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Small-Group River Murray Dark Sky and Sunset Tour with Dinner
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Small-Group River Murray Dark Sky and Sunset Tour with Dinner

By Juggle House Experiences
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Discover the wonders of the cosmos on this enlightening dark sky tour! Departing Mannum, you'll enjoy a pub meal at Swan Reach Hotel before exploring an ancient rock shelter. Then, travel to a stargazer's delight perched on top of the tallest Murray River cliff and get lost in the starry night sky.
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Ages 3-99, max of 25 per group
Duration: 6h
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Live guide: English
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  • Sunset pub-style meal at the Swan Reach Hotel
  • Use of telescope for stargazing
  • Entry/Admission - Walker Flat
  • Entry/Admission - Big Bend Lookout
What's not included
  • Drinks at dinner own cost


Start:
  • 4 Randell St, Mannum SA 5238, Australia
    Please meet your tour host at Arnold Park, by the Ferries in Mannum.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 279946P1

    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers

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      4 Randell St
      4 Randell St, Mannum SA 5238, Australia
      Please meet your tour host at Arnold Park, by the Ferries in Mannum.
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      Angaston - Swan Reach Road
      Stop: 60 minutes
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      Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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      Big Bend Lookout
      Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    KRW75
    Adelaide, Australia33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow, the universe certainly knows how to put on a stunning twinkling light show. This is definitely something to see and all South Australians (and especially those from Mannum) should be so proud to be the home of this tour. It’s interesting, unique, educational and fun.
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    To have pride in your own backyard is a feeling that is indescribable. It's amazing to see this through fresh eyes everytime and I'm so pleased the twinkling light show was interesting and fun for you! Thank you for your lovely words of encouragement about the uniqueness of this tour - it was a real pleasure to have you on board!
    Written 4 August 2021
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    sumgom
    Adelaide, Australia9 contributions
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    May 2022
    This is a complete package of fun, adventure, history, and a short trip to our dazzling universe. It was an amazing experience with Kelly and Jugglehouse Tours and thank you SA tourism for great state vouchers. The trip starts at 4.30 to look at sights in the area around Mannum, then a pub dinner while Kelly, our amazing guide, explains the development of the Dark Sky Reserve. If you haven't experienced dinner at a local country pub, Swan Reach Hotel is the best place to try it. After dinner, Ivy and her lovely family showed us Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Archaeological Site; such a spiritual place with stunning starts. Then Astronomer Joe Grida near Walker Flat gave us the opportunity to use his telescope to explore our universe, Milky Way, Orion, Sirius, and the Southern Cross. I highly recommend an outdoor adventure at night with Jugglehouse Tours!!!
    Written 6 May 2022
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    Summarised so perfectly - thankyou! We look forward to your return to see Saturn too!
    Written 22 May 2022
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    karkalla888
    Mannum, Australia8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022
    The entire package cannot be faulted in any way. The excellent meals at the Swan Reach Hotel is the starter to an adventurous magical night of stargazing. A visit to Ngaut Ngaut Conservation Park on a guided tour of cultural and historical significance before meeting Astronomer Joe Grida near Walker Flat, culminates the journey of celestial dizziness. This is my second experience, and I highly recommend an outdoor adventure at night is just as rewarding as anything during the day.
    Written 6 May 2022
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    Satisfaction and repeat visitation speaks volumes. Incredibly grateful for this summary of this magical experience in your backyard. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou!
    Written 22 May 2022
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    Suzanne D
    Sydney, Australia1 contribution
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    Jan 2024 • Family
    Thank you Kel!! From the moment we met you and stepped onto the entertainer we knew it would be a worthwhile and fun experience. The river cruise up and down the Murray viewing the bird life with Levi's informative commentary was quite special. Identifying the true wannabe astronomer in our family you especially created a magical memory for our eldest child. Upon arrival to Walker's Flat the excitement only escalated as the skies darkened and the astronomer shared his amazing knowledge of the beautiful stars and planets. Truly a memory that we will always be reminded whenever we are star gazing.... we will be back!
    Written 11 January 2024
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    Terrific! It's so important to encourage young people to further their knowledge and surround themselves in nature, so we thankyou for leading the way and joining this experience with us! The echidna crossing, the sunset timing, and the terrific company we enjoyed together saw all the stars align for your magical memories. Thankyou and we very much look forward to hosting you again!
    Written 11 January 2024
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    michelleaR7955SM
    Adelaide, Australia49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2022
    An amazing experience for anyone who wants to see the beauty of our stars and have them explained by a friendly astronomer.
    The trip sets off at 4.30 to look at sights in the area around Mannum, then a pub dinner while Kelly, our amazing guide, explains the development of the Dark Sky Reserve. Then twilight with the local aboriginal mob, showing the group archaeological sights.
    Then off in the growing dark to a lookout near Mannum where the sky opens up to you.
    We had a wonderful view of the Milky Way, Orion, Sirius and the Southern Cross. The astronomer showed us the constellations, explained them and then we were able to view points of interest through his high powered telescope.
    The evening ends about 10pm.
    Written 28 February 2022
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    Wow! Such a useful and insightful tour description relevant for future travellers. Thankyou Michelle! And thankyou also for choosing this experience as a birthday celebration for your husband. It truly was a memorable night.
    Written 2 March 2022
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    Elizabeth C
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023
    My family and I loved the whole experience - from meeting Ivy and learning the stories of her Ngangaruka family and life on the banks of the River Murray to seeing the stars and planets through the big telescope - it was an amazing night! It was so good to have an astronomer explaining the night sky to us and we learnt so much.

    And having Kelly as our tour guide was just icing on the cake! Her warm friendly personality and depth of knowledge about this beautiful area of South Australia made it a memorable experience and one I would highly recommend.
    Written 25 August 2023
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    It was our privilege to be part of your family making memories together Liz! Thankyou for your trust in us helping to deliver this magical evening for you. Heartfelt thanks for these kindest words! We hope to see you on another South Australian adventure in the future.
    Written 29 August 2023
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    Wendy l
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Couples
    A wonderful experience not to be missed!We had taken the sunset dinner tour before and had a fantastic time in February with amazing views of Jupiter and came back to view Saturn and the winter/spring Milky Way . Was not disappointed, it was beautiful !Joe and Lyn were very warm and generous with their time and knowledge. I had a tiny bit of trouble with the booking site and Kelly was great and fixed it really quickly . Would recommend this to anyone. Get out there and see the ✨.
    Written 15 September 2023
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    Admiration for you cheering on others to get amongst it, thankyou!! So pleased your customer journey was enjoyable enough to return again at another time of the year. There is always something new to see in our universe, and it's a pleasure to show you.
    Written 12 October 2023
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    Jacqui K
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Friends
    Wow! What a wonderful experience.
    Growing up in the area, we have previously travelled to some of the places visited.
    It was fantastic to see it from a new perspective, to learn more about the region whilst travelling in comfort of the entertainer limo.
    Kel gave informative commentary in a fun & engaging way. We had stops along the way to stretch our legs & enjoy the views.
    You can't beat a good pub meal & Swan Reach Hotel definitely delivered. I can also recommend the special Dark Sky's gin.
    It was then onto Ngaut Ngaut conservation park where Izzy & Sam welcomed us to a beautiful stretch of the Murray River, sharing educational stories under the cliffs.
    Our final stop to view the night sky under the amazing & knowledgeable guidance of Joe. This is something you just need to experience.
    Thanks Kel for a memorable night. Highly recommended.
    Written 21 December 2023
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    Love locals! This is a terrific description of a night sky adventure that we have long taken for granted living here. Thankyou so much for joining us and for your wonderful feedback here Jacqui! Amazing testimonial!
    Written 28 December 2023
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    clarelindop
    Adelaide, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2022
    Kelly was a great host, with interesting information about the local area. The river Murray is spectacular, especially as the sun was setting. The kookaburras put on a display too.
    Dinner at the beautiful historic Swan Reach Hotel was exclllent.
    Naught Naught cave along the river was a fantastic experience, with the moon rising and creating a special atmosphere.
    At the spot to observe the stars, overlooking the river was incredible. the astrologist and the telescope was so impressive - very special.
    Written 18 September 2022
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    Very special indeed! We absolutely loved having you on board for this experience Clare. Thankyou for sharing your thoughts with us so that others can benefit. We sure got lucky with the moon and those kookaburras were a wonderful value add. Thankyou and we hope our paths may cross again.
    Written 20 September 2022
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    david l
    Adelaide, Australia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2021 • Couples
    Fabulous tour by the friendly and energetic Kelly. Amazing views and sunsets, warm, engaging and reflective tour by leaders and custodians at Ngaut Ngaut, lovely Pub Meal at Swan Reach, and finished off with the most amazing night skies, explained by the knowledgeable Joe. The combined passion for what they were all doing, and the wonder of this beautiful place at Adelaide’s doorstep, was very special. Will forever look at the night sky differently.
    Written 14 August 2021
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    This truly was a special night and the stars shone brightly for you both! Thank you for such an enthusiastic description reflecting our excitement for this tour. Sincere appreciation, and hope that we may see you on board for another SA adventure sometime.
    Written 16 August 2021
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