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Little Day Out is a curated list of fun things to do for kids in Sydney. We save you time by selecting just six weekend activities we think are the best of what's on

Sydney Observatory - Night Tours, 6.30pm and 8.30pm - From $20, Age: 4+

Sydney Observatory - Night Tours, 6.30pm and 8.30pm - From $20, Age: 4+

Explore the highlights of the southern sky on a night tour at Sydney’s oldest observatory. Use our telescopes* to see the stars, Moon, a nebula or the planets during this quintessential Sydney experience.

Tours include the Planetarium, a telescope viewing (weather permitting)* and a dome tour.

All night tours are 90 minutes in duration, and available at 6.30pm or 8.30pm. For more info, please visit the official website here

Terms and conditions

* Tours are held regardless of the weather. If viewing through the telescopes is not possible due to sky conditions, other activities will be arranged. Tickets are non-refundable but may be exchanged or rain checked for patrons who contact the Observatory prior to 12 noon on the day of their tour. Full terms and conditions are available here.

Please be on time as the tour starts from inside the Observatory building shortly after the doors open. Night visits need to be booked and pre-paid. Bookings, including group bookings, can be made up to three months in advance online or by calling Sydney Observatory (02) 9217 0111.

Group Bookings

Tours include the Planetarium, telescope viewing (weather permitting)* and a dome tour. Call (02) 9217 0111 to book.


When: Monday - Sunday:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday - Saturday:
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Duration: 2.5 hours
Age: 4+

Price: From Child $20, Book online here

Where: Sydney Observatory,
1003 Upper Fort St, Millers Point NSW 2000

Parking: Visitors can either park in Watson Road or Argyle Street both of which are metered. The Observatory is then only a short walk up Watson Road and through the Observatory Hill Park.

Nearest Food: National Trust Cafe
Awesome Coffee: The Fine Food Store

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