Special Twelfth Birthday Present For Imogen!

June 10, 2023

A Gift The Whole Family Enjoyed

A special night under the stars and a long weekend stay by the beach at The Honeysuckles with Honeysuckles Astronomy Tours was the perfect birthday present for Imogen. But Dan and Tara also knew Imogen’s younger sister Jemima would be just as keen to observe the universe! So what better idea than to combine a 3 night family holiday right on the beach with an exclusive tour of the starry night sky looking through an observatory grade telescope.

The evening was cool, but it was still and clear and providing the right warm clothing was employed a host of the Southern Sky’s best was on show. It was also a terrific night for meteors. Our clear dark skies allow for friendly competition between family members or friends to see who can count the most meteors seen during the evening’s viewing! On this night like most, every guest spotted at least 3 or 4 meteors during the course of the tour. Seen in different parts of the sky and with considerably varying intensity, meteors always elicit a quiet shriek of delight when spotted. It’s a fun thing to combine an astronomical event just kilometres overhead with viewing an entire galaxy many tens of million of light years distant. For impact and a long living memory, it sure beats celebrating a birthday down at the local fast-food outlet! Just ask Imogen.  🙂

“We booked the astronomy tour and the 2 night additional stay (to make a mini break out of our trip over the long weekend). It was wonderful! Bruce (and Roughy!) is a great host – showing us the stars and helping us all (we had our kids – 9 and 12 with us) understand what we were seeing. Who knew there were triple stars out there!?! We then had a couple of days in the morning sun drenched house happily lazing about reading books, walking on the beach and kids / pup playing in the backyard. The beach is literally 30 seconds walk from the back of the house and you can fall asleep hearing the waves. We have some great pics taken by Bruce to remember our stay.”   Dan  Google

For further enquiries contact Honeysuckles Astronomy Tours and we will be happy to discuss your requirements with you.
Call Bruce +61 412 100 501 or email