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 frogs! There must be hundreds of thousands. The area is great for bird watching too.

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Facilities: There’s a picnic table to enjoy a sunset supper. There are no other facilities, however it’s conveniently close to overnight accommodation in Bindoon.

Mobile coverage (Telstra): Good

Sky Quality Meter Reading: 21.31 magnitude per arcsecond2 recorded on 2 October 2019 at 8:42pm. What is a Sky Quality Meter Reading?

Once you’ve finished photographing at Spoonbill Lake, remember to head only 5 minutes north on Great Northern Highway to find the Brockman Centre and its historic buildings. These also make terrific targets for Astrophotographers.

 

Stargazing and Tourism Information

Observing Site

The local community welcomes you to use telescopes and binoculars or enjoy an evening of stargazing here.

Astrotourism Town

How are WA communities protecting dark night skies for your world-class stargazing experiences?

Visitor Centre

For accommodation, meals and other sightseeing in the local area, check in with the local visitor centre.

Astrophotography Help

Beautiful images of WA’s night sky and landscape can be easily achieved with DSLR, mirrorless and even smart phone cameras!

Stargazing

Discover what’s up in Western Australia’s night sky while you’re visiting. Easy guides to help you find out what to see and when.

Weather

Stargazing and astrophotography is an all year round activity in Western Australia. Here are some seasonal hints and tips for you.