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Siding Spring Observatory tour

Warrumbungle National Park

Overview

Explore one of Australia's premier astronomy observatories with brilliant views over Warrumbungle National Park.

Where
Warrumbungle National Park
Accessibility
Hard
Grade
Medium. Suitable for adults and children 6 years and over.
Price

Adult $15 per person. Concession/Child/Senior $7.50 per person. Family $40 for 2 adults and 2 children.

Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Meeting point
The ANU Exploratory cafe visitor centre.
Bookings
Bookings required. Phone (02) 6842 6363. Minimum 6 participants required, maximum 30 participants.
Availability
Available on request.

If you're an astronomy buff, take a closer look around Siding Spring Observatory on a guided walking tour. The observatory's nestled at the edge of the Warrumbungle National Park. You'll enjoy breathtaking 360 degree views from one of the highest points of this beautiful mountain landscape. Explore Australia's leading astronomical research facility beyond the restricted areas on the site. You'll learn about the importance of this area to astronomical research, what astronomers currently observe and how. From inside the viewing gallery at the Australian Astronomical Observatory, marvel at the size of the largest telescope in Australia and learn about why it's a world class instrument.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

  • in Warrumbungle National Park in the Country NSW region
  • Warrumbungle National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Coonabarabran (Warrumbungle National Park)
      (02) 6825 4364
      (02) 6842 3041 After hours emergency
      Contact hours: 9am-4pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • Off John Renshaw Parkway, Warrumbungle National Park
    • Fax: (02) 6825 4334
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Whitegum Lookout, Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary