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Perth Observatory

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Fantastic starry night

What more can I say, the family and I thoroughly enjoyed our night time visit to the Perth... read more

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A fascinating and astronomical night out.

We attended one of the summer 'dark sky night tours' and I could not speak more highly of it. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melanie C
Melbourne, 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...more
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Perth Observatory 337 Walnut Rd, Bickley, Western Australia 6076, Australia
+61 8 9293 8255
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All reviews night tour run by volunteers naked eye winter night solar system own eyes mozzie spray volunteer guides great viewing star viewing star clusters an amazing experience all ages light pollution gift shop evening starts great tour
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What more can I say, the family and I thoroughly enjoyed our night time visit to the Perth Observatory. The volunteers had four telescopes running and moved the four groups through each telescope. We saw some wonderful objects such as the M42 nebula and star...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended one of the summer 'dark sky night tours' and I could not speak more highly of it. It is 100% volunteer run and they are all extremely passionate and knowledgeable and give plenty of background information on what you're looking at through the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Melanie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I purchased all our family tickets for Xmas 2018. It was an adventure, we met at the casino for the bus that friendly Neville was driving and travelled together to the observatory for about 35minutes. The volunteer staff were all amazing. Full of information and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 66jodya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting from Melbourne and had to check out the observatory and we weren’t disappointed , luckily had a great viewing night , the staff were very knowledgeable and very passionate ! Would Reccomend to any one ! Great evening out

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BenJ1735
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the visit and tour, it was led by several enthusiastic and amusing volunteers who guided us round the telescopes. It was far more than I could have hoped for, with a beautiful clear night sky. A brilliant evening for people of all...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank JohnPH_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were really impressed with the night sky viewing. The place is solely run by volunteers, but they are really top notch. Very informative and interesting. We got divided into four groups (each group between 10 and 15 people), and circulated between four different telescopes....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tamaletown
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Bought the star adoption package 2 years back as a birthday gift and we finally managed to go for the tour in our recent trip. The tour started off with the museum followed by the viewing of the stars. We saw a couple of other...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Althea_ysm
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Thanks to all the volunteers for a great tour tonight! We all loved looking through the telescopes, seeing the older telescopes and walking through the museum. The volunteer guides were very friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable - we learnt a lot. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Natas77
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

The tour is run by a friendly group. Our winter night tour was unfortunately covered by clouds and rains so there was nothing to see. Tour would have been better with a focus on how telescopes work and more about actual astronomy (especially when there...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ktoronto1
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Passionate volunteer guides have plenty of interesting stories to tell about historical events involving this observatory.

Date of experience: September 2018
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6 August 2018|
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Response from Ailsa M | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is plenty of parking at the Observatory
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
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