Earth Sanctuary Astro Tours

Alice Springs Astronomy/Night Sky

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Our stunning observatory is situated on an ancient sand dune 15 minutes south of Alice Springs. Here you’ll explore the Southern night sky with an experienced sky guide, laser pointer and telescope. All shows are family friendly with self drive options also available.

With thousands of visible stars, Central Australia offers some of the best night skies in the world. Earth Sanctuary’s award winning astronomy tour offers a wonderful experience to anyone who is keen to know more about our home galaxy and beyond.


Established in 1999, Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre (“Earth Sanctuary”) has become a Northern Territory leader in the field of eco-tourism by becoming one of Australia’s firs 100% carbon neutral venues. This milestone sets the benchmark for sustainability in the Australian outback with triple bottom line credentials, including Eco Tourism Australia’s Advanced Eco Certification and Eco Tourism Australia’s Highly Commended Award for 2014 and winner of the Northern Territory Brolga Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism in 2012 and 2014. Earth Sanctuary’s vision is to become a world leader in sustainable tourism and nature conservation to combat the greatest challenge facing humanity, climate change.

Situated 15 minutes south of Alice Springs, on 100 acres of desert wilderness overlooking the spectacular East MacDonnell Ranges, Earth Sanctuary is a proudly independent, family operated business offering award winning day and evening tours to visitors to the central Australian outback. When the Falzon family (brothers Ben, Dan and Tom and father Joe) established Earth Sanctuary 18 years ago, it was with an ambitious dream to create a living, breathing centre that would showcase ecology, culture and sustainability in action.

Map & Directions

Lot 4005 Colonel Rose Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870 Australia


Head south of Alice Springs on the South Stuart Highway. Turn left at Colonel Rose Drive (sign posted to Earth Sanctuary). Travel 4.5 km up Colonel Rose Drive and enter via gate 2 on your right. Entry is via bookings only.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Earth Sanctuary makes every effort to serve our customers better. We also advise all customers to purchase traveler’s insurance in case of interruption accidents illness or anything else that may come up. If a reservation has to be cancelled customers will be charged a fee depending on how far from the departure date the cancellation takes place.

30 or more days prior to departure – 10% of total purchase amount
7-29 days prior to departure – 25% of total purchase amount
4-6 days prior to departure – 50% of total purchase amount
Within 3 days prior to departure – 100% of total purchase amount
Day of departure or no-show – 100% of total purchase amount

In addition there is 6% handling fee added on to the above penalties.

The cancellation fees listed here will apply to all bookings unless the tour booked has exceptions that were initially authorised.


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