Arkaroola Astronomical Observatory

Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary
2948 Arkaroola Road
Arkaroola Village, South Australia, 5701

About Arkaroola Astronomical Observatory

Arkaroola is one of the best places in the Southern Hemisphere to gaze at the heavens as the area has very stable air conditions and up to 300 clear nights per year. Arkaroola Astronomical Observatory provides you with a rare opportunity to explore the cosmos in either one of two eye-to-telescope astronomical observatories and our .

Under the expert tuition of Arkaroola’s guides, this tour makes for the type of intergalactic experience that is not normally available to anyone but astronomers and scientists. You’ll find some of the best astronomical viewing conditions in the southern hemisphere – our night skies are free of atmospheric and light pollution to provide you with a truly unforgettable experience.

Four professionally equipped observatories are available for tours and you’re encouraged to bring your own equipment.

Bookings tentatively every night throughout the year, subject to suitable viewing/weather conditions. There are various time limitations on tours due to the weather.


from $ 60 up to $ 300

Ningana Imaging Observatory: Adults $60 each, min 2 Private Observatory Tour $300 for up to 4 people, $70 per person 5pax to max 15pax


  • Bar
  • Barbeque
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Function Facilities
  • Enquiry Desk
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Non-Smoking
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet
  • Restaurant
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Showers
  • Free Wifi
  • Paid Wifi

Where to find Arkaroola Astronomical Observatory

Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary
Arkaroola Village, South Australia, 5701