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Night Sky Secrets

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21 Jul 2018
“My 9 year old said it was his favourite part of the whole 2 week rainforest + reef holiday”
14 Jul 2018
“A great night under the stars in the bush”
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Specialising in private and small group astronomy tours, we cater for the curious, through to the experienced Astronomer seeking to see the delights of our Australian skies. Our tours cater for a Maximum of 15 people and will give you lots of scope...more
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1 Pierpoint Road | G10, The Pier, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

I hugely recommend this experience. Ian and his wife are just so friendly and knowledgeable. My 9 year old said it was his favourite part of the whole 2 week rainforest + reef holiday we had recently. They take you out of Cairns to a...More

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Ian M, Owner at Night Sky Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Thanks Guys, glad you enjoyed your tour so much :-) Despite the cold tablelands night ! We enjoyed having you along and answering your sons many questions, it was great.

Reviewed 15 July 2018

My wife arranged this tour I did not know what to expect we drove our own car to the turn of on the highway then followed the vehicle with other people who had been picked up in Cairns. The night was great the hosts very...More

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Ian M, Owner at Night Sky Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Thanks Paulie It was a pleasure having you along on our tour. I am glad you enjoyed it so much & it would be our pleasure to show you both the hidden delights of the night sky any time. Keep practicing with the camera, it...More

Reviewed 30 December 2017

A unique and a one of kind experience. Star gazing from a beautiful 5000 acre bush property, with a campfire, dinner under the stars and an amazing sunset over the lake. We arrived a little earlier for a swim and paddle in the lake, my...More

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Ian M, Owner at Night Sky Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

Thanks Rosemary It was a pleasure to have your family along on our tour. We will be planning more family astronomy tours such as this one for the coming dry season !

Reviewed 20 December 2017

We were visiting from the United States, and it's always been a dream of mine to see the night sky in the Southern hemisphere. After reading some of the reviews here on Trip Advisor, I reached out to Ian and set up a tour for...More

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Ian M, Owner at Night Sky Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

We are so pleased you enjoyed and got so much out of our tour, it was our pleasure to share the delights of the southern sky with you both. I hope you are getting some clear skies with your telescope and make some new discoveries...More

Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

We can nothing but recommend this tour! Although me and my wife were the only costumers, Ian (and his wife Rose) didn't hesitate to take us up to the tablelands for some stargazing. We got a ride with them and got the chance to ask...More

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Ian M, Manager at Night Sky Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Thanks Robin It was our pleasure to take you both on the tour. Its unusual but pleasing to be still getting clear skies in December ! Our motto is "Astronomy the fun and easy way" & we do our best to make it interesting and...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017

Ian is an extremely knowledgable, informative and entertaining guide and a great resource for any budding astronomer. The tour was well organised, with tasty Indian food served in a surprising beautiful surrounds. The location for the evening was quite breathless in beauty and perfect for...More

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Ian M, Manager at Night Sky Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Thanks Steve, it was great to have you and your friend along on our tour. Kanjini is a surprising Gem in the dry Savannah country of the Mareeba foothills. I look forward to seeing some of the great Photos that I am sure you will...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We decided to do the astronomy dinner tour for my 26th birthday and it was nothing short of amazing! We had a delicious dinner of curry and rice and all drinks were supplied. The laser tour of the sky was great and so easy to...More

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Ian M, Owner at Night Sky Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

We are so pleased that you enjoyed the night as much as we did Charmaine ! Having people like yourself who are so interested and engaged with what's up in the night sky makes it so worthwhile :-)

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Was great watching the movie inside the planetarium dome. We have young children and a teenager, enjoyed by all! Thank you. Great school holiday activity.

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Ian M, Owner at Night Sky Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Thanks, glad you all enjoyed the show & we look forward to coming back in September holidays to DFO with another show on The planets 👍

Reviewed 30 May 2017

Cairns has so much to offer but you don't only have to look out to the horizon. My wife and I met up with the trip Ian was organising going to a quiet farm near Mareeba to watch the night skies unpolluted by city lights....More

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Ian M, Owner at Night Sky Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Thanks Paul It was a pleasure to share my knowledge of the night sky with you both & I am pleased you found it to be such a unique experience. Regards Ian

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Wow! What an incredible experience. I've never seen the night sky like that. I'm from the Gold Coast and I've never seen that many stars at night. It was incredible seeing nebula and galaxies and stars. I even got to see Jupiter and its moons...More

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Ian M, Owner at Night Sky Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Hi Jen It was a pleasure to have yourself and you daughter along to our tour. It's great to know that you got so much out of the night. Regards Ian NightSkySecrets

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Response from Ian M | Property representative |
We are looking at doing a tour this coming week, if you are going to be in town, please contact us on our Mobile 0417 601490
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