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.

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 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...

Mingenew

Mingenew is a great town to explore at all times of the year, in or out of the wildflower season. It became part of the Astrotourism Town network in September 2018. We met Shire of Mingenew staff to decide which locations would be ideal for using telescopes and for...

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 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 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...

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 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 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...