What can you do here?

ANytime – take a self guided tour

Come and see the henge during daytime without any appointment. See our opening hours at the very end of this page.

Every Friday and Saturday, we take you on a Star Safari – a night tour of the henge, and — weather permitting, we open our powerful telescopes and gaze at the dark Wairarapa sky.


What’s on

JOin us
for a guided tour
By appointment. Bookings essential!
Venture
on a star safari
Every Friday and Saturday we host a night guided tour of the henge followed by stargazing, weather permitting.

Bookings essential.

visit our mars EXHIBITION – opens 15 November
The exhibition is free with entry to Stonehenge Aotearoa
Check out our saturday courses
Saturdays we teach. Join us to lear about astronomy, stargazing, telescopes and astrophotography.

Upcoming courses

events at the henge
We hold 5 key events each year: the equinoxes and solstices, marking each of the four seasons and Matariki Dawn observances.

Throughout the year, we hold many other events. Check out our upcoming events


The telescope viewing is weather-dependant. When the sky is cloudy, we provide a full tour of the henge at night. Check the weather updates on the Star-Safari page.


upcoming Events and courses

Friday 13 November 7PM – Celestial Navigation
Crossing the oceans has been a human achievement for thousands of years but how did those navigators find their way when there was no land, no mountains or familiar coastlines. Today …

Upcoming courses.

7
November2020
Telescope Course Everything you need to know if you want a telescope or your current one is getting dusty. A 1-day telescope course on Saturdays
Find out more details.
2pm-6pm and night time observingStonehenge Aotearoa
14
November2020
Astrophotography Course4 hours of astrophotography theory followed by 3 hours observing – weather permitting.
Find out more details.
10am-2pm and night time observingStonehenge Aotearoa
15, 21
November2020
Stargazing Course Introduction to the Night Sky for absolute beginners. You will know your way around the night sky and what to do for next steps. Observing is weather dependant.
Find out more details.
course + night time observingStonehenge Aotearoa
28
November2020
Introduction to AstronomyWe cover basics of astronomy. Great course for teachers, students or astronomy enthusiasts. Observing is weather dependant.
Find out more details.
2pm-6pm and night time observingStonehenge Aotearoa

Stonehenge Aotearoa

Located in the beautiful Wairarapa,
Stonehenge Aotearoa is the place where you can
learn about the sky and the earth.

Our courses

We offer courses in astronomy, stargazing, astrophotography and telescopes.

Stars

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” 

― Ralph Waldo Emerson
did you know?

Stars are powered by nuclear fusion. Planets are made from stars leftovers. Most stars hang out in pairs.