The Reynoldson Reserve Wildflower Festival is from 26-28 October 2018. It’s a celebration about the stunning wildflowers across the Shire of Wongan-Ballidu and especially the Verticordia that blooms at this time of year at Reynoldson Reserve.
There are a variety of activities on across the weekend from “Sundowner at The Station”, “Apex Expo” market stalls, Wildflower Display by Bush Care and camp cooking demonstrations.
On Saturday, 27 October there will be a special night under the stars in Wongan Hills. Visitors will delight in the beauty of WA’s night sky and will see objects like Saturn, Jupiter and much more through telescopes.
Carol Redford from Astrotourism WA will reveal a world of wonder with a laser pointer tour of the night sky. You’ll discover why WA has some of the best dark night skies in the world and what makes Wongan Hills a top tourism destination for stargazing, astronomy and astrophotography.
Earlier on in the afternoon, you can discover a world of stargazing and telescopes. Carol will share her top two tips for using telescopes when you’re just starting out. Plus, you’ll learn how to find out what’s up in the night sky. If you have a telescope, you’re welcome to bring it along for hands on help.
Both of these special free events are made possible by the Shire of Wongan-Ballidu and are part of the Astrotourism WA project that’s promoting Wongan Hills as a destination for stargazing and astrophotography.
The Stargazing night is at the Wongan Hills Airport from 7.30pm to 9pm, Saturday 27 October 2018.
The Telescope Tips session is from 4pm – 5pm, Saturday 27 October 2018 at The Station