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 to bring their cameras at night to capture amazing astrophotography images.

Sunrises and sunsets are incredible. Night time photography that captures the stark contrast of the yellow sands and thousands of limestone pillars at the Pinnacles Dessert will be a memory that lasts forever. There are so many different photographic composition opportunities and in all directions.

There’s no artificial light pollution however the sensitive lens of cameras will pick up the glow of Perth city to the south.

The loop road within the Pinnacles is accessible by 2-wheel drive and RV vehicles which makes it easy to choose different locations for astrophotography compositions.

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  • Shelter
  • Toilets are located at the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre
  • No camping or staying overnight is permitted
  • No trailers (including caravans) are permitted within the Pinnacles Desert area

Mobile coverage (Telstra): Good.

Sky Quality Meter Reading: 21.86 magnitude per arcsecond2 recorded at 3am on 18th January 2019. What is a Sky Quality Meter Reading?

Stargazing & 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!


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.


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