Wairarapa is the only internationally recognised Dark Sky Reserve in the North Island and is the most accessible of the 21 protected Dark Sky Reserves in the world. At night, take a guided tour at Stonehenge Aotearoa to admire the purest dark sky. The next day carry on with an wine sampling experience from local vineyards dotted along the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail.
Accommodation ranges from boutique hotels to homestay cottages. Having a car for transport works best; it’s a big area.