This is a delightful place to be out stargazing. It’s only 2kms from the centre of Cervantes and has excellent concrete pathways which are wide enough to set up telescopes. The car parking area is right next to the pathways making it easy to unload telescopes.
It’s protected from coastal sea breezes and there’s the added bonus of being able to discover Stromatolites. Stromatolites are the oldest living lifeforms on Earth and first appeared about 3.5 billion years ago.
Arrive before sunset to wander along the 1.5km loop walk around Lake Thetis where you can see and discover more about these amazing lifeforms.
The light from town is hidden at Lake Thetis. There are a couple of street lights in the distance that illuminate an intersection, but they are quite a way away and shouldn’t impact a stargazing night. We’ll work with the town to see if some shielding, to point the light downwards, can be added in the future.
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Facilities: Picnic tables. There are no toilets, however it’s conveniently close to overnight accommodation in town.
Mobile coverage: Good
Sky Quality Meter Reading: 21.72 magnitude per arcsecond2 recorded at 3:30am on 18 January 2019. What does this reading mean?
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