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Mapleton Observatory

Flaxton Drive, Mapleton, Queensland 4560, Australia
+61 7 5476 1183
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Heavens Above!

Spent a fascinating two hours with two very knowledgeable volunteers last week. Well worth the time... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
474alison
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Perth, Australia
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We made the trek to the Mapleton Observatory a few weeks ago as part of our drive around Australia... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2016
JGDynamo
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New Brunswick, Canada
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“Heavens Above!”
19 Jul 2016
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Flaxton Drive, Mapleton, Queensland 4560, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a fascinating two hours with two very knowledgeable volunteers last week. Well worth the time and I learned such a lot, as did my family including a 12 and 15 yo. Thank you.

Thank 474alison
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Reviewed July 19, 2016

We made the trek to the Mapleton Observatory a few weeks ago as part of our drive around Australia and with our love of astronomy we are doing what we can to get to as many of these observatories as possible in our time here....More

2  Thank JGDynamo
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Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

We had lots of fun very educational children had learnt so much great people saw heaps. Would love to do it again.

1  Thank E6852ZWmaxr
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Reviewed February 16, 2016

We have holidays at the Sunshine Coast and visited the Hinterlands many times, and came across this little observatory while searching for things to do. What an experience! We were lucky to have a clear night, and were able to see plenty of stars, planets...More

3  Thank Jurina H
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Reviewed February 8, 2016

A small observatory run by helpful & very knowledgable volunteers. We learnt so much - saw stars we had never heard of and had astrological patterns pointed out. Highly reccomend a visit to Mapleton Observatory.

2  Thank Brian W
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Reviewed December 15, 2015

Mapleton is one of many small towns within an easy drive of Brisbane/Sunshine Coast for relaxed day/overnight trips. Adrian and Lainie give a really informative tour of the stars using 2 telescopes, one rigged to a computer, exploring the wonders of our galaxy. The Observatory...More

2  Thank LimCCT
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Reviewed November 25, 2015

This is a must see for everyone who loves the stars and space. It's so amazing to be able to see this with your own eyes!

1  Thank Chloe C
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Reviewed August 11, 2015

We found our Observatory visit both fascinating and informative. We got to see Jupiter, Venus and Saturn with it's amazing rings! Very cool stuff.

Thank Susan L
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Reviewed June 8, 2015

Did not know what to expect but thoroughly enjoyed the evening! We have always loved the stars and universe. What a insight this was for myself girlfriend and folks.. Paul spent a good couple of hours with us, showing us the wonders of the night...More

1  Thank Chris H
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Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a true hidden gem in the sleepy little town of Mapleton. We spotted the observatory dome while eating at a cafe in Mapleton and wondered if it was open to the public. We googled "Mapleton Observatory" and lo and behold, you can simply...More

6  Thank Jorgadelic
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