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Wappa Falls Astronomical Observatory

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A quirky but fascinating evening of star and planet gazing

Owen is your host - he has an amazing collection of large scopes and immense knowledge. You need... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Paul C
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Out of this world experience

An intimate tour through astronomy. Quirky and informative. We started the evening perusing some... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2018
Nick_42212
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191 Wappa Falls Rd, Yandina, Queensland 4561, Australia
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+61 427 467 944
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were amazed at what we saw at Wappa Falls Astronomical Observatory near Yandina on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. It was a perfect night – clear skies, mild temperature and no breeze. Owen, is an encyclopedia of knowledge about the celestial skies. He made us feel...More

Thank maajgreen
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Owen is your host - he has an amazing collection of large scopes and immense knowledge. You need to be aware that the observatory is very basic e.g. toilet facilities are very bush camping style and the whole place is really very spartan. It also...More

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

So refreshing to be somewhere a little out of the box at first, and then, as the bonfire roared and Owen revealed to us different sights through his amazing collection of telescopes, somewhere inspirational and amazing. We’re so lucky to have Owen run this space....More

Thank alison M
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Visiting Nambour for a short time we drove to Wappa Falls and discovered this place by accident. We drove in just to see. We had a talk with Owen and decided to visit the next night. After having been there during the day we knew...More

2  Thank Dianne N
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

An intimate tour through astronomy. Quirky and informative. We started the evening perusing some interesting posters, then got a chance to look through the telescopes at a variety of celestial bodies. For an unusual and unique experience this is highly recommended.

1  Thank Nick_42212
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

What a great tour..... Owen is very knowledgeable and passionate about everything space. We spent some time looking at exhibits, a couple of hours looking through 5 different telescopes and then went inside the observatory for a different perspective. Fantastic night for kids and adults...More

1  Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Passionate, knowledgable & eccentric....this place has to be seen to be believed. Totally unexpected, keen to get first-hand experience. Built out of an ongoing passion for educating us about the solar system, the stars & our planets. Without funding, hand-built bit by bit. A guide...More

2  Thank foodthatsings
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Unaware of the observatory and was curios to have a look. I am keen on stargazing and was surprised at the set at Wappa Falls. Happy there is an astronomical observatory within my immediate area. Would recommend a visit for all ages.

1  Thank penguin666
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Visited quite awhile ago now but have just recommended this place to a friend as it was such a cool night! Learnt so much & was totally mind blown at the telescopes & what we saw through them. Was something different & truely memorable. Definitely...More

1  Thank Tyla D
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We had a great time with friends and learnt such a lot about our wonderful solar system a must to do,thanks Owen for a great night and your wonderful knowledge

1  Thank Peter B
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