Northam became an Astrotourism Town in July 2019. We met with Shire staff at the Bilya Koort Boodja Centre for Nyoongar Culture and Environmental Knowledge on 8th July 2019 to discuss locations for visitors to enjoy stargazing and astrophotography.
When you’re in Northam, the Bilya Koort Boodja Centre is a must-see attraction. The Centre is centred on the six Nyoongar Aboriginal seasons. As you move through the Centre and the six seasons, you’ll discover the deep understanding Aboriginal people have of their land and climate.
The Shire of Northam is currently conducting a town light audit which is a terrific step towards helping to protect the quality of the night sky. We’ll keep you updated on progress.
Stargazing and Tourism Information
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.
For accommodation, meals and other sightseeing in the local area, check in with the local visitor centre.