Night Sky Experience

Lakestone Lodge is located in the middle of the largest International Dark Sky Reserve and is one of the best places in the world to see the Milky Way (depending on conditions).

We offer a small private Night Sky Experience for lodge guests only. Maximum 8 guests at a time.

Guided 10min walk to a secret spot away from the lodge and the highway where the only other light that you see is from the stars above
Relax in a perfectly positioned hammock so you are looking directly at the wonders above.

Enjoy a hot mulled wine or hot chocolate
A blanket and hand warmers are provided as sometimes winter temperatures can drop well below freezing.


Lie back and if you are lucky you will see the following features with your naked eye:

  • shooting stars
  • the Southern Cross
  • satellites passing overhead
  • planets
  • the Milky Way
  • other galaxies


Your guide will point out all the highlights of the southern sky with a high powered laser pointer and teach you about Maori legends.


1 Hour Duration. Cost $75 per person. Email your interest but bookings will be made on the day at Lakestone Lodge.

Please note we do not operate the experience when the moon phase is near full moon or if the weather is not great.