See stars at the world’s first ‘Dark Sky’ country

In Articles, Travel News by The H4C Team

The tiny Pacific Island of Niue has become the world’s first whole country to be accredited as a ‘Dark Sky Place.’ Basically, it’s a star-spotter’s dream destination — and we’re not talking George & Amal. We’re talking countless shimmering celestial beauties. 

Crystal-clear skies, unspoilt by pollution or mass development, earned Niue a tick of approval from the International Dark-Sky Association. Visitors can now enjoy the spectacle on dedicated astro-tours led by trained Niuean community members, taking in twinkling stars, the Milky Way, large and small Magellanic Clouds and the Andromeda Constellation.

As well as pristine skies, Niue also enjoys crystal-clear water year-round because the island has no rivers or lakes. Photo: Mark Russell

Romantically remote but still readily accessible via Auckland New Zealand, Niue is a welcoming tropical paradise of secret beaches, sheltered rocky coves and raised coral atolls. 

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