Best Stargazing Spots New South Wales
Stargazing can be difficult in major cities thanks to light pollution, but you don’t have to travel to a remote island in the middle of nowhere to get your dose of twinkly lights. New South Wales is home to some of the best stargazing spots so look up!
Home to clear skies and bright stars, Parkes is the perfect spot to do some serious stargazing. In fact the skies here are so clear that it’s also home to the CSIRO radio telescope or ‘the dish’, used during Neil Armstrong’s moon landing. Head to the North West town of a night and look up. The sky comes to life with glistening Milky Way lights so don’t forget your camera!
You don’t have to stray too far from Sydney for your stargazing. The Blue Mountains lay just 90 minutes from the city centre on the outskirts of Sydney’s Greater Western region. Surrounded by dense bushland and small towns, you’ll be well away from Sydney’s light pollution here. Pay a visit to Linden Observatory for an even clearer view of distant galaxies.
If you’ve ever wanted to wish upon a star, Dubbo is the place to do it. With clear and wide open skies you’ll be treated to a light show spectacular, all for simply tilting your head up to the heavens. Keep your eyes peeled for shooting stars racing across the sky.
Just north of Sydney you’ll find yourself in the Hunter Valley. Although mostly known by many for their vineyards and wineries, the Hunter is also home to some of the clearest night skies in the whole state. Make your trip all about the star lights and book yourself a night at Eaglereach where the bush is dense and the stars are brightest.
Head north of Sydney for 90 minutes and you’ll reach Bouddi National Park in Killcare along the coast. The beach and dense national park bushland provide the perfect dark place to view the sky from. No need to go off the beaten track to see the stars with this one.
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