Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton

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#1 of 11 in Museums in Wairarapa
Connect with distant ancestors at Stonehenge Aotearoa, a circular, open-sky observatory built as a modern interpretation of the mysterious ancient monuments in England and elsewhere around the world. The henge represents a window into the past, with stone circles having significance in so many different histories. Its neutral, circular structure welcomes people of all faiths, beliefs, cultures, and religions. Designed specifically for its location, the monument combines modern scientific knowledge with ancient Egyptian, Babylonian, Celtic, Polynesian, and Maori astronomy. Stand at the center and notice how the pillars and lintels form window framings: the positioning of stars inside and outside the frames become seasonal markers and distinguishers. Likewise, the stonehenge forms the shape of a Polynesian star compass, which helps navigate direction based on the placement of the stars during different times of the year. Opt to take a guided tour to make the most of your visit to this highly sophisticated structure. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Stonehenge Aotearoa and many more Carterton attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Carterton journey planner.
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  • We visited this Stonehenge to do some filming and were astounded by the views and acoustics. Located in the middle of nowhere in Carterton, there is plenty of parking and a movie at the beginning befo...  more »
  • Visited this place because it was on a list of top ten things to see near Wellington. So surprised, Alan was amazing and informative. Come see and learn.  more »
  • On a cold misty mid-morning we needed to get out the cave. So where havent we been? On a morning like this we needed to have the appropriate destination. And Stonehenge was the best result. A lovely d...  more »
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  • Really interesting story. Beautiful farm views. Must come back at night on one of their open evenings
  • Had a wonderful time here today. Definitely worth getting the guided tour, Richard was full of information -facts and anecdotes that will keep my mind occupied for a while to come- truly fascinating.
  • A must see in the Wairarapa. The story of Stonehenge Aotearoa is beautifully told in the a.v. presentation before setting foot on the stunning site. This is not a Stonehenge 'knock off'. It's a genuine and unique astrological and astronomical device on a large scale. Dont miss it!
  • Very good. Worth a visit. Children can run around, make lots of noise that adds to the whole experience. Staff very knowledgeable and friendy.
  • Very cool site. Working Replica of the stonehenge in the uk. Has some really cool features. Defo worth a visit.

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