Stargaze at the Sydney Observatory
You’ll see more stars than the Hollywood Walk of Fame when you visit the Sydney Observatory, which offers day and night tours to marvel at the wonders of the Southern Sky up close, as well as a digital planetarium and museum. Originally a windmill then a fort and a signals tower, the site became an observatory in 1858 — an Italianate sandstone structure with two prominent telescope domes that house a 29cm refractor telescope built in 1874, the oldest still regularly used in Australia. If astronomy isn’t your cup of tea, the trip to Observatory Hill is still compulsory for the Harbour views from its well groomed public lawns.
1003 Upper Fort St, Millers Point NSW, +61 2 9217 0111