Carter Observatory (National Observatory of New Zealand)

Off Upland Road, near the Cable Car summit
Kelburn, Wellington
A place to view the night sky through a telescope or at a planetarium. A recent refurbishment has added a multimedia exhibition all about the Southern Skies.

William Gray Young was the architect for the Observatory which was built in 1940/41.

Open 7 days a week from 10am until 5pm, with late night stargazing every Saturday (weather-permitting!). See the website for stargazing times.

There is an entrance fee.

Use the Cable Car from Lambton Quay or you can park for up to two hours in the park next to the Skyline Restaurant at the end of Upland Rd.
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    Carter Observatory
  • The East Front Carter Observatory
    The East Front Carter Observatory
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