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Warrumbungle Observatory

Opens in 24 min: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Fascinating experience

We visited the Observatory on their Open Day at the end of September. It was very well organised... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Julia708
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Brisbane, Australia
Brilliant and interesting

Really well done enthusiastic guide. Never felt rushed and learnt lots. Brilliant for all levels... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Paula T
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  • Average6%
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841 Timor Rd, Coonabarabran, New South Wales 2357, Australia
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+61 488 425 112
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Part of the three main observatories in the area the Warrambungle Observatory is one that is open to visitors for night time viewing. The shows are pretty neat, about 90minutes long, they tell you all about what you are looking at, mostly aiming at the...More

2  Thank JGDynamo
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Not that the cost itself was the problem, that seemed quite reasonable when booked, but the fact they still took everybody's money and ran the "show" the night we went was criminal when it should have been cancelled. Travelling and having scratchy internet access at...More

2  Thank explorer994
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am sorry I am giving such a poor rating but my personal experience was not a good one. Matthew, the tour guide, was very knowledgeable BUT there were way too many people in our group ... close to 30 people. There was cloud cover...More

Thank Deb S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the Observatory on their Open Day at the end of September. It was very well organised with plenty of Astronomers to ask questions. There is shuttle bus that takes you to other observatories on the mountain. The views from Siding Springs are superb!...More

Thank Julia708
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Really well done enthusiastic guide. Never felt rushed and learnt lots. Brilliant for all levels and left wirh a great image on my camera taken by the guide on the big telescope!

Thank Paula T
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We had been to the Warrumbungles previously and decided to specifically visit again to visit the observatory. The show was cancelled and although we were staying only 400M away with wifi, email and text being available, no notice of cancellation was given. When we arrived...More

Thank Roger R
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Great place to go star gazing with the family. Kids loved it! Very informative & you can see the small details on the moon and other planets. Well worth a visit!

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 28 July 2018

We were there on a cold clear winter's night, well rugged up. Mars and Venus were clearly visible to the naked eye, plus other planets for anyone knowing where to look. We were given an excellent visual and verbal presentation on the universe, then checked...More

1  Thank RossHJames
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

A little difficult to find in the dark but a worthwhile visit. We sat outside for a quick slideshow then different stars and planets were pointed out to us. Then there were 3 telescopes outside and one inside a dome to look at various stars...More

1  Thank christine_pages
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Perfect night. Clear enough to see targets even in the small less powerful scopes. The Milky Way was gorgeous, and we had numerous shooting stars and satellites go by. For $28 each the commentary and overall experience was well worth it. Take your SLR without...More

1  Thank andyknox2017
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We had a wonderful night, myself and my two kids, 9 and 11 and their Grandmother. Josh was extremely informative, enthusiastic and patient. Take your Cannon or Nikon SLR for a surprise treat! This was definitely great value and a highlight for us. If you...More

Thank KandiseA1
Reviewed 29 April 2018

A fantastic tour of the night sky with Josh and Peter. Very interestig slide show to start with commentary pitched just right for the audience. Then came the chance to look through the various telescopes focussed on stars and distant galaxies. Plenty of time allowed...More

Thank Peej23
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