Great Barrier Island is an International Dark Sky Sanctuary -

a certified magnificent place for stargazing in New Zealand

On top of a sand dune in one of the most pristine island environments in New Zealand

Lean back into your comfortable moon chair and listen to the sounds of the waves below

Become aware of the universe above and the tiny part you play within and wonder...

Could be a better place to appreciate our own planet

Then this sustainable, off-grid, low-waste island on it's way back to the future?


Friendly local guides look after you and entertain you with interesting facts and fascinating stories

That our ancestors used to make sense of this magical night time world throughout the ages

While you gain an insight into our place in the universe, looking up and getting lost in the stars


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 Aotea Great Barrier Island, is currently in COVID19 Alert Level 3.

This means travel to our island is not allowed. In addition, New Zealand borders are still closed until further notice. Please don't let this stop you planning your next dream holiday on our beautiful island. To start with, you can find the most up to date information here, on the Unite Against COVID-19 website. More info can be found on the Facebook site of our Great Barrier Island Emergency Response Team.

If you are still unsure, feel free to email for an update on Covid alert levels in place for Great Barrier Island

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

While you learn to use constellations and stars to orientate yourself, and listen to ancient myths

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


Learn more about us


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 or Covid

So don't hesitate to come and 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.