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Stargazing Tour with an Astrophysicist

Wentworth Falls, Australia

Experience hosted by Dimitri

90 minsHosted in English and French
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

Embark on a captivating space journey in the endless beauty of the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains skies. Join us for a fun, interactive and insightful sky watching nocturnal tour, stargazing experience and fascinating storytelling.

Perfect night out for all ages, date nights, families, groups and locals, this unforgettable tour features Australia’s spectacular night sky away from the city lights. A wonderful opportunity to experience the Southern Sky and its celestial wonders only visible from the Southern hemisphere.

We'll start the tour with a quick introduction of the history of the Blue Mountains through time. We'll follow with tips and hacks on how to identify stars and constellations with the naked-eye and introduce you to the celestial dance of planets, satellites, navigation, the Universe, our home Galaxy and beyond...

You will then observe through the professional-grade telescope objects such as (depending on the time of year and night):

- The Moon and its craters and seas
- Saturn’s rings
- The moons of Jupiter
- Mars & Venus
- The Orion Nebula
- Star clusters
- Double & triple stars
- Deep space objects such as galaxies and our fabulous Milky Way
- Shooting stars if you are lucky!

I will delve into the study of every object and answer all your questions.

We look forward to sharing this moment with you in this special place in the world.
Other things to note
Please be aware that astronomy tours are weather dependent, they may be cancelled in case of cloud cover meaning no visible stars. We will message you 1 hour before the start of the tour to confirm or cancel it. In case of bad weather, you will receive a refund. You can also rebook another date.
Embark on a captivating space journey in the endless beauty of the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains skies. Join us for a fun, interactive and insightful sky watching nocturnal tour, stargazing experience and fascinating storytelling.

Perfect night out for all ages, date nights, families, groups and locals, this unforgettable tour features Australia’s spectacular night sky away from the city lights. A wonderful opportunity t…

What's included

  • Drinks
    A delicious Vegan Barista Hot Chocolate (oat milk) to keep you warm
  • Equipment
    Professional Motorised Telescope, Binoculars, Bug Spray, Hand Sanitiser, Wi...

Meet your host, Dimitri

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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When I was a child, my parents told me that I was always looking at stars up into the sky. Fast-forward 25 years later, I was graduating with a PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics from Macquarie University.

I absolutely love sharing my passion with the public. I have 10+ years experience and an extensive experience working with children. I worked as an Astronomy guide at Sydney Observatory, at Mt John Observatory, the world-renowned astronomical observatory in Lake Tekapo (New Zealand) and as an Astronomy & Field Guide at the luxury resort Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley (Blue Mountains).

I spend my time exploring the Blue Mountains looking for aboriginal engravings, making my natural-materials survival gear and developing my men’s coaching business. My fiancé Caroline and I found our home sanctuary in Leura in the Blue Mountains.
When I was a child, my parents told me that I was always looking at stars up into the sky. Fast-forward 25 years later, I was graduating with a PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics from Macquarie University.

I absolutely love sharing my passion with the public. I have 10+ years experience and an extensive experience working with children. I worked as an Astronomy guide at Sydney Observatory, at Mt John Observatory, the world-renowned astronomical observatory in Lake Tekapo (New Zealand)…
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Where you'll be

We will meet at Wentworth Falls Picnic area, at Wentworth Falls lookout, a short 10-minute drive from the iconic touristic Katoomba. It is wheelchair-friendly, with plenty of parking and toilets. When you arrive at the car park, please keep walking 3-5 min short walk to the second lookout (Wentworth Falls lookout). The lookout offers a fabulous 180 sunset vista of the lush Jamison Valley with views and sounds of the waterfalls!

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 140 reviews.

Julian
April 2021
Simple choice....you can ‘ooh and ahh’ at the stars (which is perfectly acceptable) or actually learn about what’s going on up there! With some light entertainment thrown in as well.
Nathan
April 2021
Dimitri was an awesome host, made the night such a great night, very knowledgeable, very friendly, encourage anyone to come do this tour.
Amanda
April 2021
So cool! Dimitri was so kind and a very knowledgeable. So grateful for this incredible experience of looking through the telescope and learning about our night sky.
Tania
April 2021
Stargazing with Dimitri and Caroline was a perfect way to finish off our time in the Blue Mountains! They provided a highly personalized and intimate experience. Dimitri’s vast life experience contributed to excellent story telling, plus he had a sharp sense of humour! Caroline was so kind and offered the group delicious oat milk hot chocolate plus blankets to keep us warm as we star gazed. We were fortunate to go on a night when the sky was brilliant and clear, and we were able to use the telescope to see beautiful constellations. We also got to see multiple shooting stars! Loved everything about this experience, I would highly recommend.
Stargazing with Dimitri and Caroline was a perfect way to finish off our time in the Blue Mountains! They provided a highly personalized and intimate experience. Dimitri’s vast lif…
Emma
April 2021
We had such a fabulous night! Delicious hot chocolates and an evening of learning about our galaxy. What’s not to love?! Thanks Dimitri and Caroline 🤩
Erin
April 2021
Really enjoyed my stargazing tour. When we arrived it was a bit cloudy but Dimitri explained a bit about the formation of the Blue Mountains and that if the clouds didn't clear up we could rebook for another night. The clouds started to clear and Dimitri worked with the area of open skies. Loved the hot chocolate and using the computerised telescope.
Really enjoyed my stargazing tour. When we arrived it was a bit cloudy but Dimitri explained a bit about the formation of the Blue Mountains and that if the clouds didn't clear up…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Your curiosity and amazement. Feel free to ask ALL your questions.

Binoculars if you want. We will have one to share and it will sanitised before/after handling.