Mingenew is surrounded by breathtaking breakaway country, and boasts stunning clear night skies for stargazing and astrophotography. From August to October, wildflower season explodes with colour. A top location for wildflowers is the Coalseam Conservation Park.

The welcoming community is vibrant and happy. Visitors who pass through for work or play often make the change and stay and live. If you’re after a dark sky change, this may be the place for you!

Mingenew is home to national and international space industry facilities. The Shire is a Radio Quiet Zone which makes it an ideal destination for space industry research and communications.

If you’re coming to visit, check out Mingenew’s calendar of events. The town has a sensational caravan park with a variety of accommodation options for suites though to open-air camping and some of the best nights under the stars in WA.

You’ll find generous country hospitality at the local Mingenew Sporting Club and the Mingenew Hotel. No trip to Mingenew is complete without a visit to our award-winning bakery either! Doughnut Day is every Thursday and – trust us – it’s worth every single calorie.

‘See you in Mingenew!’

Latest News & Updates 

Radio quiet zone in Mid West WA wheatfields key to latest international space race.

We met Shire of Mingenew staff to decide which locations would be ideal for using telescopes and for astrophotography. The local Mingenew Community Resource Centre has celebrated its 25th anniversary and the staff there are also excited to be part of the Astrotourism WA network. 

Stargazing & Tourism Information

Observing Site

The local community welcomes you to use telescopes and binoculars or enjoy an evening of stargazing here.

Astrophotography Hot Spot

Bring your camera to take stunning images of the starry night sky over this special landscape.

Visitor Centre

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

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