Which Stargazing Experience Will You Choose?
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Guaranteed magnificient skies Aotea Great Barrier Island is a Dark Sky Sanctuary. This means it has spectacular skies for stargazing. If you are coming to the island, why not indulge in a guided stargazing experience? If you’d like a stargazing … Read More

Different stargazing experiences on Great Barrier Island
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To cater for all wishes, Good Heavens offer a choice of three different experiences on Aotea Great Barrier Island. This island is a Dark Sky Sanctuary. This means spectacular skies for stargazing. If you are coming to the island, why … Read More

Life in a Dark Sky Sanctuary
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Lovers of darkness Looking at the dark silhouettes of the stargazers huddled in their moon chairs around me, I had a little giggle to myself. “These are dark tourists”. It’s a term coined for people that visit places where morbid … Read More

Gift the Stars – Stargazing Vouchers
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Gift the stars! Give a gift that provides joy, has long term benefits, and a minimal carbon footprint. A gift that can be used any time in the next two years, provided there is a trip to Aotea Great Barrier … Read More

Moongazing with Good Heavens
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Moon rise Did you know that for the two nights after the full moon, you can observe the moon, when it rises out of the sea over the east coast beaches of Great Barrier Island? Quite a sight, when this … Read More

Amazing May!
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    Quiet time Would you have believed it a year ago? Real life science fiction – closed borders, cancelled international flights, and nationwide lockdowns. For the Good Heavens team the virus has meant quiet time after an amazing and … Read More

Night vision
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Did you know that it takes about 10 minutes to gain your night vision? And that it reaches ‘top performance’ after 30 minutes in the dark? Many people do not spend that long in the dark but on Great Barrier … Read More