Twinstar Guesthouse and Observatory

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area

Indicative Rate * AU$90 to AU$145

Twinstar Guesthouse and Observatory is a unique Bed and Breakfast featuring an astronomical observatory near Girraween National Park. It is a great base for stargazers, astro-photographers and nature-lovers.

A free guided "Night Sky Tour" is conducted from a private 4.5 metre observatory every night from 8:30 (weather permitting). The tour introduces guests to star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, planets and the moon under dark rural skies with a large 46 centimetre reflecting telescope. The tour takes only maximum 6 people, allowing a plenty of viewing time for each person.

The Guesthouse has three guest rooms with its own entrance off the veranda. Each room has an air-conditioning, a queen bed and a free Wi-fi. Continental breakfast is available and placed in room on the day before. A 24-hour advance booking is required for breakfast and dinner.

Located on the New England Highway in Ballandean, 15 minutes drive from Stanthorpe and 40 minutes from Tenterfield, Twinstar Guesthouse and Observatory is an ideal place to stay on the Granite Belt; a famous wine producing region in Queensland. A number of local wineries and orchards are found within short distances.

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi


  • Car park
  • Non Smoking Establishment

Other Information


Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.
28146 New England Highway
Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
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