Set on the expansive landscape of the rural Wairarapa, where big skies, wide valleys and small towns full of character lie, is Stonehenge Aotearoa. A marvellous full-scale working adaption of England’s Stonehenge, located just outside of Carteton, an hours drive from Wellington.
‘It incorporates ancient Egyptian, Babylonian and Indus Valley astronomy, Polynesian navigation, and Celtic and Maori starlore.’
‘A window into the past where the visitor can rediscover the knowledge of their ancestors.’
‘It is a complete and working structure designed and built for its precise location in the Wairarapa region of New Zealand. In this awe-inspiring place, people young and old can explore the mysteries of our past and learn how early cultures, including New Zealand Maori, used the Sun, Moon and stars for life and survival.’ (Stonehenge Aotearoa)
As a family we visited this amazing open-sky observatory during a weekend stay in Martinborough with Grandma & Granddad (where we also enjoyed sampling some delightful wines at Te Kairanga!). It would be amazing to visit on a clear star-lit evening.
For more information about this amazing place please visit Stonehenge Aotearoa.
Linking up with ‘The Gallery’, where this week’s theme is ‘Landscapes’.