Welcome to stonehenge Aotearoa,
New Zealand’s unique open air astronomical observatory. We look forward to seeing you here during our regular 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.
Learn about the cycles of nature, movements of celestial bodies and archeoastronomy: how our ancestors have understood the phenomena in the sky, how they used these phenomena and what role the sky played in their cultures.
Book a guided tour during the day to learn about the henge and its link with the past, with ancient civilisations and Māori starlore, Polynesian navigation and archeoastronomy.
Our regular programme is:
Visit the Henge
10:00AM – 4:00PM
We are open from Wednesday to Sunday and every day on school holidays
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.
Take a Star safari to the henge at night
Friday and Saturday and every day from 21 December to 5th of January
except for 24, 25 and 28 of December.
From 1st of May to 30th of September 7:30PM – 10:30PM
From 1st of October to 30th of April 8:30PM – 11:30PM
Join us every Friday and Saturday for a night tour of Stonehenge Aotearoa. Live stargazing follows weather permitting. You can find more details about it here.
Everyone should be able to access the night sky. Venture with us beyond Earth!
gift a year of astronomy
Buy a year pass for Star Safari and get access to online astronomy with SLOOH all year long 24/7, 3+ Star Safaris at Stonehenge Aotearoa / year, free courses, plus, you will be the first to know about our special events and programmes.