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Mudgee Observatory

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

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Great OZ experience

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
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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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Gorokan, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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

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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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The price is low ($10), you'll get to see some kinds of stars on 3 different telescopes, it takes 10 minutes max. Then they show you videos...it is actually much more nicer to watch the stars by yourself, they are so beautiful and numerous. That is already impressive, no need to go to the Observatory

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

I'm sure glad my son (a Mudgee resident) was driving last night! The observatory is well worth the 20 minute drive out of Mudgee high up into the hills along a winding track with plenty of wildlife to keep you alert! We spent a fascinating couple of hours being shown the wonders of the night sky. John was a fantastic... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

A lovely evening with a knowledgable guide to the stars. Being a closet geek, I had an amazing time while my friend, who was a local and had no idea it was there, also had a great time and learned a lot.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

John, is a great. Nothing was a problem he answered everyone questions and the stars were fantastic. well worth the look.

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