Stonehenge Aoteroa

The Hub of Astronomy in Wairarapa

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VISIT STONEHENGE AOTEAROA

Stonehenge Aoteroa is New Zealand's unique open air astronomical observatory, built following ancient knowledge of the stone circles and adapted to the conditions of New Zealand. We look forward to seeing you here during our regular opening hours and for special events.

June: We are open weekends & public holidays and anytime for private tours

You can visit the henge anytime we are open, without having to make any appointment. Check out our opening hours. 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 daytime guided tour

You will learn about the henge and its link with the past, with ancient civilisations and Māori starlore, Polynesian navigation and archeoastronomy.
BOOK A PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR

Our regular programme

VISIT THE HENGE

10:00AM – 4:00PM
Open any time by arrangement, for private tours

June, open Sat & Sun and Queen’s birthday (Monday, June 7)

July, open Sat & Sun and every day during school holidays, July 10-25
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 June – Wednesday to Sunday and Anzac Day.

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TAKE A STAR SAFARI AT NIGHT

Every Friday and Saturday, visit the space and astronomy experience called Star-Safari, which is a social enterprise that brings access to the night sky for everyone.

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Things To Do At Stonehenge

ANYTIME DAYTIME – TAKE A SELF GUIDED TOUR

You are able to visit the henge at any time by arrangement. See our opening hours below. You can book a private tour with Richard Hall any time, daytime or sunset. Must be arranged in advance.


opening hours

Upcoming Events & Courses

Check out the upcoming events, tours, exhibitions, courses and much more at Stonehenge Aotearoa.

Venue Hire

Stonehenge Aotearoa is available for private functions – weddings, birthdays, and special occasions by arrangement.

PRICING

Guide only to basic charges (charges may vary with individual requirements):

Send us a message if you would like more information or wish to make a booking:
contact@stonehenge-aotearoa.co.nz

News

Latest news and updates from Stonehenge Aotearoa:

Blood Super Moon Lunar Eclipse 2021

Thanks to John Forsyth for these wonderful photos of the blood supermoon earlier in May 2021:

Blood Supermoon 2021
Blood Supermoon Phases 2021

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