New Zealand’s greatest gifts: Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve – Siobhan Downes. 

New Zealand is known for its abundance of natural treasures on land – but to see one of its star attractions, you need to shift your eyes skyward.

While many people around the world have never seen a sky full of stars because of the damaging effects of light pollution, the skies above the heart of the South Island are blessed with thousands of glittering constellations, as far as the eye can see.

The Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve is the only one of its kind in the southern hemisphere, and one of only 11 in the world.

Stuff.co.nz

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