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Observatory Cottage Leura Accommodation

3 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
4 Beds
Max 7 Guests

Property Description


Great cottage set high over a valley and in natural bushland. Has its own real observatory. Enjoy the superb atmosphere complete with wood fire, comfy lounges, view over the valley and cosy bedrooms.
FOXTEL is now included with over 40 channels.
The cottage has reverse cycle air conditiong, two oil heaters, a wood fire and there are electric blankets on every bed.

5 DAYS NOTICE IS REQUIRED IF YOU WISH TO BOOK THE OBSERVATORY TOUR. The $425 cleaning fee automatically includes the charge of $350 for the Astro tour.

Bedroom 1 = Queen
Bedroom 2 = Double Bed
Bedroom 3 = Bunk with double on lower and single over

Thank you for your interest in our star gazing tour at the Blue Mountains Observatory. We hope that you will experience an amazing journey through our wonderful universe. At an elevation of 947 meters, the facility boasts pristine skies that resemble the conditions found in the Australian outback – but close enough to many shops and attractions in the area. The Blue Mountains Observatory is not simply “a tourist attraction” - it is a fully internet remote controlled professional research astronomical observatory, with world renowned telescopes and imaging equipment.
We cater for people 8 years and older, who have never seen through a telescope before, right up to professional astronomers. A very personal experience offered by no other facility - entirely tailored to your group's interests and enjoyment! This is not an observatory where you are waiting with 40 other people for 2 hours and only see a few objects. Instead, we have structured our tours in such a way that there will be no rush during observing time and you will receive the maximum opportunity for everyone in your group to enjoy the experience of a variety of astronomical objects. The tour is very comprehensive and educational.

More Information

For even more details explore the Observatory Cottage website...

Check in time: 3.00 pm
Check out time: 10.00 am

Property Features

  • Check In:
    3.00 pm
  • Check Out:
    10.00 am
  • Fireplace/slow combustion fire
  • Electric Blankets
  • WiFi
  • Linen Provided
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Walk-in shower
  • Children Welcome
  • Television
  • DVD
  • Off Street Parking
  • Deck/verandah
  • Views
  • Special Features:
    Stargazing Tour
  • No Smoking



Hey there dr Hasen, hope you are well? Thank you for the picture! Also a massive thank you for the most awesome time at your observatory! My children had a fantastic and educational time and although I’m not as intelligent as them and my husband gwyn, I had the most wonderful time watching you all interacting and enjoying each other’s company and conversations.
I am so proud of my children as I’m sure you can imagine and I’m so pleased that I found this experience for them. They keep looking at the photos they took and dylan wants a leather lace to put the usb stick around his neck as a necklace. It really has been a profound moment of our holiday!
Thank you again and thank you for your friendship. I can tell you, you have 4 new friends in your life now too!
With love from,
Gwyn, Kate, jac and Dylan.x

My family and I have just spent an extraordinary weekend at the Blue Mountains Observatory in Leura celebrating my birthday and steeping ourselves (OK, it was mostly me) in the wonders of the celestial objects viewable in the Southern Hemisphere. The “seeing” was exceptional, the lectures and tutelage provided by Dr. Hasen Williams were kept at a level that allowed understanding by all members while still preserving the awe of having access to some of the finest astronomical instrumentation available to the general public for their hands-on use. We not only were able to do some visual observations but we also set up and took some wonderful photographs using the very sophisticated state of the art CCD equipment. If you have even the slightest interest in astronomy and want to see what right on your doorstep I cannot provide a more enthusiastic recommendation for this experience. The accommodations are comfortable and more than adequate, and you stay on-site within a few steps of all the facilities.”

Wonderful Experience! We loved the Blue Mountains Observatory Cottage. It a was peaceful bushland setting and a convenient base to explore the Blue Mountains. The highlight of our stay was the Star Gazing experience, we were blown away by all the stars, galaxies and nebulas! Thank you to Arthur and Ben who made it so enjoyable and informative. We now have a budding 7 year old astronomer! Robyn.

Here’s what Gavin wrote “The observatory is a lovely quirky building in a beautiful location. It had everything you needed for a comfortable stay and our highlight were the kookaburras and cockatoos that were tame enough to visit us on the veranda. The house has a good open plan living space which is great for a family holiday”

Brilliant! We had a very relaxing getaway in this lovely cottage. Karen.

Thank you Geoff, we had a lovely time and the cottage was charming. regards, Debra

"I was lucky enough to come across this gem whilst searching for an observatory in the Blue Mountains area. If I were to describe to someone not only the type of accommodation I was looking for but also the experience tied to it, this would be it. The cottage itself is flawless, amazing location, beautiful inside and out, very well maintained. Bundled with the stay is an astronomy tour, do yourself a favour and experience it! It is an additional investment, but well worth it. An observing experience like no other with a professional astronomer, you will both acquire a wealth of knowledge and be marvelled by the beauty of the cosmos. With out a doubt by far our most memorable stay from home." Regards, Jozsef

Hi Geoff, I would like to submit a review for your website/promotional material, on the Blue Mountains Observatory, please. = 5 stars (out of 5)
We took our four children for a country weekend break to the Blue Mountains Observatory. We expected to come away from the whole experience having relaxed, and we really did - the setting is beautiful, the property clean, spacious and had everything we could have asked for. What we didn't expect to come away with, was an experience which opened our eyes to something absolutely amazing. The Astro tour with Hassan was INCREDIBLE. We saw and learnt so much, his enthusiasm was infectious and we now have a permanent and revered appreciation of our stars, galaxy's and planets as seen through the Blue Mountains Observatory telescopes. Thank you, thank you, Thank you very much. Felicity.

Here’s what Nick wrote: 'Cosy cottage with an indoor wood heater, surrounded by bushland and friendly birds. Just a few mins drive from Leura. Would highly recommend'

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from $300 per night




94 Rawson Pde., Leura, NSW
33°42′7.483″ S, 150°20′14.001″ E
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