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Star Struck

A dobsonian telescope is silhouetted against the Milky Way galaxy.

Hands-on Astronomy

Our small group sizes and multiple scopes mean you'll get plenty of opportunity to use the telescopes. See something up there that you want to examine more closely? After a few quick lessons, you'll be exploring on your own.

The indigenous dark constellation of the emu stretches across the night sky at Carnarvon Gorge.

A dash of milk.

Carnarvon's dark skies, far from major sources of light pollution mean we get fabulous views of the Milky Way, our own galaxy. If you have a camera with a fast lens, bring it along and try your hand at photographing this spectacle - we'll give you a hand!

The Great Orion Nebula appears as a hazy cloud dotted with bright stars in the dark skies above Carnarvon Gorge.


Have  you ever noticed that some stars don't appear 'sharp' - they look a bit fuzzy? Often, a closer look with the telescope will reveal something spectacular, like the Great Orion Nebula.

A hands on astronomy experience.

Exclusive to Australian Nature Guides. Available by request.


Ever looked up at the night sky and wondered what's up there? 
Ever wanted to photograph the Milky Way and some of its features?

Explore the Solar System and beyond using a range of optics, most of which you get to operate yourself.
Bring your digital camera and use our equipment and expertise to take home some images of the objects you view.
Explore the universe at your own pace as your questions direct where we point the scopes.


Please note: All tours require a minimum of two participants to run. Should you be a solo traveller, and wish to book a single ticket, please be aware that the tour will be cancelled if minimum numbers are not met. In the event of such a cancellation, Australian Nature Guides will offer your choice of a refund or alternate date. 


Price: $35

Available: March - October. 

Duration: 1.5 hours.

Distance: a few metres from the carpark at Helicentral's helipad.

Group size: Min 2 - Max 6. 

Includes: Use of our telescopes, warm blankets.

BYO: Small torch, camera/SD card and warm clothing (very important in cooler weather).

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