The Backyard Universe

Stargazing & astronomy experiences.
Nature, scenery, food & wine tours.

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The Backyard Universe offers stargazing, nature-based and winery tours on the Fleurieu Peninsula and Flinders Ranges in South Australia. Our tours range from evening Stargazing tours; to scenic day tours, food & winery tours to small group multi day minibus tours to areas of scenic & natural interest. Many of our tours include a stargazing component utilising our powerful portable telescopes. Our tours are hands on, fun and interactive. Discover the stories behind the beautiful scenery with friendly and experienced local guides.

We also offer astronomy & geology activity and tour packages for school camps, conferences and private groups.

We also do shuttle bus services for the southern Heysen Trail and the Fleurieu Peninsula.


Download our day tours brochure.
Download our school camps brochure.
Download our Heysen Trail shuttle brochure.



Southern Fleurieu Food & Wine

(day tour from Adelaide)




McLaren Vale stargazing

(Friday nights)




Ediacaran Skies

(4 days + 3 nights, Flinders Ranges)




Parachilna Gorge Discovery

(day tour, autumn & spring school holidays, Flinders Ranges)



Western Fleurieu Nature & Scenery

(day tour from Adelaide)



Wirrina Cove stargazing

(Saturday nights, western Fleurieu Peninsula)



The Other Big Bang

(5 days + 4 nights, Gawler Ranges)








Wirrina Coastline Walk

(3 hour walk at low tide, western Fleurieu Peninsula)



Port Elliot stargazing

(summer school holidays, eastern Fleurieu Peninsula)



Volcanoes Discovery

(5 days + 4 nights, southeast SA + western Vic)




Southern Fleurieu Scenic Coastline & Stargazing

(afternoon + evening tour from Adelaide)



Wilpena stargazing

(autumn & spring school holidays, Flinders Ranges)



Nightscapes astrophotography

(4 days + 3 nights, southern Flinders Ranges)






Rawnsley Park stargazing

(autumn & spring school holidays, Flinders Ranges)






This month's featured photo is a 15 second exposure from a stargazing session at Basham Beach Park, Port Elliot, looking east.


Download our day tours brochure.
Download our school camps brochure.
Download our Heysen Trail shuttle brochure.

Book a tour

Phone 0488 705 224 or 0410 335 482


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