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Stargazing - Fleurieu Peninsula - Port Elliot
A seasonal tour at Basham Beach Park, Port Elliot during Summer school holidays (see below for dates). Treat yourself or your family to a truly inspiring and personalised tour of the cosmos. We do a multicultural tour of the constellations with our laser pointer. We'll show you the magnificent night sky through our large, powerful telescopes. You'll see stars, clusters, planets, nebulae, galaxies and more with one of Australia's most experienced astronomical guides. This is one journey you won't soon forget!
Price includes: - 90 min guided astronomy tour. What to bring: - dress warmly (even in summer, it gets cold in the evenings) - (optional) a portable chair, if your legs tire easily - (optional) a small red torch, so you don't destroy your night vision with a white torch. *** If the weather is unfavourable for astronomy, we will contact you and offer either an alternate date or refund. ***
Dates & times for the 2017-18 summer are:
(2017) Dec 17, 24 & 28 @ 9:30pm
(2018) Jan 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21 & 25 @ 9:30pm
Download our summer stargazing tour calendar.
To find us at this venue, follow the Port Elliot Holiday Park's access road into Basham Beach Park, and stop at the first carpark (location map). Look for our roadside sign and flashing red light.
Cost $35 per adult, $25 per child, $100 per family (up to 2 adults and 3 children). 3 to 20 people per tour. Bookings are essential. Book online, or at the Goolwa or Victor Harbor Visitor Information Centres.
We can also issue Gift Vouchers for these tours.