Dining with the Stars – Private Dark Sky Experience

Good Heavens Dark Sky Tours Great Barrier Island

Tour Overview

Are you looking for a fun night time activity for your team? Something that’s suitable for everyone? The Good Heavens team on Great Barrier Island is happy to help with a stargazing and dining experience!

Wait for us to bring you the evening’s entertainment and dinner at your accommodation or at a dark location in the neighbourhood.

One of our guides will knock on your door just after dark and will pop a delicious smelling dinner and a crisp salad on the table. While you are having dinner, we’ll set up the telescope and our comfy chairs, so that once your taste buds are satisfied, you can lean back under the dark sky and have the stars as a visual dessert. Deep sky objects and any visible planets are the cherries on the cake, which you will consume through our 8″ telescope.

Expect us, with a telescope, binoculars and comfy chairs or bean bags at your accommodation on Great Barrier Island. Give the chefs in your group a night off and enjoy the stars with us.

We will tell you starry myths and true stories about constellations, super stars, star clusters and other celestial objects, that shine their light on us at night. We are looking forward to enlightening you on the wonders of our beautiful dark sky.

This Dark Sky Experience and dinner combined take approx. 3 hrs.

There is a choice of either a delicious smoked fish pie or scrumptious lasagna (one choice per group). Both are served with a fresh Barrier garden salad.

Cost:

$740 for one to four people

Additional guests $155

Additional guests under 13 years old $85

Terms & Conditions

  • Full payment of your tour is required at time of booking. Upon payment, you agree to and accept Good Heavens’ Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy, as outlined below.
  • Tour participants must accept that we are unable to guarantee full clarity, ideal skies, or visibility of certain objects. Tours operate in a marine environment where the weather can change rapidly.
  • Where the Tour is cancelled by Good Heavens either prior to or during the tour, due to the weather conditions, a full refund will be given.
  • Periodically, tours may be subject to partial cloud cover for some or all of the tour, or to full cloud cover for some of the tour. In this event we will continue the tour using the sky which is visible and/or available. We may also make use of a multi-media presentation.
  • Please be aware your tour is not subject to partial refunds or discounts for any reason, including the weather (see Cancellation Policy below)
  • Good Heavens reserves the right to cancel or change the duration and/or location of the tour in response to weather or environmental conditions.
  • If you have any questions regarding the likely tour format and/or weather, please ask us prior to the tour departure.
  • Customers are informed that participation in group photos is purely voluntary, as these images may be made publicly available through Good Heaven’s website and/or social media pages.

Cancellation Policy

  • In the event of rain or poor weather conditions, tours may be cancelled by Good Heavens. A full refund will be issued.
  • If you cancel your booking more than 4 days prior to your tour’s departure, you will be reimbursed the full tour fee.
  • If you cancel your booking less than four days prior to your tour’s departure, we cannot issue a refund.
  • Refunds will be processed within ten working days whenever possible and will, where possible be made in the same form as payment was taken.
  • If you made the booking through a booking/travel agent or any other third party for your tour, the cancellation policy will follow the agent’s regulation. It is then your responsibility to approach them directly for a refund.
  • If you wish to forego the tour due to weather, we will endeavour to book you on a suitable alternative tour within 1 year.