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Sydney Observatory

1003 Upper Fort St | Millers Point NSW, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9217 0111
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Sydney Observatory Astronomy Daytime Tour
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“clear night”(52 reviews)
“solar system”(33 reviews)
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Built in 1858 Sydney Observatory is a fascinating heritage site and public observatory. The quintessential visit is a night tour of 90 minute duration which includes telescope viewing and a Space Theatre experience with a planetarium experience in...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1003 Upper Fort St | Millers Point NSW, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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+61 2 9217 0111
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This didn't look so interesting from the website, but it was extremely interesting, especially to someone like me who's into history and navigation. It's not very large, but it packs a lot into a small space. For example, I didn't know that one of the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After a few false starts, we came here for a night tour. They allow three rain checks before you void your ticket, and you can get a rain check up to noon of the day of your booking. We had a bad run of luck...More

Thank JonHSydney
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a friendly and knowledgable guide Andrew. We learned loads and it was presented in a way that was easy to understand. A few clouds so we couldn't see everything but we did see Saturn and that was an absolute highlight. Can't believe I've...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

History and science, my two favourite subjects. The tours were all booked out but we spent a couple of hours looking through the wonderful museum and the grounds. We had good chats about the displays with the reception desk and two handymen repairing some of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was dissapointed with the day tour it was $10 for adults and we were only allow to see 2 planets in the telescope then headed over to Planetarium to see planets and stars on a projector called planetarium better to watch a Dvd documentary...More

Thank oceandream50
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The knowledge of the team was amazing and despite the fact there were cloudy skies and we couldn't view as much as what was planned it was still a great tour. Such a privilege to be in the original building with the original working roof...More

Thank Q1135GJab
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This historic enter needs to be supported so that NSW will preserve and update it. Coming from the Northern Hemisphere you will need an astronomy lesson that includes the Southern Cross (on Australia's flag) and identifying Alpha Cenari as one of the pointer stars. It...More

Thank Vikw2
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took 2 of my granddaughters aged 10 and 9 to the 6.30pm session. They voted it "the best outing ever". Our astronomer leader was very knowledgable and was perfect for adults and children. It was a clear evening and we saw so much of the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend. The building and history are fascinating. The guides are captivating and knowledgeable! I wish I’d visited sooner.

Thank Andy P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from the Rocks to the Observatory on the hill. The buildings and the views are exceptional. A beautiful piece of inner Sydney. We used the free guide and did a self guided tour which was very good.

Thank John S
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dms246
December 25, 2017|
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Response from Tom R | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are hop on hop off buses. Two different routes
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danstar68
November 1, 2016|
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Response from Sydney O | Property representative |
Hi! Thank you for your enquiry about Sydney Observatory's Family Friendly Tours. Yes, you are correct that it will still be light during the Family Friendly tours in January 2017, with the sun not setting until 8pm. In... More
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David G
July 7, 2015|
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Response from TokyoGeoff |
Hi David, Sometimes we can squeeze one into our 'car park' but typically no we can't handle a 25 seater as the car park is a rough dirt yard next door and reserved for trades and services. There is plenty of metered parking... More
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