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Observatory Hill

Address: Watsons Road | Millers Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 (0)2 9217 0485
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Ranked #57 of 237 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums, Lookouts, Landmarks
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Type: Observatories/ Planetariums, Lookouts, Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Melbourne, Australia
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263 reviews 263 reviews
179 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

As the name indicates and the photos here show, Observatory Hill is a natural piece of high-set land. It overlooks the Harbour and The Rocks and so is a lovely place to walk around on a fine day. It's also the site of an Observatory. There are lawns and trees and benches and picturesque shelters too. There also used to... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Fantastic view of the Harbor Bridge and North Sydney at night. It was a perfect place for dating your loved ones. My first visit was with my girlfriend, and I was quite impressed to find such a quiet and nice place in busy city. Shaded trees, leaves covering walking path and harbor facing benches, definitely a must see.

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cleethorpes
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61 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

if you come here you will get a look through a telescope an interesting talk and. A fabulous view of the bridge from an unusual angle

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Melbourne, Australia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
39 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I'm not really sure how well the observatory works here with all of the light pollution from the Sydney CBD, but I didn't come here (initially) for the observatory (though I will probably go there the next time I am in Sydney). However the gardens themselves afford a wonderful view of the harbour (and the bridge, if you consider the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I like the place very much, it is quite and oversee the city and harbour bridge. I always like the rocks, i always go there just have a walk, so if you ever go to the rocks, climb up to the hill, it is amazing view!

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Sydney, Australia
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85 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It's a really peaceful park with lovely views across the water to the Harbour Bridge and over to North Sydney (including Luna Park). A favourite spot for wedding photos on a Saturday afternoon. Really stunning at sunset.

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Singapore, Singapore
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a good place to get a scenic view of Sydney Harbor Bridge and the river. Then you can take the cairnhill wall to go to circular quay and opera house.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

do this it is great right near the Bridge near the Rocks plenty to see and most likley better to do at night to do some star gazing

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Very peaceful place to look at the wonderful views. The museum is small, yet very interesting and well maintained with helpful staff. Go and have a look.

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Sacramento, California
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38 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Our local friends took us up here for a look at the gorgeous city of Sydney. We didn't visit the Observatory, but the cafe next to the art gallery was very nice. Not cheap, but delicious food in a pleasant setting. A wedding had been held on the grounds an hour before, and you could understand why. Lovely trees and... More 

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