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Stewart Island / Rakiura (New Zealand)

Stewart Island / Rakiura (New Zealand) Image

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

Documents

Application
Press Release
Annual Reports

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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