Adult: $50.00
Concession: $35.00
Child (Ages 5 to 17): $25.00

Experience the magic of our Moon like never before. Discover the fascinating secrets of the Moon’s formation and how it affects the Earth. Walk in the footsteps of the first astronauts who landed on the Moon and learn about their incredible journey and the impact it had on science and technology.

Explore the rugged terrain of the Highlands on the Moon and witness its massive craters like Copernicus and Tycho. Take a stunning photo of the Moon through our high-powered telescopes and engage in lively discussions about its myths, stories, and fun facts.

Our tour concludes with a warm cup of hot chocolate and delicious biscuits in our cozy foyer. With something for everyone, our Focusing on our Moon tours are the perfect way to spend an evening in Perth. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to discover the wonder and beauty of our Moon.

Please Note: The Focusing On Our Moon Tours are designed for adults and children aged 10 and above.

Tour Start Times

Month Time Month Time
Sep 7:30 pm Oct 8:00 pm
Nov 8:30 pm Dec 8:30 pm
Jan 8:30 pm Feb 8:30 pm
Mar 8:00 pm Apr 7:30 pm
May 7:30 pm Jun 7:30 pm
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Tour Start Times

What If It’s Cloudy

In the unfortunate case of there being rain or cloud cover, we will not be able to look through the telescopes, however, the tour and amazing talks will go ahead!

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What If It's Cloudy

General Tour Info

Time

Aim to arrive 15 minutes early to minimise inconvenience, especially on the evening sessions.

Dress Appropriately

Our star viewing sessions are outdoor activities, in the bush and in the dark and can be cold.

Young Children

Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Children under 5 are free, but it’s recommended that children be at least 8 years of age to attend telescope viewing events, as the ability to take instructions, understand the information given and patience for the duration of approximately 90 minutes viewings is necessary.

Smoking

Is totally prohibited in the Observatory grounds and buildings.

Litter

The Observatory is in a National Park and is part of the Department of Parks and Wildlife, which requires visitors to take their litter when they leave.

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General Tour Info

Concession Ticket Definition

Concession* is defined as one of the following:

  • Current and former defence and emergency personnel
  • WA Seniors Card holders
  • Seniors and Australian Health Care Card Holders who hold one of the following:
    • Blue Government Card or White Senior Card
    • Pension Card
    • Repatriation Health Card (Gold)
    • Health Care Card specifying reason as “age”
    • Veterans Affairs Card
    • For overseas seniors, Proof of Age Cards or Passport showing age as +65 years old
  • Students
    • Any Australian student card with a valid sticker or date – student must be studying in Australia
  • WA Parks Foundation members
Who is a concession

Who's a Concession

Wheelchairs Accessibility

The Pantograph Telescope from the front. Image credit: Matt Woods

Please note that step or platform ladders may be required to access the eyepieces of some of our telescopes. While we do offer a pantograph telescope for individuals in wheelchairs, please keep in mind that this telescope requires a range of head and upper body movement to use, and positioning the wheelchair with precision in the dark may be necessary.

If you or someone in your group requires the use of the pantograph telescope, please indicate this in the notes field when booking your tour, and we will ensure that it is prepared and available for use on the night.

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair Accessibility

If you plan on having dinner before your tour, there are several great dining options in the area. In Gooseberry Hill, Embers Restaurant offers a delightful experience, while Lesmurdie boasts the Village Pizza Kitchen and Buns & Co. For a wider selection of dining options, Kalamunda is the largest town in the Perth Hills and offers a diverse range of restaurants including:

  • The Vault
  • Kishi Bar
  • Taco Maria
  • Kandel Pan And Grill
  • Kalamunda Tap House
  • Kalamunda Hotel
  • The Best Drop
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Dinner Options

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Terms & Conditions

Book Now

To make a booking for your Focusing on the Moon Tour, simply enter the number of people attending and select the desired date from the booking calendar. Dates with green backgrounds indicate available spots, while red backgrounds denote fully booked tours and yellow highlights today’s date.

Once you have selected your desired tour date, click the “Book Now” button to proceed to the checkout section, where you can complete your payment. You will receive a confirmation email once your booking is complete, and on the night of the tour, our host will ask for the name under which the booking was made and mark you off on the booking sheet.

Step 1: Choose the number of people that are coming