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Perth Observatory

Perth Observatory 337 Walnut Rd, Bickley, Western Australia 6076, Australia
+61 8 9293 8255
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Perth Observatory Tour

Excellent tour of various telescopes at the observatory. Excellent, knowledgeable, friendly tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Naoise H
via mobile
Amazing night!

A BIG thank you to all the volunteers that made tonight so amazing and interesting, My family... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Donna C
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Perth, Australia
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Western Australia's oldest observatory is located 25km east of Perth in Bickley. The Observatory has served the state of WA for over 120 years and remains actively involved in the service of public education. In recognition of its scientific, cultural and historical significance, the Observatory was entered on the state's Heritage Register in 2005. The Perth Observatory is part of the Department of Parks and Wildlife and is run by the Perth Observatory Volunteer Group Inc. The Observatory is open for group day tours and night sky tours. Visit our website for information about our night sky viewing and group day tours.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Perth Observatory 337 Walnut Rd, Bickley, Western Australia 6076, Australia
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+61 8 9293 8255
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tour of various telescopes at the observatory. Excellent, knowledgeable, friendly tour guides, especially Paul. I enjoyed the night very much. Saw the bands around Jupiter with my own eyes (well with the help of a few mirrors and lenses).

1  Thank Naoise H
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

A BIG thank you to all the volunteers that made tonight so amazing and interesting, My family really enjoyed the night. The Star Trek theme was a lot of fun! We will be back for sure

Thank Donna C
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

What an amazing experience, and if you're not a 'star gazer' like me you could easily become one after a visit! The Observatory is run entirely by volunteers, all of whom have either worked there or are 'students of the night sky'. The energy, knowledge...More

Thank Annie H
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

It was a very great night. We both like it. My hubby is more into the stars than me but I really enjoy the tour. It was a different experience to celebrate our valentine. (Romantic too) Was a good weather for it and we saw...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

We a group of 6 booked for the tour of Bickley Observatory. We were with about a total of 50 people divided into 4 groups. As we were a photography group we spent some time out taking photos The information they give is awesome. It...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

What a lovely way to spend the evening! Away from the hustle and bustle of the city and its commercialism, we enjoyed a gourmet picnic hamper (and a bottle of delightful bubbles) from the nearby Hainault Winery, then spent a magical couple of hours wandering...More

Thank Felicity M
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

It was an brilliant evening of stargazing,I never new the history of the observatory either, It beautiful night out with friendly knowledgeable guides.

Thank Troy D
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

A BIG thank you to all the volunteers that made last night so amazing and interesting, We really enjoyed it! You could tell the team were passionate about the observatory and the night sky. Will definitely visit again when we come back to Perth. It's...More

Thank Michelle C
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

That moment when looking at the cosmos is like looking at a cell and you realise the cosmos really IS in everything 😳 Informative knowledgeable & passionate guides make a great experience Tip: bring mozzie spray & walking shoes

1  Thank Charmaine T
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Come and see an icon of Western Australia, with both historic and contemporary value! A good night and we are already making plans to come throughout the year to track the seasonal sky.

Thank Wirilli
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Yew H
7 May 2018|
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Response from Annie H | Reviewed this property |
We took some photos, but as there are several telescopes to be visited time was a bit tight. They were pretty keen to be sure all visitors were ready to leave after visiting the shop (which has a variety of excellent books... More
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Esther A
14 October 2016|
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Response from Lee G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Esther, the road is in good condition but does not have many street lights as it is in the hills. Be very aware and drive carefully till you get back to the main road as there were lots of kangaroos out and about in the... More
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Lois L
28 September 2016|
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Response from Matthew W | Property representative |
Hi Lois We have had people come up and go home via taxi. You can book a taxi to pick you and it's best if you book them to pick you up from the observatory about 2 hours after the tour start (if tour starts at 7:30pm then... More
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