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Earth Sanctuary Observatory Dining Experience - Experience the Infinite

Saturday 1st June

Experience the Infinite @ the Earth Sanctuary Observatory

Earth Sanctuary have carefully selected just 5 speciality night sky dates for 2019 which offer some of the greatest viewing experiences for the year. Welcome to the first of such an event for 2019, we know you'll enjoy this rare astronomical dining experience.

Saturday, June 1st 2019. Why is this date important?

Weather dependent, this is a dark sky, moonless night with Leo, Virgo, Libra & Scorpio in sequence from West through East following the ecliptic with the giant of the solar system Jupiter rising majestically in the East.

About Your Dining Experience

Earth Sanctuary is located just 15 minutes from Alice Springs. Self-drive welcome or courtesy bus transfers are available from Alice Springs.

Your magical night starts sipping champagne on an ancient sand dune viewing the endless desert expanse, listening to the primal sounds of the didgeridoo as the sun sets over the majestic MacDonnell Ranges. As the darkness of space emerges your dining experience goes galactic, your star guide takes you on a laser-guided journey through the spectacular southern night sky. After dessert, be introduced to the Earth Sanctuary Observatory and night sky observational tools to view celestial marvels and highlights for this special occasion.

Earth Sanctuary Dining Experience Includes:

Courtesy bus transfers to/from Alice Springs (Self-drive welcome)

2-course gourmet BBQ dinner as outlined below

Appetisers and a complimentary standard beer, wine or soft drink on arrival. Try our very own craft beer flavoured with a local delicacy, the quandong (bush peach)

Insights and presentations on astronomy with telescope viewing at the Earth Sanctuary Observatory

Dining at the Observatory


Bush tucker entrees at sunset with a complimentary beverage

Fresh damper - homemade with our very own quandong lager.
Served with extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and wattleseed dukkah

BBQ prawn skewers with a bush tucker crumb

Mini meatballs served with bush tomato chutney
Lemon myrtle feta bites and green olives

Dinner - served buffet style

Barbecued scotch fillet steak with rich homemade gravy

Succulent chicken tenders with creamy mustard sauce

Crispy parmesan roasted potatoes and oven-baked pumpkin

Saltbush and macadamia pesto pasta salad

Summer: Fresh garden salad with lemon myrtle dressing
Winter; Steamed winter vegetables

Vegetarian - Crispy spanakopita with native herbs

Dessert - alternate drop

Apple, pear and quandong crumble

Wild lime and native mint cheesecake with quandong syrup

*Special dietary options available upon request

Location: Earth Sanctuary, Colonel Rose Drive, Alice Springs, NT 0870

Event Days and Times

Saturday 1st June
6:00 - 8:00pm



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