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Perth Observatory

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Interesting and Enriching Experience!

Bought the star adoption package 2 years back as a birthday gift and we finally managed to go for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Night Tour - excellent!

Thanks to all the volunteers for a great tour tonight! We all loved looking through the telescopes... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
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...more
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Perth Observatory 337 Walnut Rd, Bickley, Western Australia 6076, Australia
+61 8 9293 8255
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 4 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.

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

Thank ktoronto1
Reviewed 14 September 2018

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

1  Thank Murray J
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I visited Perth Observatory during a recent stay in Kalamunda. I was not prepared for the quality of this attraction. It was hard to believe that the majority of the people involved are volunteers who give of their time freely and willingly. I saw the...More

1  Thank JLaneJnr
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We joined the winter night tour during our Perth trip in August. It was an amazing night, the sky was clear and we were fortunate enough to see several planets in our Solar System and different constellations through the telescopes. The guides / crew are...More

1  Thank leeyunyann
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Had a fabulous night at the observatory. We were lucky that clear weather put Mars, Saturn, Venus and multiple constellations in clear view. The evening starts with a small, introductory museum, before heading out to view the stars. Well organised into groups, we had multiple...More

1  Thank AnalyticalTourist
Reviewed 6 May 2018 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).

3  Thank Naoise H
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

1  Thank Donna C
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

1  Thank Annie H
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5 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
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13 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