What a stunning location for astrophotography! Touche Road is a local gravel road where you can access a variety of outlooks across salt lakes. If you travel 8kms from town along Touche Road, you’ll come across the lake system. From this point, there are various locations along the road.
In winter, water reflects the beautiful Milky Way. In summer, the salt basins create a stark landscape framed by the night sky. There are remains of old fences across some of the lakes which make an interesting addition to images.
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Mobile coverage (Telstra): Minimal to none.
Sky Quality Meter Reading: No reading has been made at this location yet. What is a Sky Quality Meter Reading?
There is another location that will interest astrophotographers. If you’d like to capture the Milky Way over a crop growing in a paddock, the Coorow Farm is a safe place to choose. Each year, the Coorow farmers plant a crop in this paddock and the profit goes back to the community.
Astrophotographers can stand right on the edge of the crop. The view is to the south which is perfect to take a panorama of the Milky Way above. The type of crop is a lucky dip from year to year! It could be the yellow of canola or the green of wheat.
Stargazing & Tourism Information
The local community welcomes you to use telescopes and binoculars or enjoy an evening of stargazing here.
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For accommodation, meals and other sightseeing in the local area, check in with the local visitor centre.