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Stewart Island / Rakiura (New Zealand)

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Photo: Rebecca Wilson Jennings

Designated

2019

Category

International Dark Sky Sanctuary

Address

Stewart Island, New Zealand

Contact

Amie Young
Website

Land Area

1,746 km2

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About

Stewart Island-Rakiura lies at the extreme Southern tip of New Zealand and boasts a modest 390 residents. New Zealand’s 3rd largest island by land area, 85% of Stewart Island is formally protected as the Rakiura National Park. Owing to the island’s remoteness and sparse population, Stewart Island/Rakiura’s exceptionally dark skies are a wonder to experience.

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