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All That Glitters: 12 Star-Studded Scenes in New South Wales

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GoNSW ·last year
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As the sun sets every evening, a glittering array of stars is revealed for your viewing pleasure. Scroll through our gallery of nightly sky shows as you dream of driving into wide open spaces under starry scenes on a future NSW road trip.

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Lord Howe Island

This ethereal scene shows the Milky Way above the extraordinary paradise of Lord Howe Island. The crescent-shaped island sits 600 km off the NSW north coast, east of Port Macquarie.

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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia
4.6 rating

The Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains area is popular for its breathtaking views, from the famous Three Sisters sandstone formation to vast swathes of bushland dotted with waterfalls and escarpments to spectacular starry skies. This view of the night sky sprinkled with stars is observed from Evans Lookout.

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Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
4.6 rating

The Southern Hemisphere’s only Dark Sky Park

Professional astronomers and budding stargazers flock to Warrumbungle National Park, the Southern Hemisphere’s only Dark Sky Park. There are astral objects visible above the Warrumbungles that would be overwhelmed by light pollution in more populated areas.

Warrumbungle is an aboriginal word from the Kamilaroi people and it means ‘crooked mountains’. The name is apt for the iconic jagged landscape that hems the wide dome of starry skies in the world-heritage listed Warrumbungle National Park.

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Warrumbungle National Park

New South Wales, Australia

Outback NSW

There’s nowhere better to get off road and explore the path less travelled than in Outback NSW. Start dreaming of a road trip where you can see towns like Broken Hill, the striking landscapes of Mungo National Park and learn more about Aboriginal culture. To make it truly memorable, camp under the stars and see scenic sand formations (pictured) in the UNESCO World Heritage-Listed Mungo National Park.

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Mungo National Park

Garnpang Rd, Mungo NSW 2715, Australia
4.4 rating

Snowy Mountains

This otherworldly scene of snow, stars and sunshine was captured in Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains at sunset. While the Snowy Mountains are known as NSW’s winter playground, the natural wonders abound in any season.

Credit: VisitNSW

Snowy Mountains

Snowy Mountains, Kosciuszko National Park NSW...
4.3 rating

Warrumbungle National Park

Warrumbungle is an aboriginal word from the Kamilaroi people and it means ‘crooked mountains’. The name is apt for the iconic jagged landscape that hems the wide dome of starry skies in the world-heritage listed Warrumbungle National Park

Credit: VisitNSW

Warrumbungle National Park

New South Wales, Australia

Mungo National Park

The world-heritage listed Mungo National Park in Outback NSW is home to rich aboriginal history and clear night skies. The ancient Willandra people lived and hunted and cooked under the same vibrant outback stars you can see today.

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Mungo National Park

Garnpang Rd, Mungo NSW 2715, Australia
4.4 rating

Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk

The iconic Breadknife rock formation is a natural wonder in Warrumbungle National Park that formed when volcanic magma solidified inside soft rock, which later eroded away. In this striking image, the early evening sky with its incredible sprinkling of stars begins to appear above Breadknife.

Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk

Pincham Rd, Warrumbungle NSW 2828, Australia
4.9 rating

Dark Sky Park

Warrumbungle National Park is currently the only Dark Sky Park in the Southern Hemisphere. Dark Sky Parks are recognised internationally for their outstanding nocturnal environment. This photograph shows stars lighting up the clear night sky over the rock formations in Warrumbungle.

Credit: Destination NSW, VisitNSW

Southern Hemisphere Souvenirs

36 Railway Parade, Burwood NSW 2134, Australi...

Kosciuszko National Park

This otherworldly scene of snow, stars and sunshine was captured in Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains at sunset. While the Snowy Mountains are known as NSW’s winter playground, the natural wonders abound in any season.

Credit: VisitNSW

Kosciuszko National Park

Kosciuszko National Park NSW 2627, Australia
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