Walk amongst the stars at Rawnsley Park

08 10 2021

Far away from the hustle and bustle of major cities, Rawnsley Park Station has virtually no light pollution, meaning the night sky is almost crystal clear.

Every night on the station (weather permitting) provides an almost cinematic view of stars, constellations, planets and other celestial bodies. Winter nights make for the best star gazing conditions with longer nights and mostly cloud free conditions, but summer also makes for a great show.

Our recommendation is to head up our Alison Saddle walk (45-minute return) in the early evening to watch a spectacular outback sunset, followed by stunning star gazing. We also suggest you bring a torch to guide your way back down the trail, and bug spray as the mozzies can be a bit bitey, especially in the summer months.

Stargazing in the Ikara-Flinders Ranges is an experience of a lifetime. With Tourism South Australia listing the region as “one of the best places to stargaze in South Australia”. Read the article here.

If your curious of what exactly you’re looking for in the stars, SkyMaps.com releases constellation maps for the Southern Hemisphere every month. Download your copy of the latest map here.