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The Blue Mountains Observatory Astro Tours are unique - your group will have access to research quality telescopes with your own professional astronomer with over 34 years of experience. Astro Tours are only available to guests staying at the cottage and bookings for both are essential.

As we have many questions asked about the Astro Tours, we have provided FAQ Section for you to read. However, if you still have any questions, please free to contact us at:

It is vitally important that you read our Tour Conditions, so you know what to expect from us.

(Note on some bookings sites, they may have the Astro Tour price included with a "cleaning fee", as the unique option is not available in their systems..)

 Please click this link to book bothObservatory Cottage and the Astro Tour.  

The Blue Mountains Observatory is a perfect place for a quiet and unusual getaway. The Cottage is located on the outskirts of Leura, only 1.5 hours’ drive west of Sydney.

The Cottage is on standard with a modern home but still retains a traditional and comfortable cosy feel.
Throughout the years we have improved the Blue Mountains Observatory in the quality of its accommodation, services, facilities and its role in the research astronomy. The improvements that we have accomplished regarding the observatory is mentioned in our Facebook page.
We have now upgraded our broadband to full throttle NBN speed.
At 30/12 MBPS everyone with their devices will be able to enjoy free unrestricted and unlimited fast movies, music, games or all your office needs from our cottage.
You will also enjoy over 40 channels of free cable TV provided to you by Foxtel.
We have subscribed to Netflix without restrictions due to interference from the research observatory.
Apple iTV for streaming from your iPhone.
We have posted interesting articles that was published in different public access media directly relating to activities of the Observatory in the News page.


Astro-Tourism: The Blue Mountains observatory is available to guests staying at The Cottage. An experience astronomer will provide you with your own private tour of the night skies through our powerful telescopes. Observing under our fully functional dome will give you a real astronomical experience. Later imaging using our state-of-the-art astronomical telescopes allow everyone to experience a taste of research grade astronomy.
You can find more information here

For booking information and pricing, please visit Blue Mountains Getaways or you can email us in the box below for more information if required.
Once the booking is confirmed, we will follow up with instructions regarding the Astro tour.
Remote control Telescope:  Our telescopes are available for rent online. If you are interested in research astronomy, we can provide support to your most demanding needs. We have been involved with minor planet work for a number of years and we are knowledgeable in obtaining quality data.

Please look through our portal for the observatory at
for a complete list of specifications of our instruments in the observatory or you can email us for more information.
Please visit our Asteroid page for a full description of work done here.


Advanced Astronomy Course: This will be run for small group of enthusiastic astro imagers or study groups.

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