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Gippsland best stargazing sites that boast minimal light pollution where stars not only shine but also share ancient tales

Gippsland offers premier stargazing spots with minimal light pollution. Discover 13 breathtaking locations where stars not only shine but also share ancient tales, like the Southern Cross symbolising a mother's sacrifice in GunaiKurnai lore.

By news@gippsland - 17th June 2024 - Back to News

Gippsland is blessed with some of the best stargazing opportunities in the country thanks to its low light pollution. We have identified 13 incredible locations for starry adventures. Stars aren't just giant balls of hot gas for the GunaiKurnai people, they also tell stories about the past and prepare us for the seasons.

The Bluff Reserve Buchan night sky stars astrophotography stargazing pink light

The Bluff Reserve Buchan night sky stars astrophotography stargazing pink light

Like the Southern Cross, which represents a mother emu. One winter's day, she drowned trying to save a boy stuck in a river (the Milky Way), making the ultimate sacrifice, giving up her life to save his. When you see the emu's head under the river, you will know it is wintertime. To read more about this story, visit Mother's Night Sky website. You'll never look at the night sky the same way again.

Gippsland stargazing

Gippsland offers starry nights in abundance, thanks to low level lighting in pocket-sized villages. We've identified 13 locations - from the mountains to the sea - in Gippsland's east as the backdrop for some serious stargazing. The 13 Gippsland stargazing sites are:

  • Bruthen
  • Buchan
  • Cann River
  • Cape Conran
  • Dargo
  • Lake Tyers
  • Loch Sport
  • Mallacoota
  • Marlo
  • Nowa Nowa
  • Omeo
  • Orbost
  • Point Hicks

Jump onto our new website to explore the 13 stargazing locations and hear the stories behind the night skies at Stargazing Gippsland.

Pictures from Visit Gippsland website.


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