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Port Macquarie Astronomical Observatory

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First chance to visit this observatory despite being a resident in the late 90's . Sunday night... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2017
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Worth a visit!

Unfortunately the weather was not permitting to look through the microscope, but we had a very fun... read more

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Stewart St, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
+61 2 6581 3977
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Reviewed today via mobile

Unfortunately the weather was not permitting to look through the microscope, but we had a very fun and educational talk from the guy that worked there. It’s a small place but worth a visit.

Thank Samantha D
Reviewed June 13, 2018

If you are lucky enough to have numbers to open on the night you go it's interesting. Take the kids and have a look at the moon up close. Great value

Thank AlFewre
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Seems to attract a good crowd and seems well cared for by awesome volunteers. Let's raise money for this lovely observatory to arrange more comfortable seating. I LOVE it that they bring in aboriginal knowledge. I wish more Australian businesses and government would follow the...More

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Reviewed November 19, 2017

We arrived on a cloudy night, so the telescope viewing was not available. However, the presentation and chat from Mike on Mars was very interesting and informative. I must admit I’m not that into astronomy, but I was absorbed in the chat.

Thank brisfamily255068
Reviewed October 15, 2017

Never been to an Astronomical observatory before we got to hold a piece of a meteorite and look at Satan very informative

Thank annettemarie66
Reviewed October 3, 2017

This place is a hidden gem run by very passionate volunteers. It was great to get an understanding of the solar system and be able to ask lots of questions.

1  Thank Kellie D
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

Firstly I am so disappointed with all the people who have placed negative reviews on Trip advisor on this place. This place was so amazing when I went. The volunteers did well I thought, very very informative. I myself didn't know much information about the...More

5  Thank Cameron C
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

We were a group of five adults and two 6 year olds. The evening started well with a fantastic telescope view of Jupiter. The presentation, however, was very poor. It was unclear when the talk started, there was no introduction, the presenter just appeared to...More

1  Thank JJ380
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

First chance to visit this observatory despite being a resident in the late 90's . Sunday night 730pm start . We were about 10min late but could still get in . The Canadian volunteer speaker provided a wealth of information about our solar system ,...More

1  Thank melbourneros
Reviewed August 1, 2017

We went along to the observatory to see how it worked, talk to the local staff and volunteers. It was well worth the look through the telescope at the moon. Very spectacular!

1  Thank Mark_Blunden
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