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NAROOMA STAR GAZING

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STARGAZING TOUR WITH ASTROPHYSICIST AND LOCAL INDIGENOUS GUIDE AT BLACK BREAM POINT COTTAGES NAROOMA

Stargazing and cultural experience with sunset dinner and drinks: Winter 5pm to 8pm | Daylight Savings 6.30pm to 9.30pm | Duration: 3 hours

Price: $220 per adult | $150 per child (6 to 15 years)

Stargazing and cultural experience: Winter 6pm to 8pm | Daylight Savings 7.30pm to 9.30pm | Duration: 2 hours

Price: $180 per adult | $130 per child (6 to 15 years)

Who: 6 years + | Min 15 max 20 pax | Limited tour dates: 6 July 2024 + 20 July 2024

Tour includes:

Welcome to Country with Sharon Mason and a 2 hour guided stargazing and cultural experience with Astronomer Dimitri Douchin PHD and local Indigenous Guide Sharon Mason of the Djaadjawan Dancers.

Optional fireside winter pop up sunset dining experience with warming food and drinks (hot chocolate, mulled wine or hot toddy). Roast marshmallows over the giant log fire. Enjoy beautiful sunset waterfront views as the sun goes down over the Wagonga Inlet before the star gazing experience commences.

Why not stay over at Black Bream Point Cottages (book directly) for a truly immersive experience.

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STAR GAZING

Immerse yourself in a breathtaking Wagonga Inlet waterfront experience under the stars and learn about the vastness of the universe from guest astrophysicist from Jervis Bay stargazing Dimitri Douchin and local Indigenous Guide Sharon Mason. 

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YOUR SPACE JOURNEY INCLUDES

  • Laser-guided naked-eye Astronomy on the pristine banks of the Wagonga Inlet with the sounds of the waves, Tips and Hacks on Navigation using the Stars. You may see the Milky Way, satellites, the International Space Station, Tiangong Space Station and shooting stars

  • Fascinating Constellation Storytelling, Star Signs, Orion (depending on the time of year), Antique Constellations, history of constellations and constellations in other cultures

  • Telescope viewing at Black Bream Point Cottages: the Moon, Saturn’s rings, Jupiter and its moons, Mars, Venus, the Orion Nebula, star clusters, double and triple stars, deep space objects such as galaxies 

  • Cultural interpretation of the night sky - Indigenous stargazing looks at the dark in the sky rather than the light. Learn from Sharon Mason local Yuin knowledge holder the importance of using the stars as indicators and how they have been used for thousands of years. 

  • Astronomy binocular viewing 

  • Q&A with an Astrophysicist and Sharon Mason

  • Complimentary Night Photography Souvenir to keep forever (digital)

* Please note what you view will depend on the time of the year

Price: $80 per person

When: 11am  |  Duration: 2 hours

Who: All ages, children under 5 are free | Min 6 max 25 pax

Tour includes:

Two Hour guided cultural walk with local Yuin Nation knowledge Warren Foster at Wallaga Lake, learn all about ancient sustainability practices, forage for bush tucker and listen to dream time stories unique to the local Yuin people. 

Please bring Jacket for cooler weather and comfortable walking shoes suitable for all terrains.

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Credit : Davey Rogers

ABOUT YOUR GUIDES

Dimitri Douchin PhD

“When we look to the ground, we only see our differences. When we look up into the Sky, we go back to being children. Amazed. Fascinated. We feel united.” Dimitri Douchin, PhD

Dr Dimitri Douchin is an astrophysicist, cultural astronomer and TEDx speakerHe is the co-founder of Blue Mountains Stargazing (Bronze Winner of 2022 and 2023 NSW Tourism Awards in the Tour Operator category) with his fiancée Caroline. They are currently based in Jervis Bay.

Sharon Mason

Sharon Mason of the Djaadjawan Dancers group has been a cultural guide all over Australia including at The Rocks in Sydney and most recently works very closely with Southbound Escapes in Narooma running our Narooma cultural e-bike tours and walking tours. Sharon is passionate about sharing her knowledge. 

Southbound Escapes_May 2024_Rogers Photography

Credit : Davey Rogers

PLEASE NOTE

  • Weather Conditions: In the event of overcast skies, we will email a cancellation notification at 3pm on the day of the tour and will offer the opportunity to reschedule with a credit valid for 3 years in Narooma, the validity can be extended and it is transferable to other people as a gift card; or to receive a refund (5% non-refundable merchant and service fees, $4.25 fees per ticket).  

  • Cancellations: Bookings cancelled by guests are non-refundable. No-shows are non-refundable.

  • Rescheduling: Up to 24 hours before the start of the tour.

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Credit : Davey Rogers

STAY AT BLACK BREAM POINT HOLIDAY CABINS NAROOMA

Black Bream Point Holiday cabins offer comfortable, fully equipped, self contained 2 and 3 bedroom cedar cabins. Each cabin has its own private deck to laze or sleep on looking out across the Wagonga Inlet. The cabins are perfect for families with plenty of room to play, cook and muck around. A boat ramp and safe mooring at the private jetty is available for the use of boat owners.

Credit: Rob King

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Gallery images credit: Davey Rogers, Rob King, Tania Genoves, Travel Tales and Thomas Kirkpatrick

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