Stargazer with a head torch looking up at the milky way © Tourism and Events Queensland/Sean Scott

Warrego Way, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland/Sean Scott

Australia’s ultimate stargazing locations

Visitor during a stargazing tour at the Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre © Tourism NT/Matt Glastonbury

Earth Sanctuary, Alice Springs, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Matt Glastonbury

Aurora Australis, Strahan, Tasmania © Dietmar Kahles, Tourism Tasmania

Aurora Australis, Strahan, Tasmania © Dietmar Kahles, Tourism Tasmania

Top tip

You can sign up to receive alerts about the Aurora Australis from the Bureau of Meteorology.

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Couple on the balcony of a glamping tent at Nightfall Camp © Nightfall Camp

Nightfall Camp, Lamington, Queensland © Nightfall Camp

Stargazers using telescopes at Perth Observatory in Bickley © Perth Observatory/Andrew Lockwood

Perth Observatory, Bickley, Western Australia © Perth Observatory/Andrew Lockwood

Cosmo Centre, Charleville Outback Queensland © Mike Dalley

Cosmo Centre, Charleville Outback Queensland © Mike Dalley

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Antenna at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex © VisitCanberra

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © VisitCanberra

Fun fact

The much-loved film, The Dish, tells the story of Australia’s role in the 1969 moon landing.

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Diners at the Sounds of Silence dinner next to Uluru © Voyages

Sounds of Silence, Uluru, Northern Territory © Voyages

The night sky filled with bright stars over the dark sky park in the Warrumbungles © Destination NSW

Dark Sky Park, Warrumbungle National Park, New South Wales © Destination NSW

River Murray Dark Sky Reserve, South Australia © Michael Waterhouse / South Australian Tourism Commission

River Murray Dark Sky Reserve, South Australia © Michael Waterhouse