Dark Sky

Food in the Wairarapa

Food in the Wairarapa

Dark Sky Wairararapa

The stars are aligned for Wairarapa as we have just received official Dark Sky Reserve status. This means our night sky is among the best places in the world to view the never-ending star filled skies above. Just an hour's drive from Wellington, Wairarapa is arguably 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, Under the Stars and Stonehenge Aotearoa.

Wairarapa Space Week

Check out a galaxy of events right here in Wairarapa for both lifelong space enthusiasts and casual stargazers, as part of World Space Week, perfectly aligning with the October 2023 school holidays. 

Stay the night!

Astronomy events always happen at night, so makes sense to stay!  Book your accommodation here or call our isite Visitor Information Centres to book for you.