Observing Sites

Each Astrotourism Town has a specially chosen place where the local community welcomes you to stargaze with telescopes and binoculars. Or simply roll out your picnic rug, lie back and gaze at the starry night sky!

Carnamah Observing Site – Macpherson Homestead

Carnamah Observing Site – Macpherson Homestead

The Macpherson Homestead is a perfect location for casual observing. Whether you bring telescopes, binoculars or just your eyes to gaze at the night sky.The restored building is only 2kms from town, so there are some street lights visible. However, the trees and...

Cervantes Observing Site – Lake Thetis

Cervantes Observing Site – Lake Thetis

This is a delightful place to be out stargazing. It’s only 2kms from the centre of Cervantes and has excellent concrete pathways which are wide enough to set up telescopes. The car parking area is right next to the pathways making it easy to unload telescopes. It’s...

Coorow Observing Site – Coorow Golf Club

Coorow Observing Site – Coorow Golf Club

The local Coorow Golf Club is on the outskirts of town. It’s a perfect spot to bring your telescope, binoculars or a favourite picnic rug to lie back for some stargazing. There’s a big gravel car park and plenty of space to set up for a night under the stars. In...

Darkan Observing Site – Hillman Siding

Darkan Observing Site – Hillman Siding

Only 9kms from Darkan is historic Hillman Siding. There aren’t any facilities, however you’ll be certain to find a dark night sky away from any town light. Feel free to use the picnic table and chairs. There is also a cement pad nearby that can be used to set up...

Mingenew Observing Site – Yandanooka Hall

Mingenew Observing Site – Yandanooka Hall

Yandanooka Hall is 21kms south of Mingenew and is a great destination for telescope users. The location is RV friendly and you’re welcome to stay up to 72 hours. This means you can set up camp for several nights to enjoy stargazing at night and explore the local area...

Morawa Observing Site – Morawa Caravan Park

Morawa Observing Site – Morawa Caravan Park

The Morawa Caravan Park is on the northern edge of town which means you can find darker places for casual observing with telescopes and not be too far from your accommodation.Adjoining the caravan park to the north is a large area of Shire-owned land. The Shire also...

Mullewa Observing Site – Mullewa Polocrosse Club

Mullewa Observing Site – Mullewa Polocrosse Club

The Mullewa Polocrosse Club welcomes visitors to use its local grounds for anyone with a telescope or binoculars for stargazing. It’s also a great place if you just want to sit back and do some naked-eye stargazing. It’s located near Mullewa, but is just far enough...

Northam Observing Site – Bert Hawke Oval

Northam Observing Site – Bert Hawke Oval

Bert Hawke Oval is in a part of Northam that makes it feel like you’re on the outskirts of town. The Avon River is on one side and there are only a few street lights shining from Suburban Road. The nearby Bert Hawke Pavilion is lit at night but it is possible to get...

Perenjori Observing Site – Perenjori Golf Course

Perenjori Observing Site – Perenjori Golf Course

Just across from the Perenjori Caravan Park is the local golf course. Visitors are welcome to use the closest fairway as a casual observing site to take telescopes and binoculars. It’s on the very edge of town. The streets lights don’t make it out this far and there...

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