Pitcairn Dark Sky Reserve
Courtesy Mata Ki Te Rangi

Mata Ki Te Rangi International Dark Sky Sanctuary

Pitcairn Islands

Despite their lack of hotels, the Pitcairn Islands may intrigue tourists with their new International Dark Sky Sanctuary title, which recognizes the island group’s sanctuary—named Mata Ki Te Rangi—as one of just 10 destinations worldwide that have the best conditions for galactic gazing. Travelers willing to book a homestay or private home and make the challenging trek to the remote islands will find government-protected dark skies. —Brandon Presser

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