The Shire of Moora is a founding supporter of Astrotourism WA. Moora became an Astrotourism Town in December 2018. On 12 December 2018, a presentation was given to the Moora Shire Council. Staff and Councillors generated a lot of discussion and ideas on potential places for stargazing and astrophotography.
There are numerous Eco Trails surrounding the town of Moora which gives visitors a great choice or places to go. We’ve selected two of these where you’re welcome to stargaze with telescopes or try your hand at astrophotography.
Another place of interest is the Yallalie Meteorite Impact Structure which lies on the boundary of the Shires of Moora and the Shire o Dandaragan. The impact structure area is located 20km west of Moora to the north of the NW Road.
It’s very difficult to distinguish any impact structure as it has eroded over time. But it’s incredible to imagine! An estimated 500m diameter meteorite left a 12km wide impact crater 70 million years ago in what was shallow ocean.
There’s an information sign at the Vern Westbrook Walk and Phoebes Reserve on NW Road, 2.5km east of Badgingarra (57km west of Moora). Download a copy of the sign here...
Stargazing and Tourism Information
The local community welcomes you to use telescopes and binoculars or enjoy an evening of stargazing here.
Astrophotograhy Hot Spot
Bring your camera to take stunning images of the starry night sky over this special landscape.
For accommodation, meals and other sightseeing in the local area, check in with the local visitor centre.