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.
Newly open is Star Field observatory complex and astronomy. Just 10-minutes from the Martinborough Town Square, Star Field will offer a “premium dark sky experience”. It complements two other established dark sky experiences, 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!