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Mount Stromlo Observatory

Mt Stromlo at night
Memorial artwork of one of the obsolete facilities
Country views from the shell
Observatory relic looking over the Brindabella hills
Peaceful picnic spot
Mt Stromlo at night
Memorial artwork of one of the obsolete facilities
Country views from the shell
Observatory relic looking over the Brindabella hills
Peaceful picnic spot

Overview

At Mount Stromlo Observatory you can see spectacular views over Canberra and the Brindabellas and make use of the barbeque and picnic facilities.

Discover the site's history; from its use as a World War II optical munitions factory to the Observatory's post-2003 recovery. Or take an interactive heritage walk with the smartphone app.

Stroll past the only operational research telescope at the Stromlo Satellite Laser Ranging Observatory, part of the Australian National University's site.

Check their website for dates of periodic walking tours and stargazing events.

Mount Stromlo Observatory is the headquarters of the ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, a world-respected community of researchers exploring the heavens.

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Mt. Stromlo Observatory via Cotter Road, Weston Creek, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 45 reviews

“so cool”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1yr ago by L3864KMsofias

Really cool place it's so cool and has gorgeous views. Tones of kangaroos and a great cafe+gift shop.

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“Lovely to wander around”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1yr ago by Paul W

The place was all closed down but great to visit. Good walks around, good views of the surrounding area and a good preslude to a subsequent visit to 'the Dish' at Parkes. Very interesting.

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“For astronomy buffs only.”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1yr ago by Ben D

This site is really only for astronomy buffs. If that's not you, then don't come here. The site was well laid out, with lots to see. There was a path and signage explaining the various points. Only...

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  • Barbeque
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Function Facilities
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Public Toilet