Pricing and Conditions

Adult $27.00
(15 year(s) and under)
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Booking fees and transaction costs

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Bookings are essential. The sessions are 90mins in length and involve viewing night sky objects through our 16" telescopes. If it is cloudy then we use our virtual reality headsets and planetarium display to explore the universe. Children are free, if aged under 15 and under, and must be accompanied by adult with a purchased ticket. Maximum of two children per adult. Gift cards are available for purchase and are valid for 1 year.

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Tickets can be cancelled up to one hour prior to the start time of a session for a refund of the ticket price. We can also move tickets to other sessions up to one hour prior to the start of the originally purchased session. In the case of severe weather we may have to cancel a session, in which case refunds will be given or the option of rebooking to a different session.


At Star Safari you will experience the amazing dark skies of New Zealand in the Wairarapa Dark Sky Reserve. Close to Wellington and the iconic towns of Martinborough and Greytown, in the Wairarapa, Star Safari is easy to access with many accommodation options nearby. We use the best possible equipment including enormous 16" reflecting telescopes and high quality optics. When it's cloudy, we take you on a virtual tour of the universe with our virtual reality headsets and advanced science based planetarium software. We focus on providing the best possible experience to enjoy our night sky that is grounded in science and delivered by expert science communicators with backgrounds in astrophysics and astrobiology.

Opening times

Business hours:
Business hours vary throughout the year but usually 3 sessions starting every two hours from around sunset on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Months of operation:
All months of the year


1169 Ponatahi Road, Carterton, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
102km to Wellington International Airport.
bus Proximity to coach terminal:
33km to Masterton.
decisions Proximity to town:
11km to Martinborough, 19km to Carterton, 90km to Wellington, 24km to Greytown.

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