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Mudgee Observatory

961 Old Grattai Road, Grattai, New South Wales 2850, Australia
+61 2 6373 3431
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Found this by an internet search on things to do in Mudgee. It is not listed as things to do in... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
Christine_Brian
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Lake Macquarie, NSW
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Awesome experience and will definitely go back!!

Visiting the Mudgee observatory was the highlight of our trip!! John is so knowledgeable and I... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
Angela W
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Sydney, Australia
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961 Old Grattai Road, Grattai, New South Wales 2850, Australia
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+61 2 6373 3431
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Found this by an internet search on things to do in Mudgee. It is not listed as things to do in Mudgee on Trip Advisor. It’s listed under Grattai. Glad I found it because I usually only rely on TA for things to do. The...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Visiting the Mudgee observatory was the highlight of our trip!! John is so knowledgeable and I suspect he’s actually from space haha! Everyone got a chance to look through the telescope and it was amazing! John had a really powerful pointer that points all the...More

1  Thank Angela W
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

We had a fantastic evenin g with friends and kids at the observatory... the hosts we very accomodating and we learnt a lot. A great thing for 13 years old and up kids ... make sure you eat dinner before you go and enjoy home...More

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

I got told to have a look through the telescopes, and that tea and coffee was available inside. The people before me moved the telescopes and when it was my turn all I could see was a white dot. I could see plenty ow white...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2017

Hosts were lovely and informative. We got to see the moon and Saturn through the telescopes and listen to a presentation which was very interesting. Kids loved it. Saturn is amazing! Makes you realise how small we are in the universe!

1  Thank Shane G
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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

We had a great time at Mudgee observatory. John was a fabulous and very knowledgeable host. Great with engaging with younger kids. We got to see the moon up close and also Saturn and Jupiter.

1  Thank Colin K
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Reviewed June 12, 2017

Inspiring passion for the stars. John and his wife were lovely hosts with a family approach. Suitable for children 6 and above so they can focus through a telescope. Amazing to see Saturn and Jupiter.

1  Thank Newie74
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Reviewed May 30, 2017

John is simply fantastic. he was extremely patient with the group very accommodating to everyone. was very knowledgeable. One of the best experiences I've had.

1  Thank John Paul L
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Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

We were on holidays and came to the observatory on a clear night. If you follow the fantastic clear directions on the website, it's easy to find and about 20 mins out of town. A few telescopes set up around outside and one in the...More

1  Thank WorldTraveller036
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Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

John was very generous and patient with a large group. We had a clear night with Jupiter ascending, globular clusters and meteors. Great use of several telescopes. Highly recommended

1  Thank ausdude70
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