Self-guided Tours

All year round

Explore Sydney Observatory and the surrounding historic precinct on a self-guided day visit.

Tour Sydney Observatory

An amazing collection of instruments, artefacts, books and photos are on display at Sydney Observatory. Explore the exhibits and learn about the prominent flagstaff and time-ball to discover the history of astronomy, time-keeping and weather-watching in Australia.

Print or download a self-guided tour brochure (pdf).

Tour Sydney Observatory and The Rocks

Explore the Sydney Observatory site and buildings before launching out into the Observatory Hill precinct, finishing at the Sydney Visitor Centre in The Rocks. Take an optional walk to Dawes Point and the south-east pylon on the Harbour Bridge.

The tour duration is approximately 60 — 90 minutes.

This tour is available as a downloadable brochure (pdf).