The Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty Sights

Whakatane Observatory

  • Hurinui Ave. Map It
  • Whakatane
  • Observatory/Planetarium

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

If you've a hankering to see the stars from an antipodean perspective, check out the Whakatane Observatory, up on a hill above the town. With no city lights to obscure the view, the skies here rate among the clearest in the country. Showings are obviously weather dependent, however on a good night you will see in stark clarity sights such as the "jewel box," a cluster of multicolor stars near the Southern Cross. Nighttime presentations are informal and informative, led by local astrologer Norm Izett.

Sight Information

Address:

Hurinui Ave., Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, 3120, New Zealand

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Phone:

07-308–6495

Sight Details:

  • NZ$15

Published 08/30/2016

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