32 Years Selling Binoculars & Telescopes!

Mike & Lily Smith opened the first Bintel store in Christmas of 1984. Mike wrote “The Night Sky” for 30 years until illness meant he could not continue. Pictured here is a photo of the original Wynyard store that Christmas, and Bintel today in Glebe, 2016.

screen-shot-2016-09-29-at-2-38-21-pmFrom the archives, here is a copy of the first “The Night Sky” Mike wrote and made 100 copies of to share at the time.

The small but helpful team continues Mike’s legacy bringing Australian and New Zealand astronomy and nature enthusiasts the best equipment, advice and support. We’d like to thank all our customers who have supported us through all the years and despite increased competition, rising rents, illness and occasionally inclement weather we’ll continue to be a part of the thriving community.

Clear Skies!

The Team at Bintel.

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  • I love this place! I bought my first scope from the Hunter Connection location about 17-18 years ago, and my most recent 14 inch skywatcher which I’m loving.

    The whole team at Bintel are some of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and friendly folk I know. The advice, support, and encouragement I’ve had from them over the years is hard to top, helping me maintain my scopes in tip top condition and making it easy to just enjoy our great hobby.

    In fact, Bintel is partly responsible for my happy marriage and lovely children. Years and years ago, I knew my future wife would be the one for me when she reacted calmly to my first telescope purchase…we haven’t looked back since 🙂

    Thanks Bintel!


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