Sydney Observatory Family Tours

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Explore the iconic Sydney Observatory on our family-friendly tour designed for small groups including young children aged six and above.

Explore the rich scientific history of the highest natural point in Sydney Cove and learn about archaeology, flag communications and weather measurement before venturing inside the Observatory building.

Climbing the building’s narrow staircases, you'll step inside the Observatory's domes to see historic and modern telescopes in action.

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Tour Details


Sydney Observatory

on Gadigal land

1003 Upper Fort St
Millers Point NSW 2000

Open Hours
Open for pre-booked tours and programs

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Child $24, Adults $36, Concession $32
Recommended for ages 6+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Older visitors are encouraged to book the Sydney Observatory ToursInternal link icon.


Family Tours run Friday – Saturday
Times are subject to change.

Running time approximately 1 hour.
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Viewing of astronomical objects depends on cloud cover, time of day and date. In the event of wet weather, the tour may be cancelled and payment refunded. Guests will be notified of a cancellation via email four hours before the tour. Guests are welcome to rebook for a future date, subject to availability.


Sydney Observatory Family Tours include more than a hundred stairs and areas inaccessible to wheelchairs.

We encourage visitors with accessibility requirements to contact us via or (02) 9217 0222 for help in planning your visit. We accept Companion Cards.

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Groups and Schools

For groups of 8 or more, please contact us on (02) 9217 0222 or

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