SOUTHERN SKY TOURS
Stargazing in Melbourne, VIC
Discover the wonders of the universe with our guided stargazing experiences
ABOUT THE TOURS
Welcome to Southern Sky Tours, where we invite you to experience the wonder and beauty of the night sky like never before. Our expert guides will take you on a journey through the stars, sharing their knowledge and passion for Astronomy and the cosmos.
Whether you're a seasoned Astronomer or a curious novice, our tours are tailored to suit all levels of interest and experience.
With state-of-the-art telescopes and equipment, we offer unforgettable experiences of the planets, galaxies, and nebulae that light up the night sky.
Join us for an evening of stargazing and discover the magic that lies beyond our world.
FUNCTIONS AND EVENTS
Make your event spectacular
Whether you are organising a private or corporate function, we've got your night time entertainment covered. Our guided stargazing tours are suitable for any type of occasion, including team building events, product launches, conferences, Christmas or Birthday parties. We come to your outdoor event location anywhere near Melbourne - yes even those in the centre of the city. Although best enjoyed under dark skies, our guided stargazing tours will astonish your guests in any location, even under some light pollution.
PRIVATE STARGAZING TOURS
An unforgettable experience
Are you looking for a unique date night idea or fun family activity? Are you or your friends/kids interested in stargazing and want to see and learn more? Do you have a special date or anniversary coming up and want to make it unforgettable?
Look no further, just get in touch to organise your very own private stargazing tour! It's easy, just flick us an email with your location, number of guests, and the date you'd like to book in for, and we'll get back to you with more info. We provide guided stargazing tours throughout Melbourne and across VIC.
LAKE CRACKENBACK RESORT & SPA
Night Sky Tours in the Snowy Mountains
The Snowy Mountains are known for its crystal clear skies so we are so excited to show guests the stars on the “rooftop of Australia”. Click the link below for more info on when we will next be at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa running more guided stargazing tours.
Hi, I'm Jessie, the brains and brawn behind Southern Sky Tours. I'm passionate about sharing my knowledge of the universe and humanity’s place in it.
I love doing this work because I believe everybody deserves the opportunity to look up into the night sky. Contemplating one’s own humble existence within the context of the greater universe makes everyday life stressors small, and the miracle of life big.
I believe stargazing experiences can and should be made available not just to those who have the means and availability to travel to remote dark sky places; but also to people who reside in cities. The moon, planets and stars are always up there - and are visible from within our Australian cities! Sometimes all that’s needed to become motivated to look up and make sense of the night sky is a knowledgeable guide. This is where Southern Sky Tours comes in.
Leave all your worries behind and let me take you on a journey into the vastness of outer space. You will be left grounded with a supreme appreciation for this little blue planet we call home.
FAQ - PRIVATE BOOKINGS
We have a regular site within Melbourne. We use this location as it easily accessible yet sheltered from the bright city lights, as well as being safe at night and having access to nearby toilets. Let me know if you’d prefer somewhere further outside of Melbourne and we can discuss options.
DATE & TIMING
Let me know what date you’d prefer and we'll check our availability.
Our sessions start an hour after sunset. Events run for around 1.5hrs.
From the comfort of your seats, you will learn how to navigate and orient yourselves using the stars, and hear stories of the cosmos through perspectives of people from across the world. Then, you will look through our high powered telescope to see things that aren’t visible to the naked eye. With hot chocolate in hand, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and quietly enjoy the wonder of the night sky. If the moon is up (it’s only visible in our night sky for half of every month), you'll also be able to take a photo of it through the telescope as a keepsake.
We provide all equipment: telescope and binoculars, seating, lighting, table, picnic rug, blankets and cushions, hot chocolate, water etc.
Stargazing events are weather dependent. If rain or significant cloud cover is forecast, we must cancel the session and all guests are invited to reschedule to another date. We will be in touch on the morning of the event to re-confirm your booking, weather permitting. Unfortunately, we are unable to call it any sooner due to the unpredictability of the current weather.
WHAT TO BRING
It may be cold and wet from the dew, so all guests are asked to dress accordingly: warm clothes and covered shoes. Everything else is provided.
PRICE & BOOKING IN
Our price for a private star tour in Melbourne depends on the number of people attending. Locations outside of Melbourne incur an additional travel fee.
To book your private guided stargazing session, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred date, number of guests and location.