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Twinstar Guesthouse & Observatory

Unique Ballandean accommodation with stargazing facilities
Opening at 8:00 AM
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a year ago
We had a wonderful stay at Twinstar guesthouse with Naomi and Eiji being great hosts Totally enjoyed the whole experience. The room was spotless and everything was extremely well organized. The dinner was delicious. Eiji opened up the night sky for us in the observatory which was an amazing bonus. .Exceptional value and we look forward to coming back in winter so we can see Saturn and Jupiter.
- Wayne S
a year ago
Heavenly! Very so lucky as the sky was very clear. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay here because I am into stars! The talk by Eiji on stargazing was excellent. I learnt so much. It was fantastic to see the stars and galaxies using the telescope. My favourite was the jewellery box star cluster. Amazing! I think we had so many questions that Eiji patiently answered. I was definitely rugged up as it was a cool night. The food was very nice too. We had the Japanese set meal -minshuku.. The accommodation was very clean and reception excellent. I will definitely pop in again as I wouldn’t mind seeing some planets
- J B
a year ago
What a beautiful little place. Naomi and her husband are lovely and accomodating. The rooms have books about stars. Absolutely wonderful place to stay for anyone who likes star gazing. Short easy drive to Giraween too.
- TR D

Stay & Enjoy a Guided Stargazing Tour

Twinstar Guesthouse & Observatory, located 20 km south of Stanthorpe on the New England Highway, is unique motel-style accommodation with an astronomical observatory. A free guided night sky tour is offered with a large 47cm reflecting telescope every night from 20:30 (weather permitting). The Guesthouse is ideally located for visits to national parks (Girraween, Bald Rock and Sundown), orchards and many wineries on the Granite Belt. All 3 rooms have queen beds, air-cons, toilet & shower, own entrance and all necessary amenities. Continental breakfast is offered at $5 pp and placed in the room on the day before. Delicious home-cooked dinner (set-menu) is served at 19:00 to the room at $15 pp. Booking is required for meals.

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  • (07) 4684 1135
  • 0409 655 713


Get directions
28146 New England Highway
Ballandean QLD 4382

Business Hours

Mon:8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tue:8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wed:8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thu:8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Fri:8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sat:8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sun:8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
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