Discover the best places to see the stars close to Perth.

Travel from city lights to starlight! On the way there will be adventures of all kinds. From charming country towns to stargazing through telescopes to wine tasting and more.

City Lights Star Lights

Night 1: Perth to Bickley (30 kilometres/35 minutes)
Head out to the Perth Hills to explore the stunning Darling Range. Stroll through local art galleries, browse the many arts and craft stores, or sample unique wine and cider along the Bickley Valley Wine Trail. Choose a lovely place to stay overnight and make sure you've booked into an evening entertainment at Perth Observatory, one of WA's oldest tourist attractions. End the evening with a spectacular view of the Perth City lights from Lions Lookout.

Overnight: Perth Hills

Night 2: Bickley to Northam (85 kilometres/1 hour)
After a leisurely breakfast, set a course for the rolling hills of the Avon Valley and historic town of Northam. Enjoy the journey through undulating farm land before arriving at the Northam Visitor Centre to pick up local maps and information. Right next door is the must-see Bilya Koort Boodja Centre for Nyoongar Culture & Environmental Knowledge where you'll discover the Six Nyoongar Aboriginal Seasons. Northam is on the Astrotourism Towns Trail and offers dedicated astronomy sites such as the ruins of Glenfield Homestead for great astrophotography. The return to Perth the next day is only 100kms.

Overnight: Northam

Country to Coast Starlight Circuit

Night 1: Perth to Bindoon (75 kilometres/1 hour)
Travel the scenic tourist drive up into delightful Chittering. You might stop at The Orchard Perth, Stringybark Winery or walk the trails at Peace Be Still or Djidi-Djidi Ridge. Arriving in the charming town of Bindoon, you'll find the Chittering Visitor Centre and fresh seasonal produce along the Chittering Food and Wine Trails, at the Locavore Store and the very popular Bindoon Bakehaus for great food, coffee and cake.

Nights are spectacular at nearby Spoonbill Lake where your camera can capture the reflection of the stars in the water. "Astrotourists" are also welcomed at the historic Brockman Centre where you can set up your telescope to enjoy a fun night under the stars.

Overnight: Chittering

Night 2: Bindoon to Guilderton via Gingin (70 kilometres/50 minutes)
After a bakery breakfast, head west to one of WA's oldest towns, Gingin. Enjoy the historic buildings, the meandering Gingin Brook and historic water wheel. Enjoy morning tea before you head off into the Universe! If you're into space science, take a tour of the Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory, on your way to Guilderton. At night, make sure you have a tour booked at the observatory. The roof slides off to reveal a star-studded sky! Choose to stay nearby in countryside Gingin or wake up where the Moore River meets the ocean at Guilderton. The return to Perth the next day is less than 100kms.

Overnight: Moore River and Gingin

After a space filled weekend away, you'll feel energised, inspired and invigorated. You'll have expanded your mind, enriched your soul and travelled well off the beaten track to other galaxies beyond the Milky Way! For additional information about the locations on Perth's Stargazing Trails, check out the following useful link www.astrotourismwa.com.au.

Driving times and distances are intended as a guide only and may vary depending on exact route taken.

Perth Walking Trails, Perth Hills

Perth Walking Trails

Perth is the perfect destination for setting out on foot and discovering the many self-guided walking trails in the region. Some can be easily explored in one day and others can take several days with accommodation options along the way.

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Plan Your Trip to Perth

Start planning your visit by finding out what to do in Perth during the day and night. See all accommodation, tours, attractions, activities, food and drink and retail in Perth. 

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Accommodation in Perth

You'll find a diverse range of accommodation to suit all budgets and styles all across Perth from five-star resorts to caravan parks.

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Tours in Perth

Tours around Perth and surrounds take you to some of the most exciting and interesting holiday spots from hot air ballooning in the Avon Valley to cruising the Swan River.

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Attractions in Perth

There's plenty of attractions to choose from in Perth and surrounds, with fun-filled activities for all ages.

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Food and Drink in Perth

Whether its dining in an elegant restaurant overlooking the river or sampling local wines, Perth boasts an extensive buffet from which to delight your tastebuds.

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Retail in Perth

Perth offers a host of shopping options to choose from - stock up on the latest fashions, buy unique art or head to a local market.

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Hire in Perth

Looking to explore Perth on your own? There are plenty of hire options available from cars and motorhomes to bikes and kayaks.