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Mudgee Observatory

961 Old Grattai Road, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 6373 3431
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Well worth the visit

Inspiring passion for the stars. John and his wife were lovely hosts with a family approach... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Greater Newcastle, Australia
Amazing wonderful and mind blowing.

John is simply fantastic. he was extremely patient with the group very accommodating to everyone... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John Paul L
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961 Old Grattai Road, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 6373 3431
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Inspiring passion for the stars. John and his wife were lovely hosts with a family approach. Suitable for children 6 and above so they can focus through a telescope. Amazing to see Saturn and Jupiter.

Thank Newie74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

John is simply fantastic. he was extremely patient with the group very accommodating to everyone. was very knowledgeable. One of the best experiences I've had.

Thank John Paul L
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We were on holidays and came to the observatory on a clear night. If you follow the fantastic clear directions on the website, it's easy to find and about 20 mins out of town. A few telescopes set up around outside and one in the...More

Thank WorldTraveller036
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

John was very generous and patient with a large group. We had a clear night with Jupiter ascending, globular clusters and meteors. Great use of several telescopes. Highly recommended

Thank ausdude70
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Considering that we've been star gazing in Atacama it's not the best night sky we've seen. But John's quite knowledgeable and showed us a few star clusters and Jupiter with it's four moons. If you are looking at doing something more than just wine tasting...More

1  Thank Rhitam
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Brilliant for the family - how exciting to look at the star birthing suit, clusters and all those things you can't name. The moon in its beauty and just understand more about the universe with a cup of tea - lovely night for all.

1  Thank Tim C
Reviewed 5 January 2017

So much Skill and knowledge it was incredible. Great presentation and great price. had an awesome time.

Thank Brad308
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

You certainly don't expect to see this level of observatory in a little town like Mudgee, kids will love how John shares his experience and equipment with you. Cheap outing while visibly Mudgee that everyone will remember for ever, bookings essential.

1  Thank Michael E
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We decided to drop into the observatory today as we were out and about. Although it wasn't viewing time (as it was during the day) the owner was more than happen show myself and my husband around and explained the different telescopes, what they viewed...More

2  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Was really looking forward to this experience. Ive never been to an observatory before but really expected more. To be honest, I was expecting the setup to be a bit more professional. Its basically in someones backyard but that wasn't the issue.. It was very...More

3  Thank Tony_99x
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3 July 2016|
Response from Linda M | Reviewed this property |
You can give John and Paticia (the owners) a call on 02 6373 3431 or 0428 560 039. Costs are $15.00 for adults, $8.00 for children under 12 and $40.00 for family (2 adults, 2 children).