The Backyard Universe

Multicultural stargazing & 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 with laser pointer & large telescope on the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia. Enjoy an evening of traditional stargazing and modern astronomy in a small group tour with an experienced local guide.

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.


Covid-19 update 21 July 2021
We are closed for the next 7 days due to the mandatory state-wide lockdown in South Australia.

Our tours

Wirrina night sky tour
Wirrina Cove night sky tour

(Fleurieu Peninsula)

Wirrina coastline walk
Wirrina Coastline Walk

(Fleurieu Peninsula)


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 behind the telescope (although we do see aurora occasionally),
it's moonrise illuminating some high cloud during a recent Wirrina night sky tour.

night sky tour photo


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