The Three Springs area is rich in talc. There’s an established mining industry and the local company has developed a superb look out that’s great both day and night! At the top of the hill there’s a terrific panoramic view for fantastic wide-angle images.

From the look out, the town lights of Three Springs and Carnamah are visible which can interrupt the dark horizon. We’re currently working with Council to choose another location in the area that will give astrophotographers a different landscape to capture.

Directions to the Talc Mine Lookout are marked with brown and white tourism signs.

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Facilities: None.

Mobile coverage (Telstra): Unknown.

Sky Quality Meter Reading: No reading has been made at this location yet. 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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