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Good Heavens

Tryphena, New Zealand
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About Good Heavens
Great Barrier Island is one of only ten IDA Dark Sky Sanctuaries in the world. One of the darkest places in the world, guaranteed! Our night sky is amazingly dark as our light pollution is minimal. If you have never seen a sky without light pollution, you will be amazed by the clarity and the brightness of our stars, and the sparkle of the Milky Way. One of our enthusiastic Good Heavens guides is looking forward to taking you on a stargazing experience through this marvelous dark sky in a stunning island location. Having a private tour at your accommodation is another alternative. Use the naked eye, our dark-sky binoculars and an 8" telescope to take in the magic of the universe. Marvel at the brightest stars in the darkest sky and listen to their stories. The Good Heavens team are looking forward to meeting you under the Milky Way on Great Barrier Island, New Zealand.
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When I am at home, I don’t usually look up because there is so much light pollution. As I investigated Great Barrier as a destination, I wondered - what would it be like to experience a Dark Sky Sanctuary? At the time of booking our flights and lodging, we also reserved a
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Response from Hilde_on_GBI, Owner at Good Heavens
Responded Mar 7, 2020
Dear Journeyer, Thanks so much for writing such an descriptive and wonderful review! It was such a pleasure to take the two of you stargazing and to show you the magic our Dark Sky Sanctuary offers - a delight to engage in conversation with you during this private experience, and to provide you with the comforts that we hope make stargazing even more enjoyable. I hope you will occasionally look up and think of the stars on Great Barrier Island ;-) Best regards from starry Great Barrier, Hilde
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I guess we all look up to the heavens now and then and wonder about the stars and planets. There's a story to be told about these lights in the sky and you will find no better place to hear it than on a beach on Great Barrier Island. Good Heavens provide a wonderful service that
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Response from Hilde_on_GBI, Owner at Good Heavens
Responded Feb 25, 2020
Thanks very much for taking the time to review Good Heavens and for your wonderful review. Our guides love sharing the stories of the stars that bring the night sky of Great Barrier Island to life. Glad you liked the location and the comfort we provide. :-) Happy stargazing! Hilde Hoven
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I visited Great Barrier for 3 days , went on an evening star spotting tour - it was excellent ! Sat out under the stars on a warm evening , wonderful views of the Milky Way and thousands of other stars and constellations in one of the darkest places in NZ - and lots of it is
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Response from DeborahonGBI, Owner at Good Heavens
Responded Feb 25, 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your evening with Good Heavens, the comfort, tasty snack and drink that we provide. Our guides love sharing their knowledge and the stories that bring the dark starry sky of Great Barrier Island to life. Happy stargazing! Deborah
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We were a party of three and went to a night viewing of the stars, planets and satellites and were so impressed . It was a truly dark sky with no light pollution whatsoever Our Guide was very knowledgable, enthusiastic and great company. This tour is a not to be missed"
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Response from C2242TQinfo, Starguide at Good Heavens
Responded Feb 19, 2020
Thanks so much for your kind words and for taking the time to review. I loved telling your group about the stars. It's such a pleasure when there is so much to see. Thank you for your recommendation, also. Selina
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What a cool experience to do! Deborah was very enthusiastic about the night sky and knew so much! We still remember what she showed us. Loved the moon chairs and blankets, the hot choc and baking. The use of the laser really helped us to know where we should be looking.
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Response from DeborahonGBI, Owner at Good Heavens
Responded Feb 20, 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to review and sharing your experience. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your evening under the stars, the laser pointer and the comfort factors too! Wishing you many more beautiful nights under the stars with what you've learnt! Deborah
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