This peaceful Salmon Gum Reserve at Koojan is 18kms south of Moora is a great location for astrophotographers. It’s well off the road with plenty of room and there are a multitude of options for different astrophotography compositions.

The beautiful Salmon Gums create an opportunity to take images of the stars over or even through the leafy tree canopy. If you walk to the edge of the reserve, you’ll be able to capture Wheatbelt sunsets and starry landscapes over farming paddocks.

This spot is ideal for anyone new to astrophotography. It’s conveniently close to Perth, has a dark night sky and offers multiple options in the one spot.

There’s also a lovely 20 minute walk trail to take in more beauty of the Salmon Gums and birdlife.

There is a house located nearby but the light is unobtrusive.

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Facilities: Picnic table. No toilets.

Mobile coverage (Telstra): Minimal to none.

Sky Quality Meter Reading: 21.80 magnitude per arcsecond2 recorded at 10.35pm on 10th January 2019. What is a Sky Quality Meter Reading?

Stargazing & Tourism Information

Observing Site

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

Astrotourism Town

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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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