Stromlo Observatory

Stromlo Observatory

The Mount Stromlo Observatory (MSO) is the headquarters of ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA), located in Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory. The large telescopes at Mt Stromlo were damaged by the fires in 2003 and now decommissioned. The sister site, Siding Spring Observatory near Coonabarabran still has operational large telescopes. The … Read more

Miners Dugout

Miners Dugout in Burra

The miner dugouts were created by miners wanting to have a dwelling to live in. The dugouts were carved into the banks of Burra Creek, extending 3 miles on each side. The mining boom led to a shortage of housing for the minors and their families. The dugouts helped fill the void of the housing … Read more

Mebbin National Park

Cutters Camp campground, brown sign 1.6km before (north) at intersection of Byrrill Creek Rd and Mebbin Forest Rd. Come in from Murwillumbah, either via Tyalgum (Tyalgum Rd) or Uki (Kyogle Rd). Camping is beside vehicle only. Toilets, picnic tables, wood bbqs, gas/electric bbqs Byrrill Creek Walking Track, grade 4, 45mins, nsw park entry fees … Read more