About Night SkySecrets
We began as an online store in 2009 with a range of astronomy publications. Night Sky Secrets expanded in 2013 to bring you a bigger and better range of products directly to the people of Far North Queensland in person at our store initially in Lake St Cairns City, from Nov 2105 at The Pier Cairns & now from our New Store at 3/34 The Esplanade, Cairns (Opposite The Casino).
Our new Motto Looking Up – Out – Down reflects the now expanded nature of our business. Specialising in products and services that help you discover & explore the earth & the sky in all its exquisite detail.
We stock products that are durable, easy to use and above all, make Astronomy, birdwatching, Fossicking, Prospecting, Maritime and many other outdoor activities everything you are looking for. We have a great range of products such as Garrett metal detectors & accessories, Telescopes from skywatcher, Celestron, Meade & Kson, Binoculars from Leica, Steiner, Kson, Saxon & Bushnell. Plus all the accessories needed to get the most out of your quality equipment. We also service all brands of binoculars and Telescopes. Our seasonal Astronomy tours have become world renowned and grow in popularity each year. We look forward to meeting with you and helping you on your journey of discovery.
Kson scopes fill the quality entry level spot in our telescope range along with Skywatcher. Skywatcher, Meade & Celestron filling the niche for larger aperture and high end Go-To telescopes. We have binoculars for every need from a pocket pair to high end ED Glass Flat field nature binoculars, from Kson, Leica, Steiner & Bushnell. As the North Qld agents for Davis Instruments we bring you some of the best weather stations on the market. For all your fossicking & prospecting equipment we have pans, picks, sluices, highbankers & are the Cairns distributors for Garrett Detectors from an entry level treasure hunting 200i to a high end Pulse Induction ATX machine, we have you covered. We also have a wide range of magnifiers, optical accessories, publications, space models, astro art and more.
We are adding new manufacturers and product lines all the time, so if you dont see what you are looking for just ask, as we can usually get it !
We offer service & repairs on a wide range of binoculars, telescopes and other accessories from most manufacturers. Bring your scope or binoculars in for a quick over the counter evaluation of their servicabily. Most service and repairs are done in house, however some brands may require servicing from the the factory or distributor. We will give you an estimate of cost when you bring your binoculars or scope in to us.
Hours & Store
Our store is at 3/34 the Esplanade, in a shared retail space with Cairns Electric Bikes. The store is open fron Sunday to Friday 9am to 5pm (Except Public Holidays and Long Weekends) The Best times to catch our experienced Astronomy, Optical & fossicking staff in store are either a Sunday or Monday or most days between 4:30 & 5pm. At other times, Anthony from Cairns Electric Bikes can assist you.
Our Atherton Tablelands Workshop, collection, delivery and product demo facility is in Tinaroo township where we can meet with you by appointment.