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.

visit our mars EXHIBITION – opens 15 November
The exhibition is free with entry to Stonehenge Aotearoa
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


Wednesday, May 26 @8:30PM: Total Eclipse of the Super Moon

On May 26th we have a very special celestial event. Not only is it a ‘Super Moon’ but we also have a Total Eclipse.

Saturday, June 5th @7PM: Matariki– Work of the Gods

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

Saturday, 19 June, 4:15PM Tales of the Winter Solstice

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


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.