The Backyard Universe

Multicultural stargazing & astronomy experiences in South Australia

Heysen Trail & Fleurieu Peninsula shuttle bus services

Nature, scenery, geology, food & wine tours

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: Picnic Under The Stars

a Tasting Australia event near McLaren Vale, 4 April 2020.


Wirrina Cove stargazing

(western Fleurieu Peninsula)


Port Elliot stargazing

(eastern Fleurieu Peninsula)


Wirrina Coastline Walk

(western Fleurieu Peninsula)







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2018tourism award finalist

2019tourism award finalist

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


A bright moon provides enough light to photograph young astronomers with our mobile phone camera....
moonlit couple at Wirrina


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