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Address: 51 Ahiaruhe Road | R.D.2, Carterton 5792, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 6-377 1600
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10:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Take a tour into the past and discover the secrets of lost civilizations....

Take a tour into the past and discover the secrets of lost civilizations. Although similar in size and appearance to the Stonehenge on Salisbury plain, Stonehenge Aotearoa is not a replica. It is a complete and working structure designed for its precise location in New Zealand. Seasonal so check the website. Generally as follows: Peak summer: everyday, spring and autumn: Wed to Sun, Winter: weekends. Open most public holidays.

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Worth the detour

Went to this site purely from a roadside sign. Well worth the detour. they built a replica of Stonehenge as it would have originally been and used it to confirm astral events etc... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Bernard P
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed today NEW via mobile

My Partner and I came to the Wairarapa for a day trip, I had visited this place a few years ago and remembered it to be a very nice experience. The welcoming was very warm and inviting, the educational video I found to be very interesting. We came at a quiet time of the day and were lucky to experience... More 

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Thank theAestheteAlchemist
Taupo, New Zealand
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82 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have the time ,make sure you take the tour, It takes about an hour, cost $20 adult and you so get your money's worth. !!, Richard is very informative , knows his subject very well. You can then wander around and try out the acoustics. Family friendly as well

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Thank Kiwisaupo
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Set in a stunning location with beautiful views across the local countryside, Stonehenge Aotearoa is a must see. Richard has extensive knowledge of the stars, legends, ceremonies, history, astronomy and general science. Richard shares his wealth of knowledge freely and can answer any questions you may have

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Thank dae11
Kay L, Manager at Stonehenge Aotearoa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Yes, Richard is an amazing communicator and he really enjoys meeting people as do I. Meeting people from all over the world and sharing our knowledge is what keeps us going. Thank you again. More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Went to this site purely from a roadside sign. Well worth the detour. they built a replica of Stonehenge as it would have originally been and used it to confirm astral events etc. Really friendly and helpful staff

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Thank Bernard P
Kay L, Manager at Stonehenge Aotearoa, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Lots of people come because of the sign and most say that they got far more than they expected. It is not a replica of what Stonehenge in England would have been, rather it is an observatory that is very accurate for its position. The astronomical alignments of the English henge are for the sun, moon... More 

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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

An aewsome place to learn some astrology and astronomy. Even for musicians the bonus is the acoustics. The film show is a must before seeing the Stonehenge.

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Thank Kathleen E
Kay L, Manager at Stonehenge Aotearoa, responded to this review

Thanks for encouraging visitors to watch the 8-minute film first. It really does add to the experience. We had a singer down at the henge yesterday who was just inspired to break into song while on a self-guided tour. Those fellow trekkies that happened to be there at the same time were ecstatic about the effect. We encourage people to... More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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59 reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Interesting sight with good information. Would love to see it at sunrise or sunset. Great views as well and friendly service

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Thank stephan-anel
Kay L, Manager at Stonehenge Aotearoa, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We appreciate it. If you are interested in seeing the henge at sunrise or sunset, our on line booking system allows you to book in to private sunrise or sunset tours but they need to be booked 5 days in advance and the minimum charge applies. You could also come to solstice and equinox events which... More 

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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Always wanted to see this place and it was very informing and spiritual. We'll worth having a look. Take the family and enjoy

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Thank Michaelhope
Kay L, General Manager at Stonehenge Aotearoa, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review, we appreciate it. It's a beautiful, quiet place and many people seem to find it to be rather special. I am glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit. Educational. Next time will be a night event. $10 to get in Yes there is sign posts on the road but we still miss it yah Google maps

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Thank Tina H
Kay L, Manager at Stonehenge Aotearoa, responded to this review

Look forward to seeing you again. Love your enthusiasm and energy. Spring Equinox is the next evening event on March 20. Just about to put it up on the booking system. More 

Christchurch
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

We came across this by accident, so thought we would have a look. The audio guide at the beginning was very helpful to explain it all, and we caught the end of a guided tour and found it all very fascinating. We purchased the New Zealand almanac calendar which has a lot of relevant information on it. Like others have... More 

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Thank ptbabe
Kay L, Manager at Stonehenge Aotearoa, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. I am glad you had a taste of the guided tour, many people do the self-guided tour and it is the quicker option but Richard is so good at the tours and so fascinating that it is a pity to miss the tour. Thank you for your comment regarding the... More 

Wellington
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71 reviews
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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

You will come away entralled and enthused a really interesting place to visit. I really recommend checking the web site and arrive in time for the tour, you learn so much more about this and other henges.

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Thank RTL-Kiwi
Kay L, Manager at Stonehenge Aotearoa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate your enthusiasm and the fact that you took the time to write this. I love meeting all the people who come here and hearing their stories. Richard also loves talking to people, he is a natural teacher in the best sort of way and loves telling the... More 

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