Dark Sky Friendly Status

Here at Martinborough TOP 10 Holiday Park we love sharing our amazing region with our visitors at all times of the day and night. We are thrilled to be Martinborough’s first local business awarded Dark Sky Friendly status in a step towards making South Wairarapa an International Dark Sky Reserve.

Photo Credit: Lee Mauger, Martinborough Dark Sky Society Chairman

We have signed up to the Martinborough Dark Sky Society’s Dark Sky Friendly Charter and will be managing our lighting levels in line with the Society’s recommendations. We will be shielding or replacing external lighting to help preserve our clear, dark night sky for local astronomy enthusiasts and our guests. It was only when I moved to Martinborough from London that I saw the Milky Way for the first time, that’s a privilege that we want to protect and preserve now and into the future.

Lisa Cornelissen, Co-Owner