Family Day Out

Almo's Books

Almo’s Books and Cafe

Almo’s Books and Cafe is where you can find excellent Wairarapa roasted coffee, together with great ice creams and fluffys for the kids. There is  a wide range of baking and cabinet food all made on the premises and a comprehensive menu.

Afterwards you  and your family can browse the big selection of children’s books, new fiction and non-fiction covering just about anything.

42 High Street South, Carterton
Open Monday to Friday 9 to 5 and weekends 10 to 3.

Lavender AbbeyLavender Abbey

Lavender Abbey are open for ‘Pick Your Own Lavender’ on Sat 21st & Sun 22nd 10am-3pm.

Visit our brand new “Big Box of Lavender” onsite shop for local luxurious Lavender products and gifts.

Open Thursday – Sunday, 10am-3pm.

Wairarapa Space Science Centre
Space Centre

Come visit our pop-up Space Science Centre in the old Post Office (old Video Ezy) –
Cnr of Holloway and High Street,  5713, Carterton, Wairarapa.

Learn about Learn about the importance of dark skies through our “Look after our night sky” exhibition. Find out what you can do at home to keep our sky dark and why it is essential to do so.

Come for a tour of the Universe in our  planetarium. Learn about our Solar  System, galaxies, aliens and other marvellous things out there and discover Mars in our exhibition. Shows are live and there are planetarium movies too.

Space Centre

Milky Way Kiwi
Milky Way Kiwi

Rediscover the night sky from Wairarapa: come look through the largest telescopes in the North Island, take a Virtual Reality trip to the International Space Station and check out what’s in the sky at Star Safari, your star gate to the Universe. This is a nighttime activity, which starts with the sunset, and we have other times available.

Private Star Safari sessions are available as well.
FREE for 15 and under.