Astrophotography Hot Spots

Bring your camera to capture awe-inspiring starry night skies at these special places. Locations with iconic WA landscapes have been selected to give you a variety of views for your astrophotography.

Bindoon Astrophotography Hot Spot – Spoonbill Lake

Bindoon Astrophotography Hot Spot – Spoonbill Lake

What a wonderful view across the water and through the hills to the western horizon. You’ll find reflected stars in Spoonbill Lake and if you’re there at a time when the Milky Way is setting, you’ll frame a beautiful image. Spoonbill Lake is located on Spoonbill Close...

Carnamah Astrophotography Hot Spot – Lakes Lookout

Carnamah Astrophotography Hot Spot – Lakes Lookout

Just to the west of town is a terrific lookout where you can see a panoramic view over Yarra Yarra Lakes. The lookout can be accessed by all types of cars. When the lake has water, it’s possible to photograph reflections of brighter astronomical objects such as Venus....

Cervantes Astrophotography Hot Spot – The Pinnacles

Cervantes Astrophotography Hot Spot – The Pinnacles

Under moonlight and starlight, it feels like you’re in an alien world! The Pinnacles Desert in the Nambung National Park is an iconic destination for daytime and now night time visitors. The Parks and Wildlife Service and the local Shire of Dandaragan welcome visitors...

Darkan Astrophotography Hot Spot – Six Mile Cottage

Darkan Astrophotography Hot Spot – Six Mile Cottage

A short 8.5kms north of Darkan on the Darkan-Quindanning Road, there’s a beautiful historic home called Six Mile Cottage. It’s a wonderful subject for astrophotography. The view is to the south west so it’s possible to include the Milky Way above the cottage. It’s fun...

Lake Grace Astrophotography Hot Spot – The Jam Patch

Lake Grace Astrophotography Hot Spot – The Jam Patch

19kms north of Lake Grace is a fantastic place for astrophotography! The Jam Patch is named after the local tree, Acacia acuminate, or Jam Tree. As you follow the track in, you’ll come across the shore of Lake Evelyn. The views are to the south and south east which is...

Mingenew Astrophotography Hot Spot – Mingenew WA Space Centre

Mingenew Astrophotography Hot Spot – Mingenew WA Space Centre

There are numerous satellite tracking dishes located at this station, 24kms north east of Mingenew. It makes for an unusual sight at night as the operators use high powered green laser beams to pinpoint satellites in Earth's orbit. This can be captured on camera!...

Morawa Astrophotography Hot Spot – Koolanooka Springs

Morawa Astrophotography Hot Spot – Koolanooka Springs

Take a trip out to Koolanooka Springs, about 28kms from town. On a moonless night, the starry sky is spectacular. The rock formations and bush landscape provide a variety of compositions for astrophotographers. In season, capture wildflowers by day and the Milky Way...

Narrogin Astrophotography Hot Spot – Yilliminning Rock

Narrogin Astrophotography Hot Spot – Yilliminning Rock

Yilliminning Rock is 19 kms east of Narrogin. It’s peaceful and a great spot to watch out for local lizards and, in a good wildflower season, orchids abound! The George Brockway Tree stands tall and proud at Yilliminning Rock. It’s an incredible Salmon Gum named after...

Northam Astrophotography Hot Spot – Glenfield Homestead Ruins

Northam Astrophotography Hot Spot – Glenfield Homestead Ruins

The ruins of Glenfield Homestead are on scenic Katrine Road that takes you into Northam from the Northam-Toodyay Road. The feature image above was taken in May 2020 by local WA Astrophotographer, Ben Brown. The Milky Way is rising above the ruins and the photograph...

Onslow Astrophotography Hot Spot – The Termites

Onslow Astrophotography Hot Spot – The Termites

What an incredible landscape to photograph under the Milky Way night sky! These structures take the Spinifex Termites hundreds of years to build and they are just waiting for you and your camera when the sky is right. There are literally hundreds of termite mounds....

Perenjori Astrophotography Hot Spot – The Salmons

Perenjori Astrophotography Hot Spot – The Salmons

20kms north east of the town of Perenjori is a great spot for keen astrophotographers. The location is known as The Salmons and the area offers a lot of different views to take advantage of. The Salmons is private property however visitors are welcome to use the area....

Three Springs Astrophotography Hot Spot – Talc Mine Lookout

Three Springs Astrophotography Hot Spot – Talc Mine Lookout

The Three Springs area is rich in talc. There’s an established mining industry and the local company has developed a superb look out that’s great both day and night! At the top of the hill there’s a terrific panoramic view for fantastic wide-angle images. From the...

Wickepin Astrophotography Hot Spot – Lake Yealering

Wickepin Astrophotography Hot Spot – Lake Yealering

Here’s an amazing location for astrophotography! Views of the lake are to the south, so it’s a great location to capture the arch of the stunning Milky Way above the water. There’s a long jetty which makes an interesting subject. Plus, if you explore around the lake,...

Wongan Hills Astrophotography Hot Spot – Lake Ninan

Wongan Hills Astrophotography Hot Spot – Lake Ninan

Lake Ninan (pronounced knee-nun) is 11kms south west of the town of Wongan Hills is a lovely location for astrophotographers. The Lake Ninan Rest Area is a large open area on the south side of the lake. The shore of the lake is easy to access by foot. It’s easy to...

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