This is an historic location in the Urawa Nature Reserve only 5kms north of Mullewa. This spot was part of the old Mullewa to De Grey Stock Route. There aren’t any cows here now but it’s a great place for astrophotography! It’s peaceful and if you arrive at sunset, you might be able to see some of the local bird life.
There’s a small open car park area next to where the well is located. Surrounding bush offers some protection from wind and there are astrophotography opportunities in every direction.
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Facilities: None, however it’s conveniently close to overnight accommodation in town.
Mobile coverage (Telstra): Good.
Sky Quality Meter Reading: 21.03 magnitude per arcsecond2 recorded at 7.41pm on 3rd September 2018. What is a Sky Quality Meter Reading?
In and around the town of Mullewa, there are some other interesting sites that astrophotographers may be interested in.
Monsignor Hawes Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
The beautiful Monsignor Hawes Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church can be photographed looking south to capture the Milky Way and the Southern Cross overhead when it’s visible.
There is a street light that illuminates the front of the church and this highlights the beauty of the local stone it’s made of.
As you drive into Mullewa from the west on the Geraldton-Mount Magnet Road, you’ll find an amazing sculpture of Everlasting Daisies. The spectacular Everlastings are very tall and are located in a parking bay 1.5kms west of Mullewa. At night, astrophotographers can have some fun by lighting the flower sculptures against a backdrop of stars in the Milky Way.
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.