I am a huge fan of Milky Way. I get transformed into a small child when I see stars. The dust in the sky, the shooting stars and the star trails, everything excites me. I have been lucky to have had the opportunity to live in Australia, where Milky Way is visible almost from everywhere.
So, in this post I have tried to list 10 places in NSW state of Australia where Milky Way can be spotted quite easily.
- Blue Mountains – About 75 kms from Sydney, Blue mountains offer a great opportunity to capture Milky Way. This is one of closer options from Sydney.
- Mungo Brush – Mungo Brush campground is within the Myall Lakes National Park and is about 230 kms from Sydney.
- Glenworth Valley – Nestled in the Central Coast region of NSW, the distance of the valley is about 65 kms from Sydney.
- Eden – About 550 kms from Sydney to the south, this is one of the farthest places. But the beauty this place offers is something worth traveling for.
- Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse – The lighthouse is in the Seal Rocks region of NSW. It is about 280 kms from Sydney.
- Dubbo – Distance of about 400 kms from Sydney, and is in the Orana region of NSW.
- Bombo Beach – This beach is part of Kiama, and is about 120 kms from Sydney. Kiama is easily accessible by train from Sydney.
- Turimetta Beach – This beach is closest to Sydney, and is at a distance of just 30 kms.
- Barrenjoey Lighthouse – The lighthouse stands at the Palm beach. And is about 45 kms from Sydney.
- Thredbo – Distance of about 500 kms from Sydney, and is located in Kosciuszko National Park.