Motairehe Marae Proudly Presents Stars of Aotea

Join us for a truly cultural experience of the Dark Skys in Aotea.

In May 2017, Aotea, Great Barrier Island was granted International Dark Sky Sanctuary status. This means our night sky can be protected and conserved for future generations, as well as enhancing our island’s reputation as a very special place. You will undertake a guided journey of discovery through the lands of the Motahairehe Marae. See the heavens through the eyes of Māori. Follow the footprints of our ancestors back into the past. Share in our traditions of welcome and celebration. A guided daytime bush walk is also available.

Images DGBIT Dark Sky Licenced Photos from Mark Russell © 2018

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