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Wainuiomata Regional Park is on its way to achieving dark sky place accreditation. As Wellingtonians, we are incredibly lucky to have this in our backyard. There are currently only four dark sky places in New Zealand!

Light pollution in the city washes out our view of the space, and only the brightest stars pierce the glow. Wainuiomata Regional Park is one of the most peaceful spots in the region, yet it has one of the busiest dark skies visible from Earth.

The Park offers some of best star-gazing in New Zealand, impressive considering how accessible it is from Wellington city! It's only a 30-minute drive from the CBD, but we promise you'll feel like you're a world away.

We are running a series of celestial-themed events this winter, so come and see the starry magic for yourself. More events are to be announced so stay tuned.

All events start and finish at Wainuiomata Regional Park (10 Whitcher Grove, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt Wellington Region).

Dark Skies Events

Events for 2024 will be announced soon. 

Bright stars in the night sky
Bright stars in the night sky
Updated May 1, 2024 at 11:04 AM

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