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Wappa Falls Astronomical Observatory

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Address: 191 Wappa Falls Rd, Yandina, Queensland 4561, Australia
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0427467944
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Eccentric, yes, but well worth the visit

We discovered the existence of this place accidentally (we were looking up the Brisbane Planetarium) and called thinking about maybe visiting one day. Owen answered and told us... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 April 2016
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Kitchener, Canada
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Thornlands, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Went there with a youth group without any expectations. As another reviewer wrote we also thought "this is seriously low budget". However we had a great night and it exceeded initial thoughts. It doesn't look too professional but this was seriously made up for by the enthusiasm and knowledge of Owen. We had only just got out of the car... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We were at the Wappa Falls Astronomical Observatory recently and it was a bit of a trick to find with our dumb GPS but we found it by using our heads and asking people (old fashioned I know but it works). They have 16 telescopes all different sizes (you can’t use all of them but still cool) and the provide... More 

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Noosa, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Very good night out. Very educational and informative. Great equipment and such a beautiful property, we really enjoyed our time here!

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

We discovered the existence of this place accidentally (we were looking up the Brisbane Planetarium) and called thinking about maybe visiting one day. Owen answered and told us to come that night because the viewing promised to be good. Once there, we thought "oops, this is seriously low budget" and were tempted to leave but were very glad we didn't.... More 

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Maroochydore, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

The evening commenced with a self guided tour of many informative posters. The grammatical errors and the fact that one section of the display was lent against an abandoned car unfortunately took our attention away from what we were actually reading. From here we got a glimpse of the BBQ area and after seeing it we were all relieved that... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

We spent a strange evening here. We should have followed our gut feeling and left after a few minutes of arrival. We were told to get there early as there was plenty to do. We arrived at 6pm parked the car and were told to look round. All there was to see were some large misspelt posters - one of... More 

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Yandina, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Group of Locals going for the first time. Admit, it was a rainy night so the very passionate (eccentric) owner provided a seminar of sorts indoors. Full marks for his passion but if I'd take overseas guest, for instance, I would have been embarrassed. We did laugh a lot, though. If you want a quirky, different kind of experience, by... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

Great educational for children, plus adults will love it, if you are into this kind of thing. Lots to see.

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Nambour, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015

This is a unique facililty created and run by Owen, who is an astronomy tragic. The physical infrastructure is certainly limited and dated, but if you have a passion for space and the universe, then here is a great opportunity to view planets and stars through a number of impressive self-made telescopes. It is certainly not a slick operation, and... More 

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