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Wirrina Cove night sky tour (Fleurieu Peninsula)

Held at the New Terry Resort throughout the year. Book your Wirrina tour now.

Click here for a regional map of our tour locations. Click here for a map of Wirrina Cove.

We do a multicultural tour of the constellations with our laser pointer and telescopes. You'll see stars, clusters, planets, nebulae, galaxies and more with one of Australia's most experienced astronomical guides.
We are one of a handful of astronomy tours anywhere that routinely includes night sky interpretations from non-Western cultures and from southern hemisphere indigenous cultures. Plus the modern textbook interpretations too.
This is a 90 minute guided tour you won't soon forget!

Some comments from previous tour guests:

If Covid-19 restrictions prevent you from attending our night sky tours, watch our lockdown tour video (13m34s MP4).
We also have an extended version (16m34s MP4) featuring additional behind-the-scenes images.



*** Weather Permitting ***   Cloud Forecasts are not reliable more than 1 day in advance.
We will send a message to the mobile phone number you supplied when booking, to tell you if your tour is cancelled or not.
If your tour is cancelled, you will be offered either an alternate date (if possible) or a refund or a conversion to a Gift Voucher.

The Resort is about 90 minutes drive from the centre of Adelaide, about 15 minutes drive from Normanville, and about 20 minutes drive from the Kangaroo Island ferries. Stay overnight at the Resort; or in one of our local caravan parks, Bed & Breakfasts, or holiday rental accommodations. Yankalilla, Normanville, Second Valley and Carrickalinga are all just a few minutes drive away too. And check out some of the other things to see and do nearby while you're here.

Dinner options before your tour include the Resort's restaurant (open from 6pm on Friday and Saturday nights); plus several cafes and takeaways and a couple of pubs in Normanville & Yankalilla.

Accessibility:
The tour happens on the Resort's golf course. The 200 metre walking route from reception goes over brick paving, gravel/sand tracks for golf buggies, and mowed grass surfaces. There are no steps but there are gentle slopes. Previous tour groups have included baby strollers & walking frames.



We can also do a tour for your private group. You can also buy Gift Vouchers for night sky tours.



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Wirrina night sky tour

Wirrina night sky tour

Wirrina night sky tour

Wirrina night sky tour

Wirrina night sky tour

Wirrina night sky tour

Wirrina night sky tour

Wirrina night sky tour

Wirrina night sky tour

Wirrina night sky tour

Wirrina night sky tour

Wirrina night sky tour

Wirrina night sky tour

Wirrina night sky tour

Wirrina night sky tour

The Milky Way overhead at Wirrina Cove, winter 2019

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Give the gift of the Universe, with pre-paid Gift Vouchers for our night sky tours.


Book a Wirrina Cove night sky tour

prices are in Australian dollars (AUD) and include GST
We may also be able to do a tour at Wirrina on other dates/times not bookable here, by prior arrangement.