The SKYDOME OBSERVATORY at Baylys Beach, houses New Zealand's largest hands-on telescope.
At our facility you can open the telescopes and look inside, rotate the domed roof, and practice moving and lining up the telescopes.
A perfect interactive activity for children as young as 3 and adults alike.
We can host schools and other large groups with our numerous big telescopes and team of assistant astronomers.
The observatory and telescopes are also available for use by visiting overseas and NZ astronomers.
We have self-contained accommodation on site with ample playground equipment and a private spa pool.
Come to SKYDOME OBSERVATORY at Baylys Beach and enjoy an unforgettable night under pristinely dark skies.