Home to spring wildflowers, walk trails, rolling pastures, big skies, scenic lakes, rich heritage, and rural respite, the picturesque Shire of Wickepin is made up of five areas – Wickepin, Yealering, Harrismith, Tincurrin and Toolibin and covers an area of 2,042 square kilometres.

You’re in Albert Facey country when you travel to Wickepin! You’ll take a step back in time when you explore the historic homestead inherent to the famous novel ‘A Fortunate Life’. Then you’ll take a step into the Universe when you spend the night under the stars.

Wickepin became an Astrotourism Town in August 2020. A meeting with the Shire of Wickepin Townscape and Cultural Planning Committee revealed some incredible places for stargazing and astrophotography.

Stargazing & Tourism Information

Observing Site

The local community welcomes you to use telescopes and binoculars or enjoy an evening of stargazing here.

Astrophotography Hot Spot

Bring your camera to take stunning images of the starry night sky over this special landscape.

Visitor Centre

For accommodation, meals and other sightseeing in the local area, check in with the local visitor centre.

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