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Trading for 15 years

About Night Sky Secrets

From Monday 8th July 2019 we have moved to a shared retail space, with Cairns Electric Bikes on the Esplanade, opposite the Reef Hotel/Casino. Supplying Everything Astronomical, Optical and Fossicking while providing the best experience in the natural world possible for you, is our goal. Over 35 years experience as Amateur astronomers, Birdwatchers and fossickers has taught us the best ways to get you out under the night sky, in nature or rock hounding the fun and easy way. We stock products that are durable, easy to use and above all, make these hobbies (and for many people professions), able to be enjoyed with ease. Our store in the Pier Shopping Centre has a wide range of products in stock plus we also service telescopes and binoculars on site. On the fossicking front we are the Cairns Authorised distributor for quality US made Garrett detectors & accessories, including gold pans, picks, gold detectors, magnifiers & more. Keeping an eye on the sky, we are the Authorised distributors for Davis Instruments professional weather stations in FNQ. We conduct astronomy dinner tours from April until November to coincide with the dry season. Our Planetarium shows with our Mobile Planetarium are available for hire from a 1/2 day to a full week where we come to you.


  • Telescopes

  • Spotting Scopes

  • Dobsonian telescopes

  • Go-To Tracking telescopes

  • Binoculars

  • Bird watching binoculars

  • Whale watching binoculars

  • Star wheels

  • Star charts

  • Astronomy books

  • Telescope eyepieces

  • Telescope accessories

  • Rechargeable dehumidifiers

  • Camera T adapters and extension tubes

  • Monoculars

  • Laser rangefinders

  • night vision

  • bosma binoculars

  • kson binoculars

  • bushnell binoculars

  • binocular repair

  • garrett AT gold detector

  • garrett ATX detector

  • garrett metal detectors

  • gold pans

  • miners pick

  • opal jewellery

  • space models

  • astronomy tours

  • garrett ace apex

  • minelab vanquish 540 detector


  • Mobile Planetarium for hire

  • Astronomy Presentations

  • Astronomy Tours

  • Astronomy Educational Experiences in Schools

  • Astronomy & Space Art

  • Workshops in Art & Astronomy

  • Interviews & Broadcasting

  • MC for Major Community Events

  • Events Management

  • Science writing

  • Quality affordable easy to use Telescopes

  • Binoculars for beginners to the most experienced observers

  • Astronomy Charts & Publications

  • Astronomy Accessories

  • Astronomy Tours by appointment

  • Research astronomy partnerships

  • Garrett Metal detectors

  • Davis Instruments Weather Stations

  • minelab metal detectors


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