Where to go stargazing near Perth: must-visit observatories and tours

Pinnacles Sunset Stargazing Tour | Lumineer Adventure Tours

The Pinnacles Desert is well renowned for its unique experiences and dark skies. For something a little different, book in for The Pinnacles Sunset Stargazing Tour at Lumineer Adventure Tours. The tour runs all year round, the night sky changes throughout the seasons and although it is a bit colder, autumn, winter and spring are some of the best times of the year to see the Milky Way and Planets in the Southern Hemisphere.

Lumineer Adventure Tours’ offers an unforgettable experience in one of Western Australia’s most unique and fascinating natural attractions. The guided tour features the latest astronomy equipment, complete with Astro binoculars and a powerful computerised telescope. Whilst taking in the night sky learn about Aboriginal Astronomy and hear Dreamtime stories of the night sky, the Australian Aborigines are considered to be the world’s first astronomers.

The tour also includes a stop at Lancelin where you’ll get to visit the spectacular sand dunes and experience sand boarding down the giant slopes, a stop at Nilgen Nature reserve to see wildflowers when in season and a guided bush tucker/bush medicine walk at Hangover Bay.

While you wait for the stars and planets to appear, enjoy a traditional Australian Barbecue Dinner in the Pinnacles Desert with a glass of Swan Valley wine as you watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean.

Cost: $105 – $145

Lumineer Adventure Tours also offers a Gin/Wine Tasting Dinner in the Paddock Tour including gin/wine tasting at a Swan Valley Distillery, tour of the DromeDairy camel farm and stargazing.

Both tours sell out regularly so make sure you book well in advance.

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