Kiwi Observatory

Kiwi Observatory is a private observatory, open to the public by arrangement. We have several research grade telescopes, we specialise in education the public about astronomy.

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Kiwi Observatory is a private observatory, open to the public by arrangement. We have several research grade telescopes, we specialise in education the public about astronomy.

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We provide opportunity to observe the night sky using telescopes, and also a day time observing of the Sun using special solar telescope.

Your tour will be run by experienced amateur astronomers, groups are kept small, and you are not rushed.

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Physical address

Kiwi Observatory, 28 kiwi Drive, Highfield, Timaru, Christchurch - Canterbury, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
By arrangement
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
15 min away.
Proximity to town:
Few minutes

Pricing and Conditions

Age restriction:
5
Other charges:
Minimum donation of $15 per person
Further pricing information:
Donation, minimum of $15 per person, to assist with equipment maintenance.

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