Welcome to Stonehenge Aotearoa!
Have you ever looked up at the night sky, and wondered about it?
Venture with us beyond Earth!
Stonehenge Aotearoa is New Zealand's one and only open air astronomical observatory. We are very lucky to have a fully functional henge here. It is the best tool to learn about the night sky and understand the patterns of stars, planets and other celestial wonders. We look forward to host you here for a Star Safari.
For more details about what happens during the programme, check out our website https://stonehenge-aotearoa.co.nz/whats-on/star-safari/
For school groups and other groups please contact us first.
We are professional space science communicators and space sciences educators with expertise in astronomy, astrophysics, astrobiology and space sciences.
If you wish to buy tickets less than 6 hours before the start time, go to our website https://stonehenge-aotearoa.co.nz/whats-on/star-safari
Before you book you must read our terms and conditions.
BEFORE YOU BOOK READ THIS
Terms and conditions – weather
*As the weather can be unpredictable, we are not always able to guarantee that viewing through the telescopes will be available. The programme of activities for the evening will include telescope viewing if the weather is suitable otherwise we will have an extended tour of the henge and presentation on the night sky using our planetarium software.
*If we cancel a session for any reason then we will refund in full the purchase price through the same process that you purchased your tickets.
*If you choose not to receive a refund then you may select one Star Safari session within two calendar months from the session that was cancelled, you must contact us to book to ensure your ticket is valid. We will not refund tickets once the Star Safari programme has begun.
Terms and conditions – safety briefing
*You must arrive at the start time and be present for the safety brief or your ticket will be invalid and you will not receive a refund. We understand that from time to time circumstances may be beyond your control and you may arrive late, if this occurs then please contact us before the start time so we can arrange access to the site and a seperate safety presentation.
Terms and conditions – families with children
*We welcome children to experience Star Safari and pre-school age children are most certainly welcome.
*For supervision purposes no more than two pre school age children per adult are permitted.
*The family deal is that children 12 and under are free when accompanied by paying adults.
Cancellation Policy and Refunds
MILKY-WAY.KIWI LTD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL A STAR SAFARI AT ANY TIME.
*We will post weather updates and any cancellation information on http://www.stonehenge-aotearoa.co.nz and on the Milky Way Kiwi facebook page at least 90mins before the scheduled start time.
*If we cancel a Star Safari for any reason prior to the starting time we will refund your ticket price in full through the booking and payment system that you used to purchase the ticket.
*You can cancel anytime up to 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of a Star Safari session and receive a full refund.
*Refunds will be processed within five working days through the same booking and payment process that you originally purchased the tickets.
To enable enjoyment by all participants children must be supervised at all times by either their parents or caregiver.
Please dress warmly, it can get cold at night, temperatures can get down very low, so dress appropriately, such as: warm jacket, gloves, long pants, warm footwear, hats.