Fly for an unforgettable stargazing experience!
The dark, clear skies and magnificent landscapes make stargazing in New Zealand a magical experience.
In New Zealand, the heavens appear closer to earth. Sit back and watch the constellations and the shooting stars in glittering dark skies, where much of the country has no light pollution and is home to some of the most accessible observatories in the world.
New Zealand’s South Island was recognised as the International Dark Sky Reserve, covering much of the Aoraki/Mount Cook Mackenzie region. The Dark Sky Reserve has been labelled as ‘one of the best stargazing sites on earth’.
Head to the foot of Mount Cook or join one of Earth & Sky’s tours at Tekapo’s Mount John Observatory. You will enjoy professional telescopes and knowledgeable, passionate guides for an unforgettable stargazing experience.
Or if you are in the North Island, head to Wairarapa or the Coromandel for spectacular stargazing experience. Catch the cable car up to Wellington’s Carter Observatory, perched high above the city and discover significant stories of New Zealand’s southern skies. The Auckland Stardome is another observatory and planetarium that has special shows for your little ones.