The Backyard Universe

Stargazing & astronomy experiences
Nature, scenery, geology, food & wine tours
Heysen Trail & Fleurieu Peninsula shuttle bus services

The Backyard Universe offers multicultural stargazing tours and custom day tours on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia. Discover the stories behind the beautiful scenery and night skies with friendly and experienced local guides.

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

We also run door-to-door shuttle bus services for the southern Heysen Trail and Fleurieu Peninsula; including transfers to & from Adelaide airport and the Kangaroo Island ferries.



SPECIAL EVENT: STARS and VINES V on Saturday November 2

at Vineyard Road Cellar Door.


Two events for Fleurieu Festival of Nature

Both events are free but bookings are essential. Check our Facebook page on the day for weather updates.





Wirrina Cove stargazing

(western Fleurieu Peninsula)



Port Elliot stargazing

(eastern Fleurieu Peninsula)


Stars and Vines events

(Langhorne Creek)


Wirrina Coastline Walk

(western Fleurieu Peninsula)

2018 tourism award finalist

Fleurieu Coast made by nature

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Give the gift of the Universe, with pre-paid gift vouchers for our stargazing tours.


It's been a cloudy winter so far, but we still ran a few tours at Wirrina recently. Even though the moon was nearly full.
moonlit couple at Wirrina


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