Our Team and Story 

At Dark Sky Project we believe the night skies should be accessible to all.

At Dark Sky Project, we strive to connect our manuhiri (visitors) to the night skies, inspiring a lifelong understanding and passion for dark sky preservation and what lies above.

We are based on the Takapō lakefront, in the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, the largest gold standard International Dark Sky Reserve in the world. 

Dark Sky Project, formerly known as Earth and Sky, is a joint venture between Ngāi Tahu Tourism and co-founders Graeme Murray and Hide Ozawa. Ngai Tahu Tourism is one of the largest tourism operators in Aotearoa (New Zealand), hosting customers across a range of iconic businesses. These include Shotover Jet, All Blacks Experience, Hollyford Wilderness Experience, Dart River Adventures and Franz Josef Glacier Guides.

Learn more about Ngāi Tahu Tourism 

"Mind-blowing - out of this world experience!"

- Heather P 

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