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Stargazing Tour with an Astrophysicist

Explore the night sky at this astronomical tour in the Blue Mountains.
By Concrete Playground
August 31, 2020
By Concrete Playground
August 31, 2020

On your next weekend getaway to the Blue Mountains, you can spend the day exploring many cafes and hiking tracks, and the night exploring the sky, thanks to a new stargazing tour.

Taking place at the Wentworth Falls picnic area and hosted by Dr Dimitri Douchin — who has a PhD in astronomy and astrophysics, no less — the 90-minute tour will see you ogling the likes of the Milky Way, the Orion Nebula, shooting stars (if you're lucky), Mars and Venus through a professional-grade telescope.

You'll also learn about the history of the Blue Mountains and how to identify stars and constellations with your naked-eye. Plus, the $85 ticket includes a vegan hot chocolate — particularly important on the chillier nights.

The nighttime tours run Thursday through Sunday most weeks, depending on weather. To see the full list of dates, head over here.

If you plan on making a weekend out of the tour, we've also rounded up a list of 20 of the most enchanting getaways in the Blue Mountains, which include an Airbnb inside an actual clifftop cave.

FYI, this story includes some affiliate links. These don't influence any of our recommendations or content, but they may make us a small commission. For more info, see Concrete Playground's editorial policy.

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