Heavens Above – Private Dark Sky Experience

Star guide - HIlde Hoven

Tour Overview

Imagine leaning back in a comfy chair gazing up at the stars, while your guide points out constellations and stunning Southern Hemisphere objects. Pop over to the telescope to witness the magic of a star cluster or planet close up.

Your guide brings an 8″ Newtonian Dobsonian telescope, binoculars, comfy chairs, blankets and a hot chocolate or herbal tea to you, either at your accommodation or at a beautiful beach on Great Barrier Island.

We will look at stars, constellations, planets and some deep sky objects, and if you have special requests, we will try and fulfil these, too. Book this experience for your family, friends, work mates, an executive meeting, incentive or even your wedding proposal!

Whether you are looking for a one-off fun experience or a stepping stone for further stellar exploration, your Good Heavens guide is happy to provide. We welcome questions and conversation about the universe.
This stargazing experience lasts for approx. 2 hrs.

​Cost: $600 for one to four people, $120 for each additional guest, additional child, under 13 years old $60



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.