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. Self drive.

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 first 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 andHighly Commended Award and winner of the Northern Territory Brolga Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism. 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 astronomy tours are weather dependent. Where the forecast weather requires a program to be cancelled to ensure guest safety guest will be offered an alternate date gift card or refund.
We make every effort to run scheduled tours which can result in a cancellation or postponement up to an hour before scheduled commencement time.

Online cancellation is available up to 7 days prior to program commencing by reschedule gift card or refund less booking fees.
If cancelled within 7 days of tour or no-show refund is at the discretion of Earth Sanctuary. *If a cancellation is required within 7 days of program please contact us directly.


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