Norfolk Island Stargazing Spectacular 18 – 26 September 2023
18 September 2023 - 26 September 2023Price
From $2619pp twin shareDetails
Join astronomer Dave Reneke on an amazing astronomy tour of our beautiful night skies!
Holiday Package Inclusions
Event Details - 18 - 26 September 2023
Join astronomer Dave Reneke on an amazing tour of our beautiful night skies - Norfolk Island is a Gold Level Dark Sky registered site.
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
Draft Program Details
Half Day Orientation Tour
Meet Astro Dave & fellow Stargazers
Indoor Presentation: Apollo 11 The Untold Story
Telescope Viewing ‘Starlight Star bright’ & Laser Guided Sky Tour
Telescope Viewing ‘Planets’ & Laser Guided Sky Tour
Indoor Presentation: "Secrets of the Universe
Telescope Viewing ‘The Moon’ & Laser Guided Sky Tour
Safe Solar Viewing
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.
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.
Deposit and final payment
Package prices advertised are subject to availability at time of booking. A non-refundable deposit per person is due upon booking: $250 if booking prior to 12 December 2022; or $1000 if booking after 12 December 2022. Final payment is due prior to 21 June 2023. 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. Tickets are non-transferable. 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 some 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.
IMPORTANT ADVICE FOR NORFOLK ISLAND
NB: Travel restrictions and entry requirements may change at short notice. Please check back regularly for updated information.
It is important that you keep up to date with the latest government requirements available at: http://www.norfolkisland.gov.nf/covid-19-advice-norfolk-island
It is strongly recommended that you still undertake a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for COVID-19 within 48 hours of departing and if this is positive do not travel to the Island. Norfolk Island has very limited health facilities compared with the mainland and particularly if you are elderly, unvaccinated or with a comorbidity and become infected with COVID-10 you will strain these facilities. There remains a mandatory requirement to report a positive result to wither PCR or RAT for COVID-19 to the Norfolk Island Health and Residential aged Care Service 9NIHRACS) whilst on the Island.
This will result in self-isolation until your symptom free, at your own cost.
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.
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.
A word from your dedicated travel agent - Jayleigh
Here at Norfolk Island Travel Centre, we are experts in arranging group travel!
Please let me know if there are 10+ in your group who would like to travel as there may be discounts I can secure for you.
Meeting the locals’ really is part of a Norfolk Island experience, so make sure to do so even before you travel. You’ll surely find much more than you expected on a Norfolk Island holiday.
I’d be delighted to help you with your travel bookings. Please enquire today!