2023 Free Community Stargazing Telescope Evenings

Discover the splendours of the night sky.

Kaikoura Dark Sky invite you and your whanau to join us for our 2023 series of free community stargazing evenings. We’ll have some fantastic telescopes and camera equipment set up to help you explore deeper into the universe.


Friday 21st April (as part of International Dark Sky Week)

Friday 26th May

Friday 23rd June (as part of Matariki)

Friday 28th July

Friday 25th August

Friday 22nd September

Weather: If the weather is looking poor we will postpone to the Saturday night. Keep a eye on our facebook page for updates.

Time: Start at sunset until late.

Where: Kaikōura Lookout / Watertower, 274 Scarborough Street unless otherwise specified. Keep an eye on facebook.

Top Tips: Dress warm!! We highly recommend checking out our stargazing tips section before you come for the best experience on the night.

Our Supporters

Thank you to all our supporters who have kindly provided free ongoing services & advice or have generously donated funds. You are amazing and the stars will shine a little brighter because of you.

Kaikoura NZ
Puhi Peaks Kaikoura
Kaikoura District Library - Kaikoura District Council
Logo - Encounter Foundation
Department of Conservation