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Fri, 03 Dec


Wai-iti Dark Sky Park, Wai-iti Rec Rsrv

Star Party at Wai-Iti Dark Sky Park

FREE EVENT - KOHA APPRECIATED It is time for the End of Year Wai-iti Dark Sky Party! Come and join us for a night under the stars in the spectacular International Dark-Sky Association accredited skies of Wai-iti Dark Sky Park!

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Star Party at Wai-Iti Dark Sky Park
Star Party at Wai-Iti Dark Sky Park

Time & Location

03 Dec 2021, 9:00 pm – 04 Dec 2021, 12:10 am

Wai-iti Dark Sky Park, Wai-iti Rec Rsrv, 437 Wakefield-Kohatu Highway, Wai-Iti 7095, New Zealand

About the event

Event runs from approx 21:00-23:00 - Postponements to Sat 4th or Sun 5th if clouded out. 

Venus, Saturn and Jupiter will be putting on a show, with the Great Orion Nebula peeking above the top of the trees toward the end of the event.

It is essential you book for COVID tracing purposes and because under the new COVID19 Protection Framework "Traffic Light System", given we are not going to be checking vaccination status, our limit will be 50 people assuming an "Orange" regional status. The event will be cancelled if the region is given a "Red" status because the attendee limit would only be 10. Please only RSVP if you are actually going to attend - booked people who do not show up are taking a spot from someone else who would have attended.

We recommend you wear a mask and ask that you physically distance from other household groups.

Under clear skies, even when the temperature is warm, it is possible to feel "chilled" when not active. Please bring warm clothes for your comfort.

Please remember that the Reserve has only "long-drop" vault toilets without lights and plan accordingly. 

Please do not use white-light torches or headlamps in the reserve area during the event.

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