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Dark & rural night sky can be enjoyed from Twinstar Guesthouse & Observatory
4.5m fiber glass dome in the Twinstar's backyard
Digital television, air-con, fridge and microwave in each Twinstar's guestroom
A large Dobsonian telescope is used for a Twinstar's night sky tour.
Map of Twinstar Guesthouse and Observatory
28146 New England Highway
Queensland 4382 Australia

Twinstar Guesthouse and Observatory
Ballandean, Southern Downs Area

Indicative Rate* $110.00 to $115.00 Room and Light Breakfast

07 4684 1135
0409 655 713


Twinstar Guesthouse and Observatory provides unique Bed and Breakfast accommodation with an in-house astronomical observatory; a great place for nature-based activities such as bushwalking and stargazing.

The Guesthouse has three en-suite rooms with air-con, digital television, queen-size bed, Wifi and a free undercover carport. The affordable room rates remain the same throughout the year and include continental breakfast and a night sky tour. Dinner is also available on request and delivered to rooms (booking essential).

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The guided tour of the night sky introduces guests to the beauty of the heavens by using a large telescope (46 centimetre reflector). The tour is conducted in a personal and friendly atmosphere, as no more than six guests are allowed in the observatory. This complimentary activity for guests lasts about one hour.

The Guesthouse is ideally located for visits to national parks (Girraween, Bald Rock, Boono Boono and Sundown National Parks), bird watching and wildflower viewing. It is 20 kilometres south of Stanthorpe and 40 kilometres north of Tenterfield in Ballandean on New England Highway. A number of wineries are also found within a short distance from the property.

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Property Details


  • Car park
    Car park
  • Non Smoking Establishment
    Non Smoking Establishment
  • Outdoor furniture
    Outdoor furniture
  • Pets not allowed
    Pets not allowed


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Astronomy

Other Information

Reception open 0800 to 2000, every day.

Tariff Text

Continental breakfast is included in the tariff, and delivered to each room on the day before. There is no minimum stay, no seasonal tariff, and no deposit. A 5 per cent discount applies to government Senior/Carer Card holders and pensioners.

All Rooms - Standard

Twinstar Guesthouse and Observatory

All rooms have reverse cycle air conditioning with own toilet and shower. Each room has a spacious walk-in wardrobe and its own private entrance off the verandah. Two rooms have a queen size and a single bed and can be used as twin rooms. The other room has only a queen size bed.

Bedding Configuration

One bedroom or motel room
Capacity: 2 people


$110.00$115.00Adult Room and Light Breakfast
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* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.