Night Time Mysteries

When: Saturday, 19 June 2021 from 6:00 pm

Where: Wainuiomata Recreation Area

Wellington Astronomical Society has teamed up with Remutaka Conservation Trust to bring you this exclusive FREE event.

Wander through some of the oldest trees in the Wellington region, serenaded by native birds as darkness falls. You may even hear the cries of kiwi and ruru (morepork). This is your chance to explore an area not normally open to the public, including the glowworm-filled access tunnel that links to the Orongorongo Valley.

Ruru or Morepork

WAS will talk about about Dark Sky awareness and preservation. We will provide a telescope for visitors to search the skies for the Moon and the Southern Cross. You’ll also be able to talk to Remutaka Conservation trust volunteers about their Kiwi release programme and how they monitor nests.

This free event is limited to 30 people, so booking is essential. Reserve your spot at

What to bring: torches/headlamps (red lenses preferred), sturdy walking footwear, wet weather clothing.
You’ll be walking up a steep hill in the dark, so a moderate level of fitness is required. This event is not for children under the age of 15.

Postponement date: 26 June 2021