There are excellent places to see stars all around Sydney if you’re willing to put in the effort. There’s the Southern Hemisphere’s first-ever Dark Sky Park and a cosy Bubble Tent experience on the edge of Capertee Valley to name a few. If you’re an avid stargazer, you’ll want to keep the Jervis Bay Stargazing tours on your radar which combines a couple of things Sydneysiders are known to happily put in a little bit of work and driving for — bioluminescence, white sand beaches and a sky full of stars.
Jervis Bay Stargazing
Make a beeline from the more touristy Hyams Beach and make your way towards Nelsons Beach for the stargazing tours. Known to be one of the quieter spots in the area, the beach also comes with lovely white sand but fewer crowds thus offering a much more intimate experience.
On this stargazing tour, guests may spot everything from the Milky Way to shooting stars and more. Additionally, there’s Constellation Storytelling as part of the experience where you can learn more about the star signs and the history of constellations if you’re so inclined. We’re told that Saturn and its rings are visible at the moment alongside Jupiter and thanks to the ultra-modern telescope viewing, you could even see deep-space objects. And if you’re somewhat of an amateur astronomer, astrophysicist and TEDx Speaker Dimitri Douchin will be available to answer any burning questions you might have.
Once you’ve had your fill of stars and planets, face out toward the ocean and keep your eyes peeled for brilliant blue bioluminescence which is known for making an appearance on Jervis Bay’s beaches now and then.
The tours are held in small groups of 10 or 20 so you could turn this into a memorable date night or head out for an after-hours adventure with some close friends. The triple-threat activity has plenty of dates available throughout the warmer months so get in fast. Book your tickets here.