How to Dark Sky in the Wairarapa

Food in the Wairarapa

Food in the Wairarapa

Wairarapa is filling up with telescopes and people to help you explore what you can’t see with the naked eye. And that’s the point. The magic of the dark sky really hits you when you see things like the Jewel Box which is tucked in beside the Southern Cross; you just don’t realise what else is out there.


Here are a cluster of tours to find your magic in the Wairarapa Dark Sky.

Star Safari, Carterton

Give yourself some space this weekend. From the creators of Milky-Way.Kiwi comes Star Safari. Discover the universe from space science communicators with powerful telescopes.

Stonehenge, Carterton

The working henge gives you a broader insight into star signs, navigation and the seasons by the stars.

Under the Stars, Wairarapa wide

Build your own star experience with a group of friends. Becky Bateman will come to you with her portable telescope and dozens of stellar stories.

Pukaha night tours

The stars will more likely be glow worms on this tour which brings the native nightlife out for a different side of New Zealand’s natural bush.