Australia’s Top Stargazing Destinations


No matter
where you are in Australia, you will find an unmasked view of the stars
just around the corner. Here are some of the country’s top destinations
for experiencing unparalleled stargazing. 

Uluru, Outback Australia

Thanks to
its isolated location in the heart of Australia’s red centre, iconic
Uluru is a prime position for stargazing in a truly unique setting and
should be at the top of every bucket list. The skies in the outback of
Australia are completely untainted by light pollution meaning you can
sit outside your camper of a night with an unobstructed view of the
stars. Keep your eyes peeled for the Magellanic clouds and the famous
Southern Cross Constellation. 

Sydney Observatory, New South Wales 


A night
visit to the Sydney Observatory will open your eyes to a world you have
never seen before in such detail. Expert astronomers will make sure you
learn all there is to know about the constellations and planets. The
charming building housing the observatory is in a prime position at The
Rocks with stunning views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. 

Narawntapu National Park, Tasmania


An impressive
40% of Tasmania is protected in reserves and national parks meaning it
is the ultimate travel destinations for stargazing. Have your camera
ready to capture a prime Milky Way appearance. As you sit outside of
your motorhome, Tasmania’s nocturnal wildlife will fossick around you
making for a unique Tasmanian encounter. 

Exmouth, Western Australia

Located
14 hours outside of the capital of Perth, Exmouth is well and truly
clear of any light pollution. Pull out your camp table and chairs and
enjoy a spectacular viewing position just outside of your camper on the
coast. If you’re feeling adventurous, lie on the beach for a while and
see if you can differentiate the planets from the stars. 

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium 


If
you’re visiting Queensland, the newly renovated Sir Thomas Brisbane
Planetarium is a great place to admire the stars. It is located at the
the entrance to the Brisbane Botanic Gardens at the popular vantage
point of Mount Coot-tha. This observatory is the largest in Australia
and has a variety of telescopes giving you the opportunity to see what
the bare eye cannot. 

Cradle Mountain Tasmania 


The dark
silhouette of Cradle Mountain in Tasmania against the starry night sky
is truly a sight like no other. For a once in a lifetime view, visit on a
night when the Aurora Australis, or southern lights, are on full
display. The purples and greens that take-over the sky make for an
award-winning photograph.