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.

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

Stargazing in New Zealand

COVID19​

August 12 the Auckland region (including Great Barrier Island) moved to Alert Level 3 for 3 days until midnight Friday 14 August. Good Heavens is closed until Friday 14 August. Please do give us a ring for an update. You can find the most up to date information on the Unite Against COVID-19 website.

A magical night-time journey

Your Experience will take you on a comfortable, enlightening and entertaining journey through our universe

Learn more about our night sky and how you can use the stars to orientate yourself and discover places where stars are born

Look through our telescope, deep into space and wonder at the beauty and the magnificence of this magical nocturnal environment

Small groups, scenic locations and local Great Barrier Island guides ensure you will have a unique and personalised experience

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Booking information

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

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Marvel at the magic of the stars with us!

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.