Travel from city lights to starlight! On the way there will be adventures of all kinds. From charming country towns to stargazing through telescopes to wine tasting and more.
Night 1: Perth to Bickley (30 kilometres/35 minutes)
Head out to the Perth Hills to explore the stunning Darling Range. Stroll through local art galleries, browse the many arts and craft stores, or sample unique wine and cider along the Bickley Valley Wine Trail. Choose a lovely place to stay overnight and make sure you’ve booked into an evening entertainment at Perth Observatory, one of WA’s oldest tourist attractions. End the evening with a spectacular view of the Perth City lights from Lions Lookout.
Overnight: Perth Hills
Night 2: Bickley to Northam (85 kilometres/1 hour)
After a leisurely breakfast, set a course for the rolling hills of the Avon Valley and historic town of Northam. Enjoy the journey through undulating farm land before arriving at the Northam Visitors Centre to pick up local maps and information. Right next door is the must-see Bilya Koort Boodja Centre for Nyoongar Culture & Environmental Knowledge where you’ll discover the Six Nyoongar Aboriginal Seasons. Northam is on the Astrotourism Towns Trail and offers dedicated astronomy sites such as the ruins of Glenfield Homestead for great astrophotography. The return to Perth the next day is only 100kms.
Ready to stay longer? You’ll find more about this wonderful region on the Destination Perth website.
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