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 during daytime
Guided tour during daytime.
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.

To book a private Star Safari go here.

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


Saturday 20 February – This Island Earth

A presentation by Richard Hall about the Universe, our place in it and who else could inhabit distant worlds.

white and black whale in water

MARCH, Friday the 5th – The Whale Rider

Learn from author Kay Leather how ancestors of the first people of Aotearoa used the stars to explore the great southern ocean.

dirt road cover by dried leaves

March, Saturday the 20th – Autumn Equinox and the Harvest Moon

Join us to celebrate and ancient important day of the year — the equinox, marking the Harvest festival and marking the change in seasons.

Upcoming courses.

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February2021
Stargazing Course – 1st Saturday of the monthIntroduction 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.
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March2021
Introduction to Astronomy – 2nd Saturday of the monthWe cover basics of astronomy. Great course for teachers, students or astronomy enthusiasts. Observing is weather dependant.
Find out more details.
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Telescope Course – 3rd Saturday of the monthEverything 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.
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March2021
Astrophotography Course – 4th Saturday of the month 4 hours of astrophotography theory followed by 3 hours observing – weather permitting.
Find out more details.
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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.