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.
for a guided tour during daytime
on a star safari
visit our mars EXHIBITION – opens 15 November
events at the henge
Throughout the year, we hold many other events. Check out our upcoming events
upcoming Events and courses
On May 26th we have a very special celestial event. Not only is it a ‘Super Moon’ but we also have a Total Eclipse.
For more than 6,000 years, throughout Europe and Asia, the dawn rising of the Pleiades star cluster, was the most significant and celebrated of events. The appearance of these stars, which are also known as ‘The Seven Sisters’, heralds the return of life following the harsh northern hemisphere winter. They marked the beginning of the year … Continue reading Saturday, June 5th @7PM: Matariki– Work of the Gods
Come learn about the traditions occurring around the shortest day of the year! The programme consists of watching the sun set over the heel stone (weather permitting) followed by a presentation by Richard Hall of the tales and history of the Winter Solstice over both time and cultures
“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.