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Fauna & Firmament Under the Stars

April 27 @ 18:00 - May 31 @ 18:00


Discover Nocturnal Wildlife and the Amazing Universe

The Ballarat Observatory and Golden Nugget Discovery Tours have come together to give you an unforgettable bush and night time experience.

We care for our Environment and Planet Earth.

As the sun sets, the Australian bush at Woowookarung Regional Park comes alive, a chance to encounter, depending on their being present on the  night, some local wildlife such as Kangaroos, Koalas, Possums, Gliders, Owls, Frogs, Bats, and other night wild life and then to look through telescopes at the Observatory to discover the wonders of the night sky and why the night is so important for all life.

If cloudy, an alternative program is provided including Astrotour movies about Astronomy and a virtual tour of the night sky.

The first part of the Tour begins 1 hour before sunset, and then participants arrive at the Ballarat Observatory 1.5 hours after sunset for viewing through the telescopes.

If cloudy, a virtual tour of the  night sky  will be presented along with 3D movies.

Bookings can be made up to 5 days prior to the Tour. Places are limited.

Available Tuesday and Fridays as listed on the Trybooking Website.

Costs for Groups up to 5 people

$70 Adults

$60 Concession Seniors Card, Pensioner, Student Over 15 yrs.

$52 Children up to 15yrs

$180 Family (2A 2-3Children)

Camping overnight on FRIDAY BOOKINGS ONLY is available at the Observatory. BYO everything. Cost is an additional $150 per family, $75 single person. Includes extra time to view at the telescopes if the sky is clear. Access to kitchen, outside disability toilet at night, and bathroom if required.

Covid19 Restrictions masks and hand cleaning in place.

Booking Here

Information 0429 199 312     If there is a time not listed, contact to book a date/time, not all dates are available as Andrew takes other tours as well. Extra days will be added for later in the year.


 Failure to meet the guide on the day of departure without prior notification will incur a 100% cancellation fee.  If the tour operator cancels the tour, the tour operator will refund all monies payed by the customer.  With prior notification, Rescheduling and Refunds are available for changed circumstances.

Ballarat Observatory and Golden Nugget Discovery Tours shall be exempt from all liability, delay, loss, damage, sickness or injury however caused occurring of or to the passenger at any time while participating in any Tour or related activity and passengers will travel with the understanding that these conditions are accepted prior to departure. Travel insurance is recommended. The management retains the right to alter fares, itineraries, days of operation, and cancel tours for any unforeseen circumstance.


April 27 @ 18:00
May 31 @ 18:00


April 27 @ 18:00
May 31 @ 18:00
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