Astrotourism Towns

Our local communities are creating welcoming dark sky places across country and outback Western Australia where the stargazing is spectacular. These towns are helping to protect dark night skies so you can experience starry night skies at their very best.

Bindoon

Bindoon

Bindoon, in the beautiful Shire of Chittering, joined the Astrotourism WA network in July 2019 and is looking forward to sharing the starry views and space history of this lovely destination. Muchea, also in the Shire of Chittering, is a significant location when it...

Carnamah

Carnamah

Carnamah became an Astrotourism Town in July 2018. During the first visit on 19 July 2018, we met an incredible group of people from the Shire of Carnamah, North Midlands Project and some wonderful local community members dedicated to making Carnamah a terrific place...

Cervantes

Cervantes

Cervantes became an Astrotourism Town in August 2018. The first visit on 21 August 2018, included meeting staff at the Shire of Dandaragan. Cervantes is a coastal town and it’s great to be able to add a couple of great locations for you to visit for observing and...

Coorow

Coorow

The Shire of Coorow became an Astrotourism Town in July 2019. After a meeting with Shire and Community Resource Centre staff on 9th July 2019, we conducted an extensive search for a suitable observing site and astrophotography hot spot. There were many surprises in...

Darkan

Darkan

Darkan, in the Shire of West Arthur, joined the Astrotourism Town network in July 2019. Shire staff have a wealth of information to share about a variety of special locations for stargazing and astrophotography. What’s particularly special about the Shire of West...

Lake Grace

Lake Grace

The Shire of Lake Grace joined the Astrotourism Town network in July 2019. After a meeting with the Shire team and interested community members on 5th August 2019, we visited many of the towns to select places for observing and astrophotography. The Shire of Lake...

Mingenew

Mingenew

Mingenew is surrounded by breathtaking breakaway country, and boasts stunning clear night skies for stargazing and astrophotography. From August to October, wildflower season explodes with colour. A top location for wildflowers is the Coalseam Conservation Park. The...

Moora

Moora

The Shire of Moora is a founding supporter of Astrotourism WA. Moora became an Astrotourism Town in December 2018. On 12 December 2018, a presentation was given to the Moora Shire Council. Staff and Councillors generated a lot of discussion and ideas on potential...

Morawa

Morawa

Morawa became an Astrotourism Town in July 2018. On the first visit we met with Shire staff to talk about places we could invite visitors for casual observing and astrophotography. We’re working with the community to reduce artificial light pollution in order to...

Mullewa

Mullewa

Mullewa became an Astrotourism Town in September 2018. The town is within the boundaries of the City of Greater Geraldton and the first meeting with staff was terrific. Together, we visited some great attractions in and around Mullewa and decided on a couple of...

Northam

Northam

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...

Perenjori

Perenjori

Perenjori became an Astrotourism Town in July 2018. The first visit on 17 July 2018, included meeting staff at the Shire of Perenjori and committee members of the local tourism association. We discussed various locations to use for observing and astrophotography. The...

Three Springs

Three Springs

Three Springs became an Astrotourism Town in July 2018. The first visit on 18 July 2018, included meeting Shire staff and the Three Springs Shire Councillors. It was great to hear their ideas about places we could use for observing and astrophotography. The level of...

Wongan Hills

Wongan Hills

Wongan Hills became an Astrotourism Town in August 2018. The first visit on 10 August 2018, included meeting staff at the Shire of Wongan-Ballidu and committee members from the local tourism association. There was a great discussion on various locations to use for...