Explore the wonders of outer space in Australia’s Warrumbungles! 

Embark on a tour through our night sky with Donna, an entertaining astronomer and guide at Milroy Observatory. Discover planets, clusters, and nebulae illuminated by starlight – you won’t want to miss your chance for these out-of-this world views!

From our customers...

  • star rating  Donna was super knowledgeable, we were lucky to arrive on Green comet night. Super set up and Donna sent through some pictures via email after the evening

    Nicole C
    April 16, 2023

    star rating  Very interesting and informative host – Brad was an excellent source of information and the only disappointment was the full moon which provided a very bright night sky! Looked great but not for stargazing!!

    Les R
    April 10, 2023

    star rating  Starry eyed fun for all ages ? – A fun and informative night. Thank you Donna, Kyle and Gary for sharing your passion with us. We can’t wait to return when the big telescope is up and running.… read more

    March 31, 2023
  • star rating  See it with your own eyes! – After seeing the professional telescopes at Siding Springs (in the daytime), or visiting the Warrumbungles National Park, a visit to Milroy Observatory is highly recommended. Donna is a knowledgeable guide… read more

    March 6, 2023

    star rating  Star gazing – A great way to learn about and see the stars. Would definitely recommend a visit as it is a great place to see the stars in the sky. Loved Donna’s… read more

    March 3, 2023

    star rating  Breathtaking Magic. – Our experience at Milroy Observatory was amazing. Kyle, our intrepid guide was fanatic. Knowledge, friendly and helpful. We had wonderful weather, a clear night, and the… read more

    lenise w
    February 28, 2023

Find Milroy Observatory

20 Morrisseys Road, Coonabarabran NSW 2357

Driving Directions

The Milroy Observatory is located 10 kilometres northwest of Coonabarabran on the Baradine Road.

Turn left on to Morrisseys Road, go approx 200 metres then turn left at the gate with the “solar lights” and follow the road up until you reach the carpark.

About Donna Burton

Donna the Astronomer is the first Australian women to discover 2 comets –  C/2006 R1 Siding Spring and C/2007 Q3 Siding Spring.

She is passionate and committed to popularising astronomy, especially among country kids, and is always happy to share her love of the sky which has become an enduring passion and her life’s work.

What are Dark Sky Parks?​

Dark Sky Parks are publicly or privately-owned spaces that have exceptional starry nights and a nocturnal environment. Dark Sky Parks are specifically protected for their scientific, natural, educational, cultural heritage and/or public enjoyment.

About Warrumbungles, New South Wales

Warrumbungle National Park near Coonabarabran in NSW is Australia’s only Dark Sky Park, making it the perfect spot for stargazing, amateur astronomy and camping under the starriest of skies. Find out more.