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Stargazing from our private observatory at THE DARK SKY HILL

Our observatory is available to be booked by stay guests of the resort only.

Coonabarabran is world renowned for some of the most incredible stargazing in the Southern Hemisphere. You can view the skies from our private observatory perched high on The Dark Sky Hill property featuring an 11-inch telescope and 180 Degree views of the sky. We look directly at The Siding Spring Observatory. Although lower in altitude at 675 metres we have almost the same sky viewing vantage with crisp cool nights and low humidity being above the dew line.

Our sky show displayed on the big screen showcases what is above us, the procession of the planets and our position in relation to the Sun and the background constellations in real time and into the future.

We explore the night sky and engage in some insightful discussion about celestial delights visible from our telescope.

Obviously all astronomy is weather dependent with rain and cloud cover. As we can’t control any of that we are unable to offer discounts or refunds.

JurasSic style Emu safari

Stay guests can book an optional private unique safari when making your reservation.

We have created a safari-style tour where you join us driving around our emu farm in golf buggies. 

You will have the chance for an intimate first hand unique encounter with our resident emus like no other. You can pat, cuddle, feed them or just watch them grazing in the paddocks. In Winter you can join us when we collect the eggs. Regardless of the time of year you choose to visit, you’ll have an incredible up close experience with these majestic creatures.