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Astronomers Monument

Off Black Prince Dr, Lightning Ridge, New South Wales 2834, Australia
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Quirky little place at the back of town. Built single handed by Alex a immigrant drawn here by the lure of the good life

Have a look around at what this man achieved, his knowledge of the stars and be in awe of his... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Debra S
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Lightning Ridge, Australia
Fantastic tour

Thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful tour. Beautiful passionate lady, Ivanka gave us the most... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
Dani0163
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Temagog
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Off Black Prince Dr, Lightning Ridge, New South Wales 2834, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have a look around at what this man achieved, his knowledge of the stars and be in awe of his building skills!

Thank Debra S
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful tour. Beautiful passionate lady, Ivanka gave us the most wonderful history lesson. She is so passionate about the monument and carrying on the builders unfinished work. It is so sad she had been mistreated by the local tours and taken off...More

1  Thank Dani0163
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Very interesting place with history, quirky and weird but incredible too. Informative lady will show you around and asks for a donation of your choice rather than a price so give what you think its worth

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Don't leave without seeing it! Ignore what you hear from the locals and the Information Centre. She has been removed from the Red Door Tour so go left just before Amigo's Castle. OK the lady is a little eccentric but maybe the local attitude has...More

1  Thank cuzzo14
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Got a very interesting history lesson from a lovely natured lady a must see attraction . It is afun way to learn about famonuse people that you donot learn about at school. It should be put on the attractions so that more people get to...More

Thank Astrid R
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

I had an enjoyable morning doing the tour of the monument and garden and learning about both Alex and the current owner's lives. Both the types of characters I'd expect to bump into in a town like this. It took longer than I expected, but...More

1  Thank Ian W
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

What a great personalised tour by a lovely lady. She has copped lots of abuse by locals but we found her tour very informative. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank malvic2016
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

The astronomers monument is a must to see, the story behind the monument is fascinating, sad that it is not on the official car door tour anymore and yes there is a story behind that too

1  Thank Norm B
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The lovely lady (tour guide) had some lovely stories and interesting information to tell our family, she is lovely to speak to and easy to talk to, she also always has answers to our questions. The tour was interesting and fun, I have definitely got...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

An hour and $5 per person that we wish we could somehow get back. We were on our way to Amigo's Castle when we veered left instead of right. An enlightening tour and insight into the mind of a very odd lady. Fascinating display of...More

Thank endless1508
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