Dark Skies & Starstruck Nights

MACKENZIE COUNTRY, SOUTH ISLAND

Leave the light pollution of the city behind for clear, dark skies and spectacular views

Whether you think the night sky is beautiful, mysterious, calming or all of the above, the very best place to experience it is in the Mackenzie Country. So, when we wanted to source a dreamy couple’s weekend away, complete with luxury relaxation and star-gazing in comfort, we knew exactly where to look. 

Mackenzie Country has some of the purest night skies in the world. And that’s official, team. The International Dark Sky Reserve Association describes the night-time views over Aoraki Mackenzie as clear, dark and spectacular. Naturally, we had to share this with you. 

Gift the experience of taking it all in from the comfort of a luxurious glass-domed cabin. Sit back and relax on the king-sized bed with a glass of French champagne. Or on warm nights, soak, sip and star-gaze in the outdoor hot tub. 

This is a truly world-class experience in New Zealand’s backcountry, just waiting to be discovered.

Sip French champagne as you sink into the outdoor hot tub and soak up the views.


Dark Skies & Starstruck Nights includes:

  • Luxury couple’s escape 
  • 2 nights in a private Skyscape Villa
  • Star-gazing in the glass-roofed king-size bedroom
  • Complimentary bottle of French Champagne
  • Luxury cedar outdoor bath
  • Gourmet arrival platter
  • Handmade chocolates
  • Gourmet continental breakfast
  • Free wifi

Your Stay

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Once you see the luxurious comfort of the SkyCabin you won’t want to look any further. 

Well, until night falls, and then there’s THAT view. 

The glass dome above your king-size bed gives you an uninterrupted vista of the heavens. The room is sunken into the ground, so when you’re lying in bed you’re actually at ground level. It makes it feel like you’re lying out in the open, gazing up at the stars.   

Each self-contained cabin is nestled in its own secluded spot amongst native scrub and tussockland. If you want to, you can stroll amongst the flocks of sheep on this High-Country station. 

Guests love...

The cedar bathtub sunken into the courtyard. It’s 2m long and filled with pure spring water, heated to the perfect temperature for relaxation.

Paradise

"Wow! This is by far the most romantic stay we have ever experienced. We loved the outside bath bath, searching and finding more stars. Lying in bed and looking up was just magical. Thank you."

Kiwi Couple 

Beautiful

"To say we enjoyed this immensely is an understatement. We loved the bath, and that view is one of the most beautiful we’ve ever seen."

Happy Couple

Magical

"We didn’t think a place like this could exist!  It has been an unforgettable experience that we will cherish forever. The love and care you have put into making this space so magical is evident in every detail."

Claudia and Michael

Complimentary Gift Box For Couple's Escapes 🎁

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Purchase a couple’s escape and we’ll add the cherry on top. For a gift with wow-factor and a taste of the indulgence to come. 

Simply let us know your preferred Grand Gestures gift box when you checkout and we'll have it delivered. We'll even write a card for. You'll tell us what to write of course and we promise to spell check it.

Need to know

French Champagne is complimentary with stays until 30 November 2022. After this date, it is not included in the package.

SkyScape offers a contactless self-check-in and stay. Therefore vaccination passes are not required.

Travel Valid Till
12 months from the date of purchase.

Exclusions
None. Booking dates subject to availability

Voucher is non-refundable.

If you would like to purchase any Grand Gestures gift you must agree to our Customer Terms and Conditions.

Would you like to check dates before purchasing?
concierge@grandgestures.nz

Celebrate in style 💝

Make this year feel extra special. Our couple’s packages include secluded getaways and bucket list-worthy adventures. Our luxury gift boxes are complimentary with all couple's escape packages. 

 

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