We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Spectacular

I cannot describe the amazing views of the Planets, moon and Stars in a beautiful clear night. My... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Navin K
,
Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
Star struck

We had so much fun tonight! Our kids have been learning about the planets this year, so this was... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Nancus
,
Brisbane, QLD
via mobile
Read all 15 reviews
16
All photos (16)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good20%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“great night”(3 reviews)
“clear night”(3 reviews)
“hamburger”(2 reviews)
About
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Contact
Geoff Raph Drive | Kingaroy Airport, Kingaroy, Queensland 4610, Australia
Website
+61 7 4164 6194
Call
Reviews (15)
Filter reviews
15 results
Traveller rating
12
3
0
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
12
3
0
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews great night clear night hamburger huge telescopes wings james saturn planets moon sky stars jupiter mars blankets astronomy rug surface
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 15 reviews
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

I cannot describe the amazing views of the Planets, moon and Stars in a beautiful clear night. My family and friends visited this place as a group and we thoroughly enjoyed the real close-up views of Venus, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and its moons, and moon...More

Thank Navin K
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We had so much fun tonight! Our kids have been learning about the planets this year, so this was perfect to back up their learning. It was such a well presented evening for us, with excellent knowledge and enthusiasm for astronomy from James and his...More

Thank Nancus
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

This is a must do if you are in the Kingaroy area and have even the slightest interest in the stars! James is very knowledgable and the set-up is unique and impressive. The clouds cleared for us and we saw Saturn’s rings, hamburger shaped nebulas...More

Thank Swt4000
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Absolutely blew ours minds to get a personal tour of the sky with huge telescopes that you get to use yourself. The retractable rood is super cool so you are sitting under the stars outside while James is hosting the tour! It’s incredible. We saw...More

Thank libe18
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

What an amazing experience and if you love the night sky and stars then this is a must do. July was a cold winter night, about 1-3 degrees, but a clear night and spectacular viewing. Kids loved it, viewing Jupiter, Saturn and the ‘hamburger’. It...More

Thank janellep60
James B, Owner at Kingaroy Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

HI Janelle! We're glad you enjoyed the cold! LOL...hey, that's the best time of the year in Qld. Anyway, thanks for the visit hope to see you back again on another cold, clear, starry night.. hahaaa.. Hey, keep that lovely smile you have, for each...More

Reviewed 14 May 2018

If you are travelling to Kingaroy factor in a visit to this Observatory. James the resident astronomer is so knowledgeable it was a wonderful evening.

Thank Diane N
James B, Owner at Kingaroy Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thank you, Diane for those kind words. Much appreciated. I do hope we see you all back in Winter to see Mars, Jupiter and Saturn and a host of other DeepSky goodies I haven't shown you yet. All the best, James

Reviewed 28 September 2017

Visiting the Observatory was a key reason for our visit to the region and it didn't disappoint! Our son is very interested in space and astronomy and absolutely loved the two hour show - and so did we. Mr Barclay is incredibly knowledgable and entertaining,...More

Thank familyadventurer2017
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

If you are ever in Kingaroy or have the chance to head out there, this place is a must do! It was amazing. We seen Saturn, Jupiter and literally millions of other stars! It was relaxing, informative and just a great night. Was a little...More

Thank CZtrips27
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Don't miss a trip to the observatory. We saw a couple of plants amongst other star delights. Great commentary. Blankets provided for cooler nights. Well worth takin g the advice of the operator and wear fleece!

Thank Sbegles
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is a small observatory with a lot to see - the owner is very knowledgeable about the night sky. It was a clear night when we went and the planets, moon and stars were amazing. It became quite cool and in the corner was...More

Thank Alibabe509
James B, Owner at Kingaroy Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016

Thank you for the nice comments. I was a pleasure to have introduced you to the night skies, even though it was bit cool, but that's Kingaroy! lol.. Hope to see you back next year so I can show you more of that beautiful night...More

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 7 nearby hotels
Kingaroy Country Motel
40 reviews
1.90 miles away
Ascot Lodge Motor Inn Kingaroy
72 reviews
1.92 miles away
Burke & Wills Motor Inn
170 reviews
2.17 miles away
Pioneer Lodge Motel
29 reviews
2.20 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 42 nearby restaurants
Utopia Cafe
121 reviews
2.46 miles away
Spice Garden Restaurant
23 reviews
2.41 miles away
Kingaroy RSL
74 reviews
2.26 miles away
Explorers Restaurant
27 reviews
2.17 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 13 nearby attractions
Kingaroy Heritage Museum
80 reviews
2.50 miles away
Pottique Lavender Farm
72 reviews
3.30 miles away
Peanut Van
50 reviews
1.99 miles away
Kingaroy Art Gallery
24 reviews
2.50 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Kingaroy Observatory staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines