Accommodation on Siding Spring Mountain

Due to the recent bush fire and destruction of the ANU's Lodge, this facility is obviously no longer available for visiting observers. Instead, the ANU has set up temporary accommodation on the site where the old lodge was located.

Please continue to use the Observer Travel Notification Form.

Upon your Arrival at Siding Spring

After arriving at Siding Spring, you'll probably want to first locate where you are staying. Most visitors now stay at the temporary accommodation that has been set up on the site where the old lodge used to be. You can park your car out the front.

If you had filled out the Observer Travel Notification Form, then we will know that you are coming and your name should be on one of the doors. After you have settled in, you can head over to the AAT building. Enter through the first set of glass doors and use the phone to contact your support astronomer. Your support astronomer will take you to the 1st floor, where you will be shown where your desk is. You will be given a flash light and a letter from the AAO with additional information. 

Accommodation Costs

Accommodation: $55 per room

Dinner: $16.50

Night Lunch $11

Those not receiving support from the AAO to cover their accommodaiotn costs need to settle their accounts with ANU administration

Small meals can be bought at the Exploratory. A self-serve cereal breakfast is available in the common kitchen area of the temporary lodge.