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The Backyard Universe

Tour PO Box 235, Yankalilla 0488 705 224 Email Website

Overview

The Backyard Universe offers stargazing and geology tours in several regions of South Australia and western Victoria.

Description

** Coronavirus update 15 April 2020: Due to current health advice on social distancing and government-ordered shutdowns, our tours are currently in hibernation and our shuttle bus is restricted to essential local trips only. But we are still selling tour gift vouchers. Please contact us for the most up to date information regarding our tours and services. ** The Backyard Universe offers multicultural stargazing tours and custom day tours on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia. Discover the stories behind the beautiful scenery and night skies with friendly and experienced local guides. We can 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.Tours

Wirrina Cove stargazing tour (Fleurieu Peninsula)

** Coronavirus update 15 April 2020: Due to current health advice on social distancing and government-ordered shutdowns, our tours are currently in hibernation and our shuttle bus is restricted to essential local trips only. ** Operates at the New Terry Resort (Wirrina Cove) throughout the year. Treat yourself or your family or your group to a truly inspiring and personalised tour of the cosmos. We do a multicultural tour of the constellations with our laser pointer and telescopes. You'll see stars, clusters, planets, nebulae, galaxies and more with one of Australia's most experienced astronomical guides. This is a 90 minute guided tour you won't soon forget! We may also be able to do the Wirrina tour on other non-scheduled dates, by prior arrangement. *** If the weather is unfavourable for astronomy, we will contact you and offer either an alternate date or refund ***

Wirrina Coastline Walk (Fleurieu Peninsula)

** Coronavirus update 15 April 2020: Due to current health advice on social distancing and government-ordered shutdowns, our tours are currently in hibernation and our shuttle bus is restricted to essential local trips only. ** A 3 to 4 hour guided walk featuring a historic cave, a prehistoric beach, an upside-down cliff, over 1700 million years of geology, the Tjilbruke story and a spectacular western Fleurieu coastline at low tide. You must have sturdy enclosed footwear to do this walk because some of it requires walking across rough rocks and boulders. NO thongs, sandals, crocs, flats, moccasins, high heels or bare feet. Moderate agility is required for this tour. The natural terrain we walk over is unsuitable for prams, wheelchairs or anyone with mobility or balance problems. Young children may need to be carried by parents. Tour runs on demand but is subject to our availability, and favourable tide and weather conditions. What to bring: - camera - sturdy, enclosed shoes - water - sunscreen, hat & sunglasses - clothing appropriate for weather forecast

Port Elliot stargazing tour (Fleurieu Peninsula)

** Coronavirus update 15 April 2020: Due to current health advice on social distancing and government-ordered shutdowns, our tours are currently in hibernation and our shuttle bus is restricted to essential local trips only. ** Operates at Ratalang Basham Beach Park, Port Elliot, during the summer months. Treat yourself or your family or your group to a truly inspiring and personalised tour of the cosmos. We do a multicultural tour of the constellations with our laser pointer and telescopes. You'll see stars, clusters, planets, nebulae, galaxies and more with one of Australia's most experienced astronomical guides. This is a 90 minute guided tour you won't soon forget! We also offer this tour throughout the year at Wirrina Cove. *** If the weather is unfavourable for astronomy, we will contact you and offer either an alternate date or refund *** *** This venue requires a minimum number of bookings to run our tour here ***

Heysen Trail minibus transfers

** Coronavirus update 15 April 2020: Due to current health advice on social distancing and government-ordered shutdowns, our tours are currently in hibernation and our shuttle bus is restricted to essential local trips only. ** We offer two types of minibus shuttle service for the southern Heysen Trail: -- Point to point. You go to your walk finish location, our minibus meets you there and transfers you to your walk starting location. You then walk back to your finish location. -- Accommodation to point. Our minibus picks you up from your accommodation and transfers you to your walk starting location. At a prearranged time we meet you at your walk finishing location and return you to your accommodation. Why restrict yourself to the handful of locations serviced by metropolitan taxis and big buses? Our Heysen Trail coverage extends from the Cape Jervis trailhead to Dashwood Gully (near Meadows), using multiple locations that are spaced a half-day or full-day walk apart. Accommodation coverage includes the Fleurieu Peninsula, Victor Harbor and south coast, McLaren Vale, Glenelg, and Adelaide city. Our minibus carries 1 to 11 passengers + backpacks per trip. All Heysen Trail trips are charged as Flat Rate.

Map & Directions

PO Box 235

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Phone: 0488 705 224

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