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.





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.


Not an aurora (although we do see them occasionally) -- it's moonrise illuminating some high cloud during a recent Wirrina night sky tour.

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