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Address: 961 Old Grattai Road, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: (02) 6373 3431
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Great spot - John's passion is infectious!

Great set-up in a charming, unexpected spot! Worth the drive out there. The owner is generous with his time and passionate about his astronomy - our kids from 7 to 17 were rapt!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Margie D
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Camden, Australia
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Camden, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great set-up in a charming, unexpected spot! Worth the drive out there. The owner is generous with his time and passionate about his astronomy - our kids from 7 to 17 were rapt!

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Thank Margie D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it! Such a personal little observatory, with an owner so passionate about the stars. Just watch out for kangaroos on your way back to town!

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Thank Daniel F
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

I called on a Friday afternoon to enquire about coming out that night - there was no one else booked, but he was happy to give me a private session. It is quite a long drive from Mudgee, and a lot of it is off road (though very safe to get through in a sedan), so allow enough time to... More 

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1 Thank Alex H
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

A bit of a distance to get there from Mudgee town centre but worth it. The host was very friendly and the entrance is only $10. The guy who runs it set the place up as a hobby and he knows his stuff.

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2 Thank NiallFlynn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Worth the 20 min trek into the bush- builds the excitement! John was very relaxed & casual- ozzie bloke to match the mood of the evening. No bells & whistles here like city observatories, but everyone gets a go to look into several telescopes & watch some short DVD's on a big screen in Johns shed with some interesting artefacts.... More 

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3 Thank Trish D
Gorokan, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Mudgee Observatory is a must-see. The owner is friendly and helpful. The place is really special and John's love for astronomy is inspiring.

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3 Thank Kelly M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Awesome observatory fantastic reception. Mudgee star parties each year, great company & wine what else can you ask for?

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3 Thank Matty S
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Lovely hosts. Night sky objects such as Saturn and star clusters, binary stars visible through telescopes. Very educational and entertaining.

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3 Thank Warren L
Toukley, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It was a beautiful starry night got to see Saturn and other constellations. The two teenagers enjoyed it also..

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1 Thank Andreak63
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Great trip to Mudgee observatory - John is brilliant, explaining the stars in ways kids can understand and really looking after our youngest (aged 5). Our eldest (aged 8) summed it up brilliantly on seeing Jupiter for the first time: "this is so cool". And all for $25 for a family of four.

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