The Backyard Universe

Multicultural night sky & astronomy experiences in South Australia

Heysen Trail & Fleurieu Peninsula shuttle bus services

Nature, scenery, geology, winery & day tours

The Backyard Universe offers multicultural night sky 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.


(1) If you're the winner of a $50 or $100 Great State Experiences Voucher,
you can use it here to book for Wirrina Cove night sky tours between 1 May and 31 July 2021.

(2) There's a total lunar eclipse on 26 May 2021 that will be visible (weather permitting) throughout South Australia. The Moon begins to enter the Earth's shadow at 7:15pm (SA time) and is totally eclipsed by 8:41pm. Totality lasts just over 14 minutes, so at 8:56pm the Moon begins to exit the Earth's shadow and has fully emerged by 10:22pm. From our latitudes the Moon enters the "left side" of the shadow, passes just inside the lower left part, and then exits from the "lower right side".

Our tours

Wirrina night sky tour
Wirrina Cove night sky tour

(Fleurieu Peninsula)

Wirrina coastline walk
Wirrina Coastline Walk

(Fleurieu Peninsula)

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2018tourism award finalist

2019tourism award finalist

fleurieu coast made by nature

If Covid-19 restrictions prevent you from attending our night sky tours, watch our 2020 lockdown tour video (13m34s MP4).
We also have an extended version (16m34s MP4) featuring additional behind-the-scenes images.

April 2021: At last we're allowed to have more than one booking per tour again!
But we're still keeping our tour numbers small, so that we can show you more things through our telescopes.



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