Stargazer's Bed & Breakfast, Observatory and Astronomy tours Whitianga NZ
 
Stargazer's Bed & Breakfast, Observatory and Astronomy tours Whitianga NZ
     
Welcome to Stargazers
Accommodation and Astronomy Tours
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Nestled in a protected valley in Kuaotunu 16km north of Whitianga on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula, STARGAZERS offers an ideal dark sky site to observe the stunning southern night sky in all its glory with a range of optical tools on offer.  

Stargazer's Bed & Breakfast, Observatory and Astronomy tours Whitianga NZ

Accommodation options to suit all tastes. The superior choice is the marble lined unit in the new ecologically designed Observatory Lodge set high on a ridge in native Coromandel bush. Another option is the newly renovated self contained 3 bedroom historic gold Miner's Cottage. This is offered for those guests preferring self catering accommodation. Expansive decks in the main unit offer relaxing birdwatching, sunbathing or night time stargazing possibilities. more

Astronomy Tours offer intimate groups or small classes the opportunity to explore the marvels of the southern night sky free from light pollution with the guidance of your host, professional geologist and amateur astronomer Alastair Brickell. Complimentary stargazing tours are provided for all house guests staying 2 nights or more and for a small fee for casual visitors and are weather dependant. more

The Observatory features Coromandel Peninsula's largest telescope in a solar powered 3.5m rotating dome housing a research grade and state of the art 14" Celestron CGE Pro 1400XLT telescope with accessories including CCD cameras, a professional spectrograph, and Coronado PST h-alpha solar telescope. The telescope and equipment can be remotely controlled from the observatory office in the main building. more

Large PANORAMA PHOTOS

Here are two links to panorama shots of the observatory and the sky taken during the day and night recently:

STARGAZERS B&B and Observatory is the realisation of a dream held by Alastair and his wife Harriette over the three decades they have lived on this idyllic property and raised their two sons. 

Stargazer's Bed & Breakfast, Observatory and Astronomy tours Whitianga NZ

  • OBSERVATORY DOME
  • TRIFID NEBULA
  • GIANT 6 INCH BINOCULARS
  • OBSERVATORY LODGE
  • KUAOTUNU
  •  LODGE MAIN LOUNGE
  • LODGE DECK BY NIGHT
  • OTAMA
  • LODGE MAIN QUEEN BED ROOM
  •  LODGE GUEST SITTING ROOM
  • MINERS  COTTAGE
  •  MINERS COTTAGE QUEEN BED ROOM
  •  MINERS COTTAGE LOUNGE
  • PLANETARIUM ROOM
  • CATHEDRAL COVE

Located on the scenic east coast of the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula and only 2 km from some of the best beaches in New Zealand, STARGAZERS offers an ideal base for your holiday activities. more

The coastal town of Whitianga with it's many cafes, varied restaurants, deep sea fishing marina, 18 hole golf course and tourist attractions is just a short drive away.. Daily flights connect to Auckland only 30 minutes away by air. 

Stargazer's Bed & Breakfast, Observatory and Astronomy tours Whitianga NZ

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STARGAZERS - 392 STATE HIGHWAY 25, KUAOTUNU - NEW ZEALAND - PHONE +64 7 866 5343   |   Facebook Link

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