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.

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

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...

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...

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...

Mullewa Astrophotography Hot Spot – Perkins Well #2

This is an historic location in the Urawa Nature Reserve only 5kms north of Mullewa. This spot was part of the old Mullewa to De Grey Stock Route. There aren’t any cows here now but it’s a great place for astrophotography! It’s peaceful and if you arrive at sunset,...

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

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 look...

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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