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Wellington and the Wairarapa Sights

Carter Observatory

  • 40 Salamanca Rd. Map It
  • Wellington
  • Observatory/Planetarium

Updated 02/18/2014

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In the Planetarium lie back and watch an almost limitless range of virtual space journeys. On clear nights view the heavens through the observatory telescope. Don't miss the state-of-the-art displays and a remarkable collection of artifacts including the oldest working telescope of its kind in the country. The observatory is only a 2 minute walk from the top of the Kelburn Cable Car, but you may also wander up from the Botanical gardens.

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40 Salamanca Rd., Wellington, 6140, New Zealand

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Sight Details:

  • NZ$18.50
  • 10–5 Sun. and Mon., Wed.–Fri.; 10–9:30, Tue.and Sat.

Updated 02/18/2014


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