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Stonehenge is a complete and working structure designed for its precise location on the earth. It is a window into the past.

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Based upon stone circles around the world. Stonehenge Aotearoa is a complete and working structure designed for its precise location on the Earth. Situated in New Zealan's Wairarapa countryside it is a window into the past where the visitor can rdiscove the knowledge of their ancestors. A self guided tour gives you a map, a 12-minute audio-visual that takes you on a tour of the henge. You then take yourself around the henge. Don't forget to try out the accoustics - they are amazing.


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Stonehenge Aotearoa is an open air astronomical obsevatory,unique in New Zealand. Designed as a modern adaptation of the Salisbury Plain's Stonehenge, it contains 24 pillars and is 30m in diameter and about 4m high. The pillars are capped with lintels, completing the circle, and a 5m-tall obelisk marks the centre of the henge.

The modern henge was designed to demonstrate how ancient peoples used such constructions to understand astronomy. When viewed from the centre, the stones mark the daily rising and setting positions of the sun. The stone circle also forms a Polynesian star compass, showing the bearings taken by Polynesian seafarers travelling to and from New Zealand.

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