Event held on August 01

Fires in the Sky at Dindima

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Event runs from 1:30 PM to 7:00 PM


Join Dindima Wines for a unique Winter Fire Festival experience with an Australian Indigenous astronomy and culture focus. Astronomers, Trevor and Tina Leaman will guide you along your fiery night sky journey kindling your interest in Indigenous skylore. Particular attention will be paid to Aboriginal people's knowledge of the heavens and its relationship to some of their cultural practices. Afternoon and early evening activities for adults and children will include: learning how to create fibre arts objects using materials and techniques employed by Indigenous people an introduction to the Stellarium a guided wine tasting for adults only warming fusion comfort food incorporating Australian native products cross-cultural stargazing. Provided: Telescopes. Fibre arts and astronomy-based craft activities. Fire pits for keeping warm and toasting marshmallows. Hot foods including Australian Indigenous flavours Hot drinks: teas, coffee, hot chocolate, mulled wine. Available: Dindima wines for purchase by the bottle from the cellar door (other alcoholic drinks are not permitted on the site). Poppers and cans of soft drink. Wear: Warm clothes, head gear, scarf and gloves Bring: Your own telescope and binoculars if you have them, a rug or folding chair and a small torch. Entry Cost Adult $110 Child $80