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Australia's Largest Telescope: A Self-Guided Tour of Siding Spring Observatory


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Explore Siding Spring Observatory at your own pace with this affordable walking tour.

• Traces the history of the observatory and peek inside Australia’s largest telescope while receiving personal insights from special guests
• Hear from producer Marnie Ogg, the Founder and CEO of the Australasian Dark Sky Alliance, as she brings tourism, science and people together
• Do it all in an hour or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish
• Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it
• Use the virtual tour option at home

Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code.

The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.

About This Deal

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Siding Spring Observatory, Observatory Road, Coonabarabran, New South Wales 2357 Australia

The tour takes place at Siding Springs Observatory. You'll walk around the observatory and learn about what goes on there.

Pass By: Siding Spring Exploratory & Visitor Centre, Observatory Road, Coonabarabran NSW 2357, Australia

The tour starts outside the visitor centre. You'll be introduced to the tour, the observatory and to how VoiceMap works.

Pass By: Anglo-Australian Telescope, Observatory Road, Coonabarabran NSW 2357, Australia

The tour goes into the Anglo-Australian Telescope where you'll learn about the telescrope.

Pass By: The Sun, Solar System Drive, Coonabarabran NSW 2357, Australia

The tour ends at the virtual sun.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitiser with them to ensure their own protection and the protection of others.
  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation

Departure Point
Siding Spring Exploratory & Visitor Centre, Observatory Road, Coonabarabran NSW 2357, Australia

Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 11/4/2021 - 6/1/2023
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

60 to 90 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the VoiceMap in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here.