Twinstar Guesthouse and Observatory


Twinstar Guesthouse and Observatory is a unique accommodation featuring an astronomical observatory near Girraween National Park. It provides a perfect place for stargazers, astrophotographers and nature-lovers.

A free guided “Night Sky Tour” is conducted from a private 4.5-metre observatory every night from 8.30 pm (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 of six people, allowing a plenty of viewing time for each person.

The Guesthouse has three ensuite guest rooms with its own entrance off the veranda. Each room has an air-conditioning, fridge, microwave, toaster and free WiFi. Optional home-cooked dinner is delivered to room at 7pm. A 24-hour advance booking is required for dinner.

Located on the New England Highway in Ballandean (15-minute drive from Stanthorpe and 40-minute from Tenterfield), Twinstar Guesthouse and Observatory is an ideal base to explore Girraween NP, Bald Rock NP and Bonoo Bonoo NP. A number of local wineries and orchards are found within short distances.


Carpark Non Smoking Outdoor Furniture Radio/Stereo

Internet Access

Free Wifi


Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation


From AU$95.00

Single $95, Double $118, Twin $135, Triple $155 per night including a night sky tour.
No family room. A family of 4 requires to take 2 rooms.

Dinner: $18 per adult (12-year-old and over) $12 per child. Daily set menu.
A 24-hour advance booking is required for dinner.

Trading Times

Check In: 3:00 pm
Check Out: 10:00 am

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