Carter Observatory

More than 70 years of serving astronomy to the public, now with upgraded equipment and displays. Hourly planetarium shows, fascinating displays featuring national astronomy treasures. Viewing through historic telescope on late nights. Gift shop. Located near the top terminal on the Cable Car.

Contact details

Upper Botanic Gardens
Upland Rd
Kelburn - Near the top terminal on the Cable Car.

+64 4 910 3141

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Opening hours

From 10 a.m. every day, late nights Tue & Sat

What's on offer

Digital planetarium, 248mm refracting telescope, 125mm reflecting telescope
Adult $18.50; Child &8.00 includes one planetarium show. Family & other discounts available

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