Accommodation options to suit all tastes.
The superior choice is the marble lined unit in the new ecologically designed Observatory Lodge set high on a ridge in native Coromandel bush. Another option is the newly renovated self contained 3 bedroom historic gold Miner's Cottage. This is offered for those guests preferring self catering accommodation. Expansive decks in the main unit offer relaxing birdwatching, sunbathing or night time stargazing possibilities. more
Astronomy Tours offer intimate groups or small classes the opportunity to explore the marvels of the southern night sky free from light pollution with the guidance of your host, professional geologist and amateur astronomer Alastair Brickell. Complimentary stargazing tours are provided for all house guests staying 2 nights or more and for a small fee for casual visitors and are weather dependant. more
The Observatory features Coromandel Peninsula's largest telescope in a solar powered 3.5m rotating dome housing a research grade and state of the art 14" Celestron CGE Pro 1400XLT telescope with accessories including CCD cameras, a professional spectrograph, and Coronado PST h-alpha solar telescope. The telescope and equipment can be remotely controlled from the observatory office in the main building. more
Large PANORAMA PHOTOS
Here are two links to panorama shots of the observatory and the sky taken during the day and night recently:
STARGAZERS B&B and Observatory is the realisation of a dream held by Alastair and his wife Harriette over the three decades they have lived on this idyllic property and raised their two sons.
Located on the scenic east coast of the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula and only 2 km from some of the best beaches in New Zealand, STARGAZERS offers an ideal base for your holiday activities. more
The coastal town of Whitianga with it's many cafes, varied restaurants, deep sea fishing marina, 18 hole golf course and tourist attractions is just a short drive away.. Daily flights connect to Auckland only 30 minutes away by air.