Great Barrier Island is an International Dark Sky Sanctuary -

an amazing place for stargazing in New Zealand

Away from the lights of the big city and as an off-the-grid island, our light pollution is minimal.

Our dark skies are among the best for stargazing in New Zealand.


Come on a Dark Sky Experience with the Good Heavens team!


COVID19 message to our stargazers

Warm greetings from the Good Heavens team. We hope that you and your family are safe, sound and healthy.

The Auckland region, including Great Barrier Island, is currently in COVID19 Alert Level 1 which means travel within NZ is allowed.
New Zealand borders are still closed until further notice.

Please don't let this stop you planning your next dream holiday on Great Barrier Island.

Email for an update on Covid alert levels in place for Great Barrier Island if you are unsure. You can find the most up to date information on the Unite Against COVID-19 website as well as on the Facebook site of our Great Barrier Island Emergency Response Team.

Nga mihi, Deb and Hilde


Stargazing in New Zealand

A magical night-time journey

This stargazing experience of 1.5-2 hours will take you on a comfortable and entertaining journey through our universe

Use constellations and stars to orientate yourself, while listening to ancient myths

Enjoy looking through our telescope, deep into space and wonder at the magnificence of this nocturnal environment

Small groups, scenic locations and local Great Barrier Island guides ensure a personalised experience

Be captivated by this magical world like our ancestors were throughout the ages


Booking information

For more info about our Experiences, including the role our moon plays, please visit our FAQ page

Read what others have said about us on Tripadvisor and in the media

You will receive a full refund if we can't go ahead with your experience because of cloud

Come marvel at the magic of the stars with us!



Ring us on +64 (0) 27 4290877 if you have any remaining questions or if you prefer to book via the phone.

Featured Tours

Look Up and Get Lost - Stargazing Group Experience

Come and get a dazzling look at our dark Great Barrier Island Sky during this in-depth stargazing experience.
Group tour with telescope, naked eye and binoculars. Suitable for individuals or groups.

Heavens Above - Private Stargazing Experience

Heavens Above! Private Dark Sky Experience - We come to you, whether you are a couple, family, friends or colleagues. Relax in comfort while we enlighten you on the marvels of our dark starry sky. We bring binoculars and an 8" telescope. Does stargazing in New Zealand get any better than this?

Moon Walk - Moon and Stargazing Group Experience

Come moon- and stargazing in the Great Barrier Island Sky during this in-depth experience. Group tour with telescope, naked eye and binoculars. Suitable for individuals or groups.