Stardome Observatory & Planetarium

Experience the unique wonders of New Zealand’s southern hemisphere night sky at Stardome. Discover the history and significance to New Zealanders of prominent constellations like the Southern Cross and Matariki, in this live presentation.

$12.00 - $15.00
$10.00 - $12.00

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The sky of the Southern Hemisphere contains beautiful star clusters, gas cloud nebulae and star patterns that can only be seen from this latitude.

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Experience the unique wonders of New Zealand’s southern night sky at Stardome Observatory & Planetarium. Astronomy Presenters will reveal the features of the Southern Hemisphere sky as these constellations are projected onto the domed ceiling of the planetarium. Learn about their history and significance to New Zealanders.

Perhaps the most important constellation to New Zealanders is the Southern Cross, which features on the flag and is a symbol for the country. Pleiades or ‘Matariki’ star cluster heralds the start of a month long festival of celebration for Maori New Year in June.


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Physical address

Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, 670 Manukau Road, One Tree Hill, Auckland Central, Auckland, 1023, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Monday 10am-5pm / Tuesday to Thursday 10:00am-5:00pm & 6:00pm-9:30pm / Friday 10:00am-5:00pm & 6:00pm-11:00pm/ Saturday 11:00am-11:00pm / Sunday 11:00am-10:00pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
13km / 14 minutes drive from Auckland Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
A bus stop is located at our gates. Buses number 302 and 312 stop regularly.
Proximity to town:
8km / 12 minutes drive from Auckland city centre

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $12.00 - $15.00
(15 year(s) and under)
$10.00 - $12.00
Other charges:
Optional add-on viewing through the large Zeiss telescope for $10 on Wed, Thu, Fri & Sat nights after 8pm show.
Further pricing information:
Booking is strongly encouraged.

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