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Interesting, but why build it?

I must have missed something .... Other reviewers were far more impressed than anyone in my... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Steve W
Karratha, Australia
Worth a look

Went with 2 adults and 2 children only charged for adults $5 each. Lady is very passionate about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wollongong, Australia
via mobile
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Off Black Prince Dr, Lightning Ridge, New South Wales 2834, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with 2 adults and 2 children only charged for adults $5 each. Lady is very passionate about the property and history of the building. Worth a look, lady is very quirky and is happy to chat and answer any questions in regards to anything...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2018

I must have missed something .... Other reviewers were far more impressed than anyone in my party. Has been removed from the recommended tour route available at the Tourist Bureau and we only found it by using an outdated map found online.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 28 May 2018

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
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
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

Thank susie37760
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

2  Thank cuzzo14
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
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
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
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

2  Thank Norm B
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