How often do you get the chance to lie back and look at the splendour of the night sky? Perhaps catch a shooting star? While city slickers may never have seen the finer details of the Milky Way, stargazing is epic in regional Western Australia, where the vast horizons and low light pollution turn the heavens after dark into a blazing wonder. Uncanny landscapes such as The Pinnacles in Nambung National Park, about 200 kilometres north of Perth, make a spectacular location for astrophotography. If you time it right, combine your astro-trip with WA’s silo art trail and wildflower season (June to November).

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