Explore the unexplored. View galaxies far, far away … and witness a natural phenomenon from one of the best seats on the planet.

Boasting some of the clearest night skies in the world, the Gascoyne Murchison is the perfect destination to embark on a unique astronomical adventure. It’s also one of the best spots to view the rare total eclipse of the sun on April 20, when the brilliance of an outback morning will plunge into total, eerie darkness.

So mark your diary, book your accommodation, and plan a DeTour you’ll never forget!

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Solar Eclipse Stargazing Events

Go galaxy gazing, hear dreamtime stories on ancient country at dusk, and spend time with good company that will quickly become great friends. Anything is possible when you take a DeTour to the infinite wonder of Australia’s Golden Outback!

To align with one of nature's most phenomenal occurrences - a Solar Eclipse, a range of events have been developed to ensure your star gazing journey through the outback is a memorable one.

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Wooleen Station Astrophotography Workshop

A UNIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE The Murchison Region of Western Australia is home to some of the darkest skies in the world. Vast expanses of cattle…

Accommodation that’s out of this world

At the end of a big day under big skies, you want to come back to a place that feels like home. For some, that means camping out under the stars with the family. Check out the range of family-friendly accommodation at either Meekatharra or Yalgoo caravan parks. You may prefer to experience a real working station by staying in affordable converted shearers quarters, or choose a more luxurious stay in a romantic, heritage-listed colonial homestead like Wooleen Station – the choice is yours.

If you’re planning to take a DeTour to the solar eclipse in April, now’s the time to start planning your accommodation!

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