Trading Hours:
Open by appointment. Please phone at 7 pm to check weather conditions and make booking
Phone:  02 6345 1900


  • Adults$15
  • Seniors$13
  • Children <15$10
  • Family (2 Ad + 2 Ch)$40
  • Extra Children$7
  • Groups POA


The village of Darby's Falls is located 30 kilometres south-east of Cowra on the way to Wyangala Dam. The village itself does not include any shops or service stations so be sure to get your supplies in Cowra before heading out. The low level bridge on the edge of town offers easy access to the Lachlan River for canoes.

Darby's Falls Observatory is the primary reason for visiting the village. The observatory boasts one of the largest telescopes available to the public. The astronomers will reveal the wide universe and show visitors around the night sky, pointing out things like the moon, planets, galaxies, star clusters and nebulae. Darby's Falls Observatory is open every night, weather conditions permitting and at other times by appointment.

Astronomers will show you around the night sky, pointing out the splendours of the heavens - including the moon, planets, galaxies, star clusters and nebulae. Coaches and schools welcome. Bookings are essential.

Getting there:

Follow signs from Cowra to Wyangala dam, 22km along the Darby's Falls Road and you will discover the observatory. At Darby's Falls you can explore the wide universe with one of the biggest telescopes available to the public