Winter Stargazing Tour with Astrophysicist and local Indigenous Guide with optional Sunset Dining Experience

From AUD $180.00
  • Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Narooma, NSW
  • Product code: SEWST
Highlights and Inclusions:

  • Welcome to Country  - Sharon Mason
  • 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) - (Choose this option when booking) 
  • Enjoy beautiful sunset waterfront views as the sun goes down over the Wagonga Inlet before the star gazing experience commences.
  • Roast marshmallows over the giant log fire
  • Why not stay over at Black Bream Point Cottages (Book directly with them) for a truly immersive experience.

WHO:  Minimum age 6 years  Child 6-15 years


Stargazing with pop up sunset dinner and drinks - 3 Hours 5 pm to 8 pm 

Stargazing and cultural experience without dinner - 2 Hours - 6 pm to 8 pm 

WHEN:  We are launching with limited dates.  6th July 2024 and 20th  July. 

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. 

Your space journey includes:

  • Laser-guided Naked-eye Astronomy on the pristine banks of the Wagonga Inlet with the sounds of the wavesTips and Hacks on Navigation using the Stars. We may see (depending on the time of the year) our fabulous Milky Way • Satellites • the International Space Station • Tiangong Space station • Shooting stars
  • Fascinating Constellation Storytelling, Star Signs • Orion (depending on the time of year) • Antique Constellations • History of Constellations • Constellations in other cultures
  • State-of-the-art Telescope viewing (depending on the time of the year) at Black Bream Point Cottages: the Moon, its craters and seas • Saturn’s rings • Jupiter and its Moons • Mars • Venus •  the Orion Nebula • Star clusters • Double & 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)

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 speaker (watch here). He 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. 

More information:

  • LocationBlack Bream Point Cottages, North Narooma
  • We need a minimum of 15 participants to run the tour. We will fully refund you if we don’t reach 15 participants 48 hours prior to the tour.
  • Maximum capacity: 20 participants
  • Minimum Age: Children above 6 years old. Child ticket: 6-15 years old. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Weather conditions: In the event of overcast skies, we will email a cancellation notification at 3 pm 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.

Learn about the importance of the starts as an indicator from an Indigenouse perspective followed by a spectacular 90-minute space odyssey with  expert astronomer Dimitri and explore the wonders of the Southern Sky from the Wagonga Inlet Foreshore.