Stargazing tours with a cultural twist

Stargazing tours with a cultural twist

Stories (Stargazing)

Yaliya’s Stories. Yaliya means “Sky” in the local Gangalidda Language and this tour focuses on Indigenous Storytelling under the Stars and including some (Stargazing) with exclusive access  to Australia’s largest salt pans, you can discover the brilliance of the night sky through state-of-the-art telescopes against a canvas of total darkness. Your local Gangalidda guide will share Dreamtime stories and their cultural interpretation of the universe in accordance with the phases of the moon. Dubbed the ‘Plains of Promise’ by 19th-century explorers, the salt pans of the lower Gulf region are an awe-inspiring natural landscape steeped in cultural significance.

  • Exclusive access to Australia's largest salt pans
  • State-of-the-art telescopes
  • Gangalidda guide
  • Small groups

  • Light Snacks and hot drinks
  • insect repellent
  • $135 per person

  • Minimum 6 people
  • Maximum 20 people
  • Early evening departure
  • Self drive to location
  • All vehicle access
  • No caravans or trailers


Approx 2 - 2.5 hours

This Tour focuses primarily on Indigenous Storytelling as we are not professional Astronomers


Burketown, you did it to me again!

I've been to visit twice now and both times you've blown my mind. Not only are the land and river systems amazing but the people have been so welcoming too. There's a feeling about the place over all that i can't put my finger on bur learning about the land and history from the traditional owners has been an experience i'll never forget... View all on Instagram


Excellent way to experience the unique area

.... terrific overview of traditional and historical aspects of Burketown. Our tag along tour was a great insight into the area culminating in a traditional bush tucker and billy tea conclusion.
A must in Burketown!

Fishing charter: great fishing and good wildlife spotting along the way.

Flew up to Burketown to fly the glory cloud for a week, found out about the river/ fishing cruise. went with some friends and their young family Rod and Brian where great and very knowledgeable. great fishing and good wildlife spotting along the way. would recommend to anyone visiting Burketown without a boat or if they have children everyone had good time cheers guys.