20kms north east of the town of Perenjori is a great spot for keen astrophotographers. The location is known as The Salmons and the area offers a lot of different views to take advantage of.

The Salmons is private property however visitors are welcome to use the area. Please respect the landowners and the environment while you’re visiting. The area isn’t fenced and access is easy.

Beautiful red rock breakaway country emerges from the landscape along with WA’s magnificent Salmon Gum Trees. The colour of the rock and the trees look stunning together. At the site, there’s a lot of wide open space that will assist for different photographic compositions.

You might meet some local kangaroos or see a flock of birds like the Red-tailed Black Cockatoos!

The view to the south east is impacted by lights at a railway siding which is just south of Perenjori town. Over time we hope to work with the local mining company that operates the railway siding to see if there are opportunities for the lights to be shielded and pointed downwards rather than up into the sky. This will improve the view to the south at The Salmons.

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Facilities: None.

Mobile coverage (Telstra): Minimal to none.

Sky Quality Meter Reading: 21.01 magnitude per arcsecond2 recorded on 17th July 2018. 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.

AStrophotography Help

Beautiful images of WA’s night sky and landscape can be easily achieved with DSLR, mirrorless and even smart phone cameras!


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