Dave Reneke’s Norfolk Island ‘Astronomy Tour’

Dave Reneke’s Norfolk Island ‘Astronomy Tour’

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Date

04 December 2021 - 13 December 2021

Price

From $2,669pp twin share

Details

Join astronomer Dave Reneke on an amazing tour of our beautiful night skies!

Holiday Package Inclusions

Return economy airfare to Norfolk Island
Meet & Greet at Norfolk Island Airport
Return airport transfers on Norfolk Island
7 nights twin share accommodation
7 days car hire – petrol additional
Meet Astro Dave Welcome Function Canapes & Welcome Drink
Half Day Island Tour
Two indoor presentations by Astro Dave
Three telescope viewing nights led by Astro Dave (weather permitting)
Laser Guided Sky Tour
Safe Solar Viewing Session
Farewell dinner at Governors Lodge
Free 'Space Pack' plus Free Solar Glasses
Norfolk Island shopping bag, map, handy hints & shopping discounts

Event Details

Join astronomer Dave Reneke on an amazing tour of our beautiful night skies - Norfolk Island is a Gold Level Dark Sky registered site.

Dave Reneke With Group's New Telescope

David Reneke ('Astro Dave') is one of Australia's most well known and respected astronomers and lecturers with links to some of the world's leading astronomical institutions. David presents information in an easy to understand, up to date and informative manner - he is an experienced guide with decades of experience leading star-gazing discovery tours.

Norfolk Island is now a Gold Level Dark Sky Town recognised for its “excellent dark sky – suitable for deep sky observing and astrophotography”.

This follows Norfolk Island Tourism’s successful application to the Australian Dark Sky Register (ADSR) in which this popular holiday destination for Australians and New Zealanders joins a select group of locations that provide great views of the night sky which are accessible to everyone.

Norfolk Island proudly has little or no light pollution and boasts one of the darkest skies on Earth.

Sessions through the week start with a warm Welcome Event to meet Dave and other travellers for the event. Our indoor Audio-Visual presentations include 'Secrets of the Universe' explaining the Universe using the latest NASA images and Apollo 11 The Untold Story, 50 moon landing facts you were never told about and never knew!,

View the Moon up close, planets, stars, nebula, take a laser guided sky tour enjoy Dave’s indigenous Sky Stories, hold a real meteorite, take your own Moon photo and enjoy a Farewell Dinner on the last night!

 

Optional tours are available at extra cost for participants wishing to learn more about Norfolk Island's unique culture, environment and industries.

Holiday Package Prices

04 - 11 December 2021 depart Brisbane from $2,709 per person twin share
06 - 13 December 2021 depart Sydney from $2,669 per person twin share

Program Details

Saturday 

Evening    Meet Astro Dave & fellow Stargazers

 

Sunday 

Morning     Morning free to visit the Sunday Markets

Afternoon  Half Day Orientation Tour

Evening     Indoor Presentation: "Secrets of the Universe"

Telescope Viewing ‘The Moon’ & Laser Guided                       Sky Tour

 

Monday 

Morning     Optional Tour - Fletcher' Mutiny Cyclorama

Afternoon  Optional Tour - Norfolk Island Culture & Heritage

Evening      Telescope Viewing ‘Planets’ & Laser Guided                            Sky Tour

 

Tuesday 

Morning     Optional Tour - Island Adventures 4WD

Afternoon  Safe Solar Viewing

Evening     Optional Tour - Cliff-Top Island Fish Fry (5pm)

 

Wednesday 

Morning     Optional Tour - Breakfast Bushwalk

Afternoon  Optional Tour - Pitcairn Settlers Village

Evening     Indoor Presentation: Apollo 11 The Untold Story

Telescope Viewing ‘Starlight Star bright’ & Laser                     Guided Sky Tour

 

Thursday 

Morning    Optional Tour - Mootineers Cheese Tour

Afternoon  Optional Tour - Farm & Industry Tour

Evening     Farewell Dinner with Astro Dave

Please note that some tours are weather dependent and subject to change without notice. 

Optional Tours are an additional cost to the holiday package registration.

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Fantastic!! What a Great Night.  Dave's commentary & the telescope views were out of this world and he is so easy to listen to.

I also saw MARS for the first time! Magic, will rebook.

Ray Burgess, King Creek

 

 

Terms and Conditions

Please note prices are current today and subject to change without notice up until time of final payment and ticketing.

Conditions/Cancellation penalties

Package prices advertised are subject to availability at time of booking. Please note full payment is due upon booking, to enable us to proceed and commit to Qantas booking terms and conditions and to secure our services as your booking agent. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure. In some cases air tickets will be issued within 24 hours of making the reservation. Airfare is subject to availability and non-refundable after issue. Changes can be made up to 48 hours (notification business days only) prior to departure at a change fee of $200 per person plus any applicable upgrade fees, subject to availability. Accommodation cancellation penalties apply within 90 days prior to travel. Within 60 days of travel, up to 100% cancellation fees may apply. We therefore strongly recommend travel insurance to protect you against possible unforeseen cancellations.

Non-refundable deposits are taken on behalf of suppliers as assurance of payment for services we book for you as well as for the service we have undertaken on your behalf. There are many reasons why people decide to cancel traveling and in all cases deposits remain non-refundable.

Cancellation after final payment and ticketing as a result of Covid19

After final payment and in the event of a lockdown or border closure affecting your ability to travel, Qantas policy will allow you to either cancel your ticket, and a cancellation fee may be charged in accordance with your fare rules; or a flight credit will be issued to hold your tickets over for a replacement date subject to availability. Please note that accommodation partners will only hold your bookings as a credit to be used at a later date and will not offer a refund. Credits are only available after final payment when a travel ban is in place, please note usual cancellation policies apply if cancellation occurs when no travel ban is actually in place from either your area or Norfolk Island.

Payment Options

Prices shown are in Australian dollars and are payable by personal or bank cheques or by direct deposit into our Commonwealth Bank account (please see bank details below). If you would prefer to pay by Visa or Mastercard, please add 1.5% to the total cost of your holiday package.

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