River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve Tour
Murray River Lakes and Coorong
Gather your gazers to visit one of the darkest places on earth - Australia's very first International Dark Sky Reserve.
On this tour you'll be introduced to the stars of the region – guides of the night sky, Aboriginal custodians, the native wildlife and farming locals.
The Gold Stars Sunset Dinner Tour includes:
Use of provided telescope and red torch lights to view stars, constellations, planets, clusters and galaxies.
Useful guided tips with an astronomer to help you connect to the night sky.
Astrophotography - bring your own digital camera & tripod for techniques to capture awe inspiring starry night skies.
Main meal at Swan Reach Hotel or Bowhill Store.
Guided tour of Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Archaeological Cultural site.
Luxury return travel in small group tour vehicle/s from Mannum to the Dark Sky Reserve.
Recordings of the darkness measure at 21.97 on a scale of 0 to 22. About 200-300 stars can typically be seen in Southern Hemisphere urban areas, whereas it's an estimated 5000 from your tour site, including a better view of the centre of the galaxy (the Milky Way)!
Discover highlights of this 130 million-year old natural playground with slow waters, sandy cliffs and steadfast characters.