Stardome Observatory, Auckland

Currently Closed
  • Address: 670 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +64-96241246
  • Ticket Price: 15 NZD
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Observatory, Planetarium , Family And Kids
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About Stardome Observatory, Auckland

As stated on their official website, “Experience the unique wonders of New Zealand’s southern night sky at Stardome Observatory & Planetarium”. Founded in 1967, the Stardome Observatory is a public astronomical observatory situated in Cornwall Park near One Tree Hill. The specialised astronomy presenters will reveal the features of the Southern Hemisphere sky as these constellations are projected onto the domed ceiling of the planetarium. Learn about their history and significance to New Zealanders.

Stardome Observatory Ticket Prices

  • Children: $12 (3-15yrs)
  • Seniors: $12
  • Students (with student ID): $12
  • Family pass: $40 (2 Adults & 3 Children)

How To reach Stardome Observatory by Public Transport

  • 651 Manukau road bus stop.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Stardome Observatory

  • 20.16% of people who visit Auckland include Stardome Observatory in their plan

  • 23.44% of people start their Stardome Observatory visit around 6 PM - 7 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Stardome Observatory

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

90.09% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Stardome Observatory

People normally club together Duder Regional Park and Auckland Botanic Gardens while planning their visit to Stardome Observatory.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Stardome Observatory, Auckland Reviews

  • Wonderful experience, staff was helpful and great. The area this place is in is beautiful. The items in the shop are a little bit overpriced but manageable. Overall great visit. Will come again.

  • It was better than I ever expected it to be! They have a great exhibition, showing stuff like meteors or pictures of the moon landing. There are also some fun experiments you can do so its definitely worth it to arrive a bit earlier. Even the toilets had fun space facts, all around a great set-up, you can really see that it was built with much love for the topic. The show was great as well, maybe a bit short for my liking. But because of this we had more time to ask questions, which the presenter answered perfectly. You could really see that he knew what he was talking about but still managed to explain it to everyone. Great job!

  • Great interactive shows as well viewing the stars through the big zeiss telescope. Knowledgeable presenters/hosts, Tobias and Tom as well as the guys in the telescope room.

  • Great fun for kids, with plenty of exhibits detailing space travel, lunar exploration, stars, planets, and the Maori New Year. The animated planetarium shows are great value and will entrance, entertain and educate the kids. In the evening, access the telescope for amazing views of the night sky. A fantastic place for all the family!

  • Had a great time at Stellar Summer Days show. Took my 4 year old there. Show was great. Activities after were wonderful.

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