The Virtual Solar System Highlights: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Coonabarabran Trip Overview

Explore the Astronomy Capital of Australia on a driving tour from Coonabarabran’s Visitor Centre to Siding Spring Observatory.

• See 6 of the 9 three-dimensional planet models displayed on huge billboards along the world’s largest Virtual Solar System Drive
• Hear from producer Marnie Ogg, the director of Dark Sky Traveller and special guest Fred Watson, Astronomer-in-Charge of Australia’s biggest telescope for 20 years
• Do it all in an hour or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish
• Get unlimited use before and after your booking date
• Use the virtual tour option at home

Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code.

The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.

Additional Info

Duration: 60 to 120 minutes
Starts: Coonabarabran, Australia
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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Explore the Astronomy Capital of Australia on a driving tour from Coonabarabran’s Visitor Centre to Siding Spring Observatory.

• See 6 of the 9 three-dimensional planet models displayed on huge billboards along the world’s largest Virtual Solar System Drive
• Hear from producer Marnie Ogg, the director of Dark Sky Traveller and special guest Fred Watson, Astronomer-in-Charge of Australia’s biggest telescope for 20 years
• Do it all in an hour or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish
• Get unlimited use before and after your booking date
• Use the virtual tour option at home

Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code.

The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre, Newell Highway, Coonabarabran, New South Wales 2357 Australia

The tour starts outside the Coonabarabran Visitors Centre. You’ll hear about the tour, how it works using the VoiceMap app and about the virtual solar system drive.

Pass By: Mercury, Solar System Drive, Observatory Road, Coonabarabran NSW 2357, Australia

The tour takes place in Australia along the world’s largest virtual solar system drive. The tour passes by several virtual planets.

Pass By: Warrumbungle Observatory, 841 Timor Rd, Coonabarabran, New South Wales 2357 Australia

The tour passes by the Warrumbungle Observatory.

Pass By: Siding Spring Observatory, Observatory Road, Coonabarabran, New South Wales 2357 Australia

The tour ends at Siding Spring Observatory.



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