The Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve
The Mackenzie Region is home to some of the clearest, most spectacular night skies in the world. The dark sky reserve was the third to be recognised in the world when it was created in 2012 with accreditation from the International Dark-Sky Association in Arizona. It was also the first to be given gold tier status and is the second largest dark sky reserve in the world at 4,367sqkm. AMIDSR is the world’s best known reserve and a global flagship for promoting dark skies and astro-tourism.