Paparoa Nature Tours

This night sky tour is part of a nature tour that mostly focuses on the nocturnal petrel seabird.

However there is the opportunity to explore the Milky Way and southern constellations. View the planets, nebulae and star clusters and you may be serenaded by great spotted kiwi, morepork, or weka calling from nearby rainforest.

Contact details

3770 State Highway 6,
Coast Road, 


West Coast

+64 3 731 1826

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Opening hours

About one hour after sunset - a 2 hour activity

Please contact for specific start time.

What's on offer

View through the computer guided 260mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope, or lie back with a pair of binoculars.Hot tea, coffee or chocolate and a light snack is provided.


Maximum tour size: 8 persons; not suitable for children younger than 10 years of age.

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