River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve Gold Stars Sunset Dinner Tour

Murray River Lakes and Coorong

From $290

In one of the darkest places on earth, Australia's very first accredited International Dark Sky Reserve tour introduces you to the stars of the region – guides of the night sky, Aboriginal custodians, the native wildlife and farming locals.

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)!

The Gold Stars Sunset Dinner Tour includes:

Use of provided powerful telescope and red torch lights to view stars, constellations, planets, clusters and galaxies.

Guided tips with an astronomer using a laser pointer to help you connect to the night sky with awe inspiring views.

Guided tour of 8,000 year old Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Archaeological Cultural site (Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat).

Murray River Boat Eco Cruise (Mon, Wed, Sun)

Main meal at Swan Reach Hotel or Bowhill Store on top of golden cliffs with sweeping views of the Murray River.

Luxury return travel in small group tour vehicle/s from Mannum to the Dark Sky Reserve with expert local commentary.

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