Sydney Observatory Night Tours


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, Mars 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 8.30pm or 9pm subject to availability***.


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. Rain checked tickets last for up to 3 months or three booking attempts. 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.

***9pm sessions are available on select evenings only. Please check the available sessions listing online for details.

Group Bookings

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


Plan Your Experience

All the information you need to plan your visit is available on the Sydney Observatory venue page, including:

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