Dubbo Observatory
Dubbo Observatory
4.5
Speciality MuseumsObservatories & Planetariums
About
Night Sky & Telescope Viewing Bring your SLR camera to take astrophotographs through the telescope. Daytime viewing of Solar flares and sunspots, planet Venus and some daytime stars Astrominigolf
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
See what travellers are saying
  • Bharat I
    Sydney, Australia230 contributions
    Great to see jupiter, saturn and a whole host of stars in the night sky.
    Great to see jupiter, saturn and a whole host of stars in the night sky. try going in winter but if not possible, summer is ok except it gets really hot. An experience to remember.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 4 January 2023
  • monica h
    3 contributions
    Incredible memorable experience
    We went on a lovely clear night and were the only ones there yet the tour went on. Peter Starz (yes that is his name!!!) is the owner and gives a quick education lesson of stars, moons and planets. You are soon engrossed and beginning to feel just as passionate as Peter. His knowledge is incredible that we stayed for nearly 2 1/2 hours!!. What he showed us that night and taught us was unforgettable that we now feel quite knowledgeable about what the stars really mean. We now look at the night sky in a completely different way. There are around 10 telescopes that he can set up with bigger group numbers but only 2 were set up that night. We still were shown an amazing array of planets and stars. This is a must see and worth the admission fee. Well done Peter. We will be back.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 March 2023
  • marknmeils
    Sydney, Australia315 contributions
    Great experience
    Attended an Astronomy Night Sky Tour on a clear, moonless night ... the session starts with a short slideshow presentation about the solar system, planets, sun etc before being able to view various stars and nebulas via about a dozen telescopes of varying sizes. The use of a laser pointer to point out specific objects and constellations was both absorbing and amazing. A great experience. Wouldn't hesitate to return for a private session when next in Dubbo.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 July 2023
  • Steve & Jo
    Sydney, Australia7 contributions
    A very enjoyable night with the stars
    A very enjoyable night. Great to be able to see Jupiter, Saturn and even the distant Neptune and other star systems. Mr Starr (yes, that is his name) takes the time so everyone gets a chance to see the highlights. Highly recommended.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 October 2023
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.5
117 reviews
Excellent
79
Very good
24
Average
8
Poor
1
Terrible
5

Steve & Jo
Sydney, Australia7 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
A very enjoyable night. Great to be able to see Jupiter, Saturn and even the distant Neptune and other star systems. Mr Starr (yes, that is his name) takes the time so everyone gets a chance to see the highlights. Highly recommended.
Written 29 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Amanda S
Port Douglas, Australia38 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Family
Had a fantastic night with Peter Starr. We found him very knowledgeable and kept us captivated for the entire time. We highly recommend this to anybody looking for a night out with the stars. Thanks Peter.
Written 19 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

marknmeils
Sydney, Australia315 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Family
Attended an Astronomy Night Sky Tour on a clear, moonless night ... the session starts with a short slideshow presentation about the solar system, planets, sun etc before being able to view various stars and nebulas via about a dozen telescopes of varying sizes. The use of a laser pointer to point out specific objects and constellations was both absorbing and amazing. A great experience. Wouldn't hesitate to return for a private session when next in Dubbo.
Written 17 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ruddy
1 contribution
Apr. 2023
Great experience for all ages. Laser pointing with Peter’s explanation was really good and useful.
Allowed to take a photo of the Orion Nebula
Written 28 April 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

monica h
3 contributions
Feb. 2023 • Couples
We went on a lovely clear night and were the only ones there yet the tour went on. Peter Starz (yes that is his name!!!) is the owner and gives a quick education lesson of stars, moons and planets. You are soon engrossed and beginning to feel just as passionate as Peter. His knowledge is incredible that we stayed for nearly 2 1/2 hours!!. What he showed us that night and taught us was unforgettable that we now feel quite knowledgeable about what the stars really mean. We now look at the night sky in a completely different way. There are around 10 telescopes that he can set up with bigger group numbers but only 2 were set up that night. We still were shown an amazing array of planets and stars.
This is a must see and worth the admission fee. Well done Peter. We will be back.
Written 8 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Bharat I
Sydney, Australia230 contributions
Jan. 2023
Great to see jupiter, saturn and a whole host of stars in the night sky. try going in winter but if not possible, summer is ok except it gets really hot. An experience to remember.
Written 4 January 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Tahnee M
1 contribution
Oct. 2022 • Family
Somewhat underwhelming for the price. We waited outside until door was able to be opened. It was a very cold night. Then had to wait inside. No video was played as explained. Had to then listen to a talk outside in the cold. We were able to see 2 planets and stars. But it wasn’t what I expected. Felt like a backyard viewing. Not an observatory.
Written 1 October 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ruby A
5 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Couples
We arrived before time as it said. Door was late opening and as it was a freezing night, this was a bad start. We sat in a shed to watch a video before the experience began. The video played for 2 minutes, then it finished. The lady was too busy checking people in to press play again so we say for 20 minutes twiddling our thumbs. Peter arrived and took us outside 15 minutes later. He spoke for about 20 minutes and showed slides for information and what we might see. Apart from the moon, the other telescope views were very underwhelming for us. There were sooo many people on the tour, we were lining up behind kids, teenagers and adults to see in every telescope. A lot of money for a very ordinary experience.
Written 9 July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mel81q
Rouse Hill, Australia77 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Family
Excellent! I’d definitely recommend visiting. They have multiple telescopes outside and the large main telescope. They reset the telescopes during the visit so you can see twice as much. A very detailed explanation as well. Really loved it.
Written 22 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

GoodtimeGran61
Central Coast, Australia9 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
Whilst visiting Dubbo on a family trip my daughter-in-law suggested a trip to the Dubbo observatory so glad we went it was an awesome experience!! Peter Starr who was the astronomer hosted the event with his wife, gave a very informative and entertaining talk.
So glad we went and would highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting Dubbo!
Written 20 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 116
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Dubbo Observatory: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Dubbo Observatory


Restaurants near Dubbo Observatory: View all restaurants near Dubbo Observatory on Tripadvisor