TOURIST OPERATORS – FOR TOUR GROUPS
Historic Sydney Observatory on Observatory Hill at the Rocks is a spectacular site for astronomy and for views across the inner harbour – a highlight in any sightseeing tour. We have something of interest for visitors of all ages: use a telescope, learn about the stars, or experience our 3D space theatre.
In order to prevent disappointment or inconvenience, we urge you to book early for Friday and Saturday night sessions as they tend to be booked out very quickly.
A free parking space for 20 seater coaches is available in the staff parking lot to the right of the Sydney Observatory entry; prior arrangement is necessary.
Food and refreshments
There are plenty of cafés, bars and restaurants just a few minutes walk away down in The Rocks; the closest are the National Trust Café (opening hours: Tues-Sun, 11am-3pm; ph 9258 0175) and the Splendid café/sandwich bar on Kent Street (just down the steps from near the National Trust).
Sydney Observatory gardens, 3D space theatre and ground floor exhibitions have wheelchair access; additionally, an outdoor telescope can be installed by prior arrangement.