Away from the hustle and bustle of it all and situated at a quiet rural location outside of beautiful Tairāwhiti Gisborne is the first and only Astro Tour in the East Coast of Aotearoa New Zealand. This is where stargazers come to revel in the glorious dark skies of the land of the long white cloud. With an accomplished astronomer as your guide, journey to the far corners of the universe with Gisborne Astro Tours and see the stars, planets and galaxies light up the night.
$20/per child (up to 16 years of age)
$110 for a family
Under 5’s are free
Group discounts are available – please mention this with your booking.
Bookings are essential
Because the sun sets at different times throughout the year, starting times will vary.
The following are Gisborne Astro Tours starting times:
Non-Daylight-Saving Time (~early April until ~late September) – 7:00pm
Daylight-Saving Time (~late September until ~early April –) – 8:00pm
Note: In Summer, because it’s still slightly light in the evening, tours also include meeting and feeding some friendly sheep.
Please note that for the six days around the Full Moon of each month, when the Moon blots out most of the stars, tours will not operate.
This is done so that your experience under the stars is the best that we can offer. The monthly closed nights are the night of the Full Moon and the three nights before Full and the two nights after Full Moon – e.g. if the Full Moon is on the 15th, there would be no tours on the 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th.