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Astronomy Dinner and Self Drive Tour from Cairns

Astronomy Dinner and Self Drive Tour from Cairns


  • Experience dinner under the stars on a small group tour
  • Learn about the aboriginal perspective on the southern skies
  • View the deep sky through large Aperture Telescopes

Discover the magic of the night sky in tropical North Queensland on this astronomy dinner tour with Night Sky Secrets. Share a hot meal with fellow stargazers as the night sky begins to reveal the hidden nebula and galaxies. Witness the stunning star clusters through the large aperture telescopes.

What's Included?

  • Dinner at sunset
  • Laser guided night sky tour
  • Viewing through telescopes
  • Billy tea around the campfire
  • Ancient star lore

Get ready for a beautiful night under the stars, learning about the stories of the southern skies and sharing a delicious dinner with fellow astronomy lovers. Join Night Sky Secrets, who have been operating astronomy tours and presentations since 2009, on this 3 hour astronomy tour located just 1 hours drive from Cairns city centre. After arriving at the dark sky wilderness site, joint the rest of the group for a hot meal as the sun sets, and watch as the sky slowly reveals its beautiful display of stars. You will next head out on your tour, witnessing nebula, galaxies, star clusters and planets using large aperture telescopes & a laser on this fully guided tour. Learn about the incredible ancient star tales with tea around the campfire before heading back to Cairns for arrival around 10:30pm. These tours are perfect for curious star gazers all the way to the experienced astronomer seeking to see the delights of the Australian skies during the tropical dry season.

Session Length

  • Allow 5 hours from time of departure to return
  • Tour length is 3 hours including dinner
  • Seasonal tours are run in Far North Qld from April until November each year and are naturally weather dependent
  • Available Tour Dates are selected during the period from 3 days after the full moon to 3 days after the new moon to give an essentially moonless sky
  • Typically run on a Friday nights, with midweek nights available in periods of high demand


  • Tours suit guests with reasonable level of mobility to access the “bush toilets” up a short slope from the observation site
  • Tour is recommended for adults primarily or children with a very keen interest in astronomy (3 hour tour)
  • Toilets are not wheelchair accessible


  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

Tours are subject to a minimum number of 6 guests to operate. Tours are limited to a maximum of 16 guests.


No spectators are present apart from distant campers on the property.


All tours are weather dependent and a call in the weather will be made by noon on the day of the tour at the latest. Only total and unrelenting cloud cover will a cause for a cancellation.

Dress Code

As it is a bushland location sensible enclosed shoes are needed. Long pants and bringing a pullover is recommended as tablelands nights can be cool.

Other Info

Participants are to contact the supplier by SMS on 0417 601490 on the day of the tour to ensure directions are understood and participation is confirmed. Please note bookings are on request until confirmed by the supplier.

This experience takes place on the property Kanjini, an hours drive from Cairns, QLD.

For 1 person
5 hours
$167 each
$167 each
1 Adult
$167 each

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