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. As Martinborough’s first Dark Sky Friendly Business we are contributing to the goal of an International Dark Sky Reserve in the South Wairarapa.

Camping under the Stars in Martinborough.
Photo Credit: Lee Mauger, Martinborough Dark Sky Society Chairman

We will be managing our lighting levels in line with the Martinborough Dark Sky Society’s recommendations. As a result we will be shielding or replacing external lighting to help preserve our clear, 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, above all that’s a privilege that we want to protect and preserve now and into the future.

To find out more about our stunning Night Sky you can visit the Martinborough Dark Sky Society’s site.

Lisa Cornelissen, Co-Owner