Welcome to stonehenge Aotearoa
New Zealand’s only open air astronomical observatory welcomes you to explore the Universe and rediscover the knowledge of our ancestors. We look forward to seeing you here during our opening hours and for special events.
You can visit the henge anytime we are open, without having to make any appointment. A map of the Stonehenge Aotearoa structure and a short audio-visual explaining how the stones work are included in the visit.
Our regular programme is:
Visit the Henge
10:00AM – 4:00PM
We are open on school holidays from Wednesday to Sunday.
From May to July – Saturday, Sunday and on Queen’s Birthday
From 1st of August to 22nd of December – Wednesday to Sunday and Labour Day.
From 28th of December to 31st of January – We are open every day!
From February to April – Wednesday to Sunday and Anzac Day.
Friday and Saturday
From 1st of May to 30th of September 7:30PM – 10:30PM
From 1st of October to 30th of April 8:30PM – 11:30PM
At night time, on Fridays and Saturdays we are delighted to open the gates to the Universe with our stargazing with telescope programme, called Star Safari. You can find more details about it here.
Stonehenge Aotearoa is unique in New Zealand and internationally and was inspired by the original 4000 years old pre-historic monument, Stonehenge. The modern version you will see here is an open air observatory where you can learn about the cycles of nature, movements of celestial bodies and cultures and traditions from Aotearoa and around the world.