Dark Sky Nights at O’Reilly’s – Held once a month from June to September
TBA – Please express your interest using the form below and we will contact you.
O’Reilly’s has always been a place where like-minded people could gather. With the Dark Sky Nights, we are expanding our offering to accommodate anyone interested in Stars, Astronomy, Night Photography, Constellations, Telescopes and generally a good time away from all the light-pollution.
On each Saturday closest to the New-moon the sky is at its darkest, creating the perfect chance to explore the Southern night sky. Combine this with crisp winter mountain air & high altitude for the best possible experience in the Scenic Rim.
5:00pm: Group gathering & greeting with Sunset drink on Observation deck with grazing board.
5:45pm: Transport via 4X4 bus to location (Slaughterhouse or Rose & Joe’s) Participants have time to setup gear or explore the constellations guided with green laser by our guide, learn to setup a telescope and how to use it.
7:30pm: Dinner around the fire (2 Drinks included) + Dessert.
9:00pm: Telescope viewings of open star clusters, nebula, Magellanic clouds, etc … Hot chocolate provided through the night.
10:30pm: First transfer back to your accommodation if you want to have an early sleep. (Transfers offered all through the night afterwards)
Full program released closer to each event date.
Bring your own photography or Astronomy viewing gear. Limited gear provided upon request.
O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, Lamington National Park Road via 4275 Canungra Queensland. 28.2315°S, 153.1360°E // Bortle scale: Class 2, Typical truly dark site.
$280 excluding accommodation
Included: Transfers, Guide, Food & drinks and a complimentary O’Reilly’s enamel mug.