A spectacular night sky that must be seen to be believed

When the sun sets each evening of your visit to EarthSong the ‘night show’ begins, the universe glitters a path across the sky over Great Barrier Island. The Milky Way spans the skies and the Magellanic Clouds, unseen in the northern hemisphere, unfold and the star-studded glory is revealed.

There is only one island on earth that has been found worthy of “Dark Sky Sanctuary” status by the International Dark Sky Association. Being off the grid with a small residential population, and the distance from the light dome of Auckland City are contributors to a spectacular night sky that must be seen to be believed. The Dark Sky Sanctuary status protects the night sky for present and future generations.

Watch the Dark Sky Sanctuary video
View the Dark Sky Gallery

“Good Heavens” Dark Sky Ambassadors will come to Earthsong Lodge to give our guests a magical evening. They will provide astronomical binoculars and an 8” Dobsonian Telescope. You will find yourself up close and personal with the stars. The Dark Sky Ambassadors are passionate. They will guide you through the starry southern skies, sharing their knowledge on the basics of astronomy and adding lots of local flavour.

This is a MUST experience. Advance bookings are essential and cost NZ$600 for up to 4 people, then $120 for each additional person.

Contact Earthsong Lodge to arrange a Good Heavens Dark Sky Experience during your stay
There will be no charge in the event of inclement weather.

A world away

When the sun sets each evening of your visit to EarthSong the ‘night show’ begins…

Great Barrier Island Dark Skies really are superb, so join us for a magical evening in this International Dark Sky Sanctuary.

Contact EarthSong Lodge to arrange a Good Heavens Dark Sky Experience during your stayContact EarthSong Lodge to arrange a Good Heavens Dark Sky Experience during your stay