sky Sanctuary Aotea Great Barrier Island.

During your stargazing experience, you will hear the waves lapping on the beach below while you look up and get lost in the stars. One of our passionate Good Heavens guides will illuminate you on this magical display, while you familiarise yourself with the night sky, and gain astronomical knowledge.

Lean back comfortably in a moon chair to look up and see the thousands of stars visible in a Dark Sky Sanctuary. The island’s Sanctuary status means that our dark sky is certified magnificent. Plus, Aotea is warmer than many other New Zealand stargazing places, too.

Our guide will draw constellations and tell a range of multicultural stories and interesting astronomical facts. So enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or herbal tea, while you memorise what’s in the sky in a light-hearted and fun way. At the moment, Matariki is in the evening sky, as well as Jupiter and Saturn.

Stargazing does not get more enjoyable than this!

Use our telescope to look at special stars and deep sky objects. Many of these are unique to the Southern Hemisphere. And they look truly dazzling in our super dark sky. A great opportunity to take a closer look at the Milky Way, or maybe a planet or our crescent moon. Spot a satellite, a meteor or a distant galaxy. Marvel at the stars with us. There is so much to see!

Make the most of your time on our beautiful island, by adding on this activity after dark. Our guides love the excitement they feel when we look up and get lost in the stars. They are looking forward to sharing this feeling with you.

Subject to availability. Limited to 12 stargazers.


December 29, 2023
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$65 – $130
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Good Heavens
09 4290 876
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