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. By the way, you won’t miss the sound of the...

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...

Coorow Astrophotography Hot Spot – Touche Road Lakes

Coorow Astrophotography Hot Spot – Touche Road Lakes

What a stunning location for astrophotography! Touche Road is a local gravel road where you can access a variety of outlooks across salt lakes. If you travel 8kms from town along Touche Road, you’ll come across the lake system. From this point, there are various...

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 site at night as the operators sometimes use green laser beams to pinpoint targets in the night sky. This can be captured on camera! Access to...

Moora Astrophotography Hot Spot – Koojan Salmon Gum Reserve

Moora Astrophotography Hot Spot – Koojan Salmon Gum Reserve

This peaceful Salmon Gum Reserve at Koojan is 18kms south of Moora is a great location for astrophotographers. It’s well off the road with plenty of room and there are a multitude of options for different astrophotography compositions. The beautiful Salmon Gums create...

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, there may be opportunities to capture...

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