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Skywatch Observatory Domestays

SuperhostCoonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
Private room in guest suite hosted by Gary And Merril
6 guests2 bedrooms4 beds1 private bath
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Skywatch Observatory Domestays is a private suite of rooms in our large mud brick residence. It is ideal for couples, families or small groups to experience the majestic night skies and amazing walking trails of the Warrumbungle national park and Pilliga forest.

Guests are provided with a free guided tour of the night sky from our observatory and viewing platform. A full cooked breakfast, available after 7:30 am, is also included.

Astrophotography equipment and guidance from Gary is for hire

The space
Built in 1994, Skywatch observatory is a large mud brick residence set on 3 acres of land with a rural outlook. The observatory is modelled on the Anglo Australian Telescope at Siding Spring and is a 12 metre high tower with a geodesic dome housing a 14 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope.

The accommodation is a private apartment in the main building and consists of 2 bedrooms and sitting/lounge room and a bathroom. Guests have full access to the entertaining/dining room, the kitchen, mini golf course, observatory and the native garden.

For anyone interested in astrophotography we have equipment for hire and are willing to assist with teaching you the basic skills associated with taking amazing night sky photos.

Guest access
Guest Suite
Main Kitchen
Entertaining/Dining Room
18 hole Astronomically themed mini golf course
Observatory and Skywatching viewing platform
Garden

Other things to note
Guests interested in astrophotography can hire our equipment and time to assist in taking amazing photos of the night sky with their DSLR cameras or other equipment.
Skywatch Observatory Domestays is a private suite of rooms in our large mud brick residence. It is ideal for couples, families or small groups to experience the majestic night skies and amazing walking trails of the Warrumbungle national park and Pilliga forest.

Guests are provided with a free guided tour of the night sky from our observatory and viewing platform. A full cooked breakfast, available after…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 2 single beds

Amenities

Breakfast
Indoor fireplace
Wifi
Fire extinguisher
Hangers
Hair dryer
Smoke alarm
Essentials
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning

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Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia

Skywatch is located on 3 acres of rural NSW with dark skies and a peaceful environment with the sound of the birds in the morning.

Hosted by Gary And Merril

Joined in April 2012
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Living is a process of letting go. Merril and I understand the many journeys we take to find purpose in our existence are but one part of the overall journey through lives experience. Merril is an Artist/Healer and Gary is a Scientist/Inventor and we are both experienced massage practitioners. At Skywatch we encourage our guests to share with us if that is their desire, or to do their own thing in a comfortable and private space. We are more than happy to share our local knowledge and point you in the right direction!
Living is a process of letting go. Merril and I understand the many journeys we take to find purpose in our existence are but one part of the overall journey through lives experien…
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House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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