ETG Stargazing New Zealand

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E: | Tel: +64 (7) 579 3320 | USA Tollfree: 1-866 5317 498 Recently, 4,300 square kilometres of New Zealand’s South Island was recognised as an International Dark Sky Reserve, the largest reserve of this type worldwide. Covering much of the Mount Cook Mackenzie region, the Dark Sky Reserve has been labelled as ‘one of the best stargazing sites on earth’.
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Winner of the Photo Editor's choice, "Crown Jewels above Lake Tekapo". A panoramic image taken at Lake Tekapo, New Zealand, after the sunset with the zodiacal light visible. By Alex Cherney.

The night skies have really come alive lately in the South Island! The Southern Lights/Aurora have turned it up and put on an epic show.


Dark, clear skies; unique celestial features and otherworldly landscapes make stargazing in New Zealand a magical experience.

No, not the same valley! The Milky Way & Moeraki Boulders, NZ. Must make time to go there at some point!