Child (Ages 5 to 17): $30.00
Date: 31st of December
Start Time: 8:30 pm
Duration: 1½ to 2 hours
Looking for a unique way to ring in the New Year? Join us for a pre-fireworks night tour at the Perth Observatory. Our telescope operators are ready to show you the most stunning celestial objects, from single stars to massive nebulae.
After the tour, drive to one of the Perth Hills’ stunning lookouts and watch as the sky erupts with fireworks at midnight.
Experience the beauty of our night sky like never before with our wide range of telescopes. Our passionate volunteers will take you on a grand tour of the Southern Hemisphere’s sky, showcasing an array of incredible targets, including nebulae, planets, dying stars, and enormous star clusters.
Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience to welcome the New Year in style.
General Tour Info
Aim to arrive 15 minutes early to minimise inconvenience, especially on the evening sessions.
Our star viewing sessions are outdoor activities, in the bush and in the dark and can be cold.
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.
Is totally prohibited in the Observatory grounds and buildings.
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.
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
- Any Australian student card with a valid sticker or date – student must be studying in Australia
- WA Parks Foundation members
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.
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
To make a booking for your New Year’s Eve Night 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.