Whitimanuka Guests

Private Star Safari

For Whitimanuka guests

We offer private Star Safaris outside of our normal operating hours. Please contact us in advance to agree on a time. 

If you wish to visit us during our normal operating hours then please click here

private star safari

Stargazing. Big Telescopes. Space Shop. Astrophotography. Space Science Communication. Virtual night sky tours.

Have Sam and Hari show you the night sky on a private Star Safari.

Please contact us to agree on a time first and then we will send you a link where to book your session.

Price: $75/person; 15 and under are free; 

We look forward to meeting you. 

A Star Safari just for you. 

We operate under the Traffic Light Red conditions

Covid - 19 info

  • You must scan in for contact tracing to participate in Star Safari.

  • You must wear a mask at all times and maintain 1m social distancing. 
  • We will check vaccination status on arrival so please have your vaccination passes available.

  • If you are feeling unwell then it is important you do not attend.

important things

We will be outside for most of the session. Please bring warm clothing, it gets cold at night. Dress as if you would go hiking in winter. Hats, gloves, and boots are highly recommended. Even in summer it can get cold. 

Yes. You don’t need any knowledge about the night sky to attend a Star Safari.

If you are an advanced stargazer you will enjoy in depth exploration of the night sky from a fabulous location.

We have telescopes, binoculars and augmented reality models of the planets but you can bring your own camera and a tripod if you wish to take photos of the night sky. 

Yes. In fact, anyone 15 and under is free when accompanied by adults. 

The site is within short walking distance from the carpark and we have seating available.

Yes. You can join us for private Star Safari and look at any objects you are interested in, if they are visible that time of the year.

We are also soon reopening our weekend courses in stargazing, introduction to astronomy, astrophotography and the very famous telescope course.  

Get a shuttle from Wai Tours. Call Pamela on 028 410 2614 or email info@waitours.co.nz 


If you have not been there already, among the great places to stay that Wairarapa offers, on Glen Eden is the stunning Whitimanuka Retreat. This is an amazing self contained retreat set amongst rolling hills and native bush and minutes close to Star Safari.


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Under some of the most beautiful skies on Earth

give yourself some space this weekend