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Outback Astronomy

18817 Barrier Highway, Broken Hill, New South Wales 2880, Australia
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Highlight of Broken Hill

If you you are visiting Broken Hill don’t miss Outback Astronomy! Wonderful presentation and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
vicki B
An Absolute Must Do When in Broken Hill!

We cannot rate this activity highly enough! We were lucky to be there on a quiet night so there was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geggy1
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Hang out with the stars while in Broken Hill. Enjoy a personalised night sky show from the comfort of a reclined chair under the vast Outback sky. You'll be enchanted and amazed by this star-gazing experience. Designed for the novice, our Sky Shows introduce you to famous stars and constellations, nebulae and other objects during a virtual cruise across the Milky Way. You'll experience naked eye and binocular-assisted viewing of the night sky with narration by a knowledgeable guide! We also offer telescope viewing in selected shows. We are outdoors under a lovely clear dark sky - there is no light pollution! While we ask that you rug up like your going to the snow, we also supply blankets and zero degree Celsius sleeping bags to slip into (boots and all) during cold months. Note that outback Australia can be sub-zero degrees from April to November! Very soon, we move to a new location with bathroom facilities and other permanent structures! Keep a watch on our website blog and our Facebook page.
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“hot chocolate” (11 reviews)
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18817 Barrier Highway, Broken Hill, New South Wales 2880, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you you are visiting Broken Hill don’t miss Outback Astronomy! Wonderful presentation and information about our stars and planets in easy to understand language whilst rugged up warmly (do wear plenty of warm clothes ,a blanket is a good idea too).What a fabulous star...More

Thank vicki B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We cannot rate this activity highly enough! We were lucky to be there on a quiet night so there was only the two of us and one other. Linda and her husband are great hosts and made the night exceptionally informative and fun. We booked...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not a stargazer per se but decided to do this as it was not something I'd usually do. I was the only participant on the night I went but they still went ahead, to my good fortune. Linda and Travis are both friendly people...More

Thank Steven S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do activity when staying over in Broken Hill; the presentation is delivered in a passionate manner and you learn so much about the night sky, with a lesson on indigenous astronomy as well. We highly recommend anyone visit this...kids of all...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Amazing experience by a couple who provide detailed information on our solar system and beyond. Luxury Banana lounges are provided with a glass of something if you desire. We witnessed a lightning show as a added bonus. Recommend this experience for singles. couples, families with...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Very friendly and professional hosts will introduce you to fabulous world of stars, planets and galaxies... Crossing the doors of Outback Astronomy is like traveling to parallel universe.

Thank Adam L
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

I found this through a Google search of things to do in Broken Hill - wasn't sure what was available that wasn't art based. So glad that we took the opportunity! The night wasn't fabulously clear but that was probably more frustrating for our guide...More

1  Thank Pen W
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

We are still speechless! It was just amazing. Linda knows a lot about the stars - stunning. Trav & Linda were both lovely! Thanks for having us although it was cloudy.. but really worth it. We will come back!

Thank Veronica S
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Our family 'tripped the light fantastic' on a dazzling interstellar journey of discovery. Hot chocolate and meteors trails courtesy of the true 'Guardians of our Galaxies', Linda & Travis. An absolute must do!

Thank Crag B
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

We were very lucky and had a perfectly clear night with a light breeze, our hosts Trav and Linda were really welcoming and providing comfy chairs, personal audio device, great binoculars, sleeping bag for warmth and a take home star chart. Linda was an absolute...More

Thank Lauren M
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MartyBal
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Response from Linda N | Property representative |
Hi there Adults are $45 per person and your children in the 6-12 years category are $25 each and other people in the 13-17 years range are $35 each. We have this information in our FAQs on our website and planning to... More
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