Dark Sky

The stars are aligning for Wairarapa as we become astro-tourism central. Just an hour over from the Wellington, Wairarapa is possibly the most accessible dark sky destination in the world. 

With remarkably low light pollution, some pretty cool star-crazy locals and the region’s location at the heart of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail SH2, the sky is the limit.

Check out our dark sky experiences, Star Safari at Stonehenge Aotearoa and Under the Stars

A collective effort is currently underway for Wairarapa to be awarded Dark Sky Reserve Accreditation. We’ll be the largest dark sky reserve in the world! 

Spring Equinox at Stonehenge Aotearoa - This presentation explores stories about how our ancestors explained the nature of the universe, which in turn formed a foundation to world religions. Weather permitting the program will include viewing the Sunset over the Equinox Heel Stone. Thurs 23 Sept 6pm–7.45pm, Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton. Get your get your tickets here.

Stay the night!
Astronomy events always happen at night, so makes sense to stay!  Book your accommodation here or call our i-SITE Visitor Information Centres and they can book for you.