You’ll find peace and tranquillity only 5 minutes’ drive from Gascoyne Junction at The Waterhole. Pack a sunset picnic and enjoy listening to the birdlife settle for the night before setting up your telescopes or rolling out the rug for some stellar stargazing.

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Facilities: Gazebo and it’s not too far from overnight accommodation in town.

Mobile coverage (Telstra): Good.

Sky Quality Meter Reading: 21.24 magnitude per arcsecond2 recorded at 9.00pm on 28th August 2022. What is a Sky Quality Meter Reading?

Looking for Other Observing Sites?

If you’re making more time to explore the Shire of Upper Gascoyne and its two stunning National Parks, the Kennedy Ranges and Mount Augustus, then there’s more stargazing to be enjoyed.

Mount Augustus Tourist Park

At the welcoming oasis of the Mount Augustus Tourist Park, lights are kept low and you’ll easily find a lovely dark corner to enjoy a night under the stars with telescopes and binoculars.

Facilities: Camping, a range of onsite accommodation and shop for supplies.

Mobile coverage (Telstra): Good.

Sky Quality Meter Reading: No reading has been made at this location yet. What is a Sky Quality Meter Reading?

Stargazing & Tourism Information

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Visitor Centre

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


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