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Outback Sky Journeys - Day Tours

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Address: Town Square | Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 8296 8010

Family Astro Tour: This family friendly star gazing tour is designed for...

Family Astro Tour: This family friendly star gazing tour is designed for people of all ages with limited knowledge of the night sky but have an appreciation of its beauty. The tour is broken into three segments – the past, the present and the future. Past: learn how ancient cultures used the night sky for mythology, orientation and to predict upcoming seasons. Present: an opportunity to explore the night sky with telescopes, iPads and binoculars. Our resident astronomer will point out different constellations, stars and planets. Future: the evening concludes as you sit back and relax, while your guide contemplates what may be around the corner for astronomy and humankind. Astro Tour: This star gazing tour will take you on a fact finding journey through the southern night sky, enhancing your knowledge on astronomy and its beginnings. Your resident astronomer will guide you through the evolution of the Universe. Take a moment to explore the vast night landscape with teh use of telescopes, binoculars and iPads. Learn how stars are formed, why they produce light, the lifecycle of a star, the theory of "the Big Bang" and much more. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to have your questions answered in an Australian outback classroom.

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Amazing experience

We had an amazing time during the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we were lucky for an absolutely clear sky so we were able to see the Milky Way and the Magellan... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing time during the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we were lucky for an absolutely clear sky so we were able to see the Milky Way and the Magellan galaxies. Highly recommend!

Thank Lavinia1001
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Eddie and Imran did a pretty good job. Very interesting. I was with my wife and 16 year old daughter. We learned new things about the the sky..things that we usually don't take notice of..the satellites in the sky. I hope soon they would have better telescopes down the track. Would be nice to see the surface of the moon..

Thank fecustodio
Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Travelled with another couple who I convinced to come on this tour with us - feel bad I made them waste $92 not to mention the $92 we also wasted on this tour. Was expecting to be told about the Milky Way, information on planets and stars instead we had a laser pointer in the sky trying to draw out... More 

Thank tico2016a
New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Very Disappointing. Firstly the star gazing was not helped by a bright quarter moon. Not their fault. It was held much too close to the Town Square and the road. Information was not as informative as expecting, only had chance to see five things through telescope. I was not at all impressed by the resident astronomer or his assistant, struggling... More 

Thank lizzypaulaw
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Primarily did this for my 16year old daughter that loves space and astronomy. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it too...it was entertaining and educational. Eddie the guide was awesome, as were Jesse and Dan. We were blessed to have a beautiful clear night. I was worried how I would know what stars he was talking about... More 

Thank TraceyP142
Nerang, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Just a short walk from the car park at the main centre in Yulara and the night sky unfolds. Telescopes were an expected part of the experience but even better when combined with ipads that name what you are looking at, excellent information from the two guides but best of all ... the laser pointer. Took all the confusion out... More 

Thank ozpengwin
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

One of the highlights of our week and a great way to end our trip. The sky was literally awesome. The astronomers knowledgeable and friendly. Our daughter fulfilled her wish to see a shooting star multiple times over and the kids are still talking about seeing the rings around Saturn. We highly recommend.

Thank Meredith B
Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

What a great tour. Eddy was fantastically helpful, he ensured we could get on the tour. Sam and jessie were great in answering questions and ensuring we got to see everything. The i-pad was a hit with everyone young and old.....I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone it is a MUST on your holiday

Thank Stalena B
Northern Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This was a very interesting and informative tour. There was 2 telescopes and ipads to view the night sky. The highlight was seeing Saturn with the rings around it. The 2 guides were extremely knowledgeable and friendly and explained everything in detail. A very enjoyable night and highly recommended.

Thank SharonLJ1964
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic experience with astronomer in residence - great talk plus 8 views through telescopes. Recommended for all visitors.

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