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Sydney Observatory Tour

Benefit: Sydney Observatory Day Tour
Regular Price: Adult GBP 5.41; Child GBP 4.33
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Attraction Highlights

  • Enjoy a fascinating 30-minute tour of Sydney Observatory
  • Explore the Universe in the Planetarium or Space Theatre.
  • Direct views of the sun, bright stars and planets
  • Convenient Sydney location and easy transport access
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Sydney Observatory Day Tour

Regular Price: Adult GBP 5.41; Child GBP 4.33
Important Notes
* Day Show ONLY
Address 1003 Upper Fort Street, Millers Point (near The Rocks)
Phone 02 9217 0111
Email:
Work Hours Weekends and School holidays. Pre-book your tour
Closed Days Monday - Friday during school term time. Christmas Day & Good Friday
Website https://maas.museum/sydney-observatory

What to expect

See Sydney from a unique perspective on a Sydney Observatory day tour. Perched on Observatory Hill in The Rocks, the site and surrounds offers panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and the Harbour Bridge. As Australia's oldest existing observatory, hear about the historic highlights of this sandstone structure. See iconic local landmarks and explore the southern sky via telescope. A clear day offers visibility of the Sun, possibly the Moon and Venus. The tour concludes with a Planetarium trip across the universe.

Things to look out for

Aim to visit on a clear, sunny day so that visibility will be better.

Helpful Tips

Day tours run for 30 minutes. During school terms, tours only run on weekends. Tours are held regardless of the weather and if viewing through the telescopes is not possible due to sky conditions, other activities will be arranged.

A cold drinks machine with water and soft drinks is located outside the Observatory in the rear courtyard. There is also a water bubbler in the grounds of the Observatory. No food is sold at the Observatory and food may not be consumed within the building.

If you want to make the most of your time at The Rocks make sure to sign up for The Rocks Walking Tour to uncover the hidden stories of the historic and picturesque precinct.

How to get there

Sydney Observatory is located near The Rocks district. Wynyard Station and Circular Quay are the closest bus and train stations available. Alternatively, you could also take the ferry to Circular Quay and walk. For timetable information, you’ll want to visit Transport NSW.

Visitors using wheelchairs are able to access Sydney Observatory gardens, 3D space theatre, ground floor exhibitions and the East Dome Telescope. There is no wheelchair access to the North and South telescope domes due to narrow and steep staircases in the heritage-listed buildings. An outdoor telescope can be installed by prior arrangement. Toilets are located at the rear of the building and can be accessed from the grounds. There is a toilet which can accommodate a wheelchair.

Important Notes

* Day Show ONLY
Address 1003 Upper Fort Street, Millers Point (near The Rocks)
Phone 02 9217 0111
Work Hours Weekends and School holidays. Pre-book your tour
Closed Days Monday - Friday during school term time. Christmas Day & Good Friday
Website https://maas.museum/sydney-observatory