Pricing and Conditions

Adult $100.00
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Booking fees and transaction costs

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

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Tickets can be cancelled up to one hour before 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 we will have the option of rebooking to a different session.


We are Hari and Sam, an astrobiologist and an astrophysicist. Welcome to our page. We personally ensure you have the best possible experience. Our groups are small to give you enough time to look through the telescopes. Our night sky experience is grounded in science. 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. 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, Star Safari is easy to access, with many Wairarapa accommodation options nearby

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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