Remtrek Astronomy

Dales Gorge Campground - Karijini stargazing tours - Eyes on the Cosmos

Viewing spectacular red/brown banded Jupiter from site 100, DALES GORGE CAMPGROUND - Karijini's real life planetarium, an incredible 360 degree view of the cosmos..!

Viewing spectacular red/brown banded Jupiter from site 100, DALES GORGE CAMPGROUND - Karijini's real life planetarium, an incredible 360 degree view of the cosmos..!

Now back in Perth as of October 10, astro nights in and around Perth from October 2019 until March 2020.

Formerly at the Karijini Eco Retreat, 2007 to 2015

REMTREK astro nights listed in ‘‘12 Australian hidden gems unearthed by TripAdvisor users’’ April 2017.

Hi folks, if you're anything like me, you love sitting back and losing yourself amongst a starlit outback sky! I caught the astro bug at age eight, peering at the moon through a telescope from the front yard in Perth, a sensational sight..! At age 11, I picked up the first of many astronomy books which is still hanging together, just - "The Hamlyn Guide to Astronomy", an awesome read. In 1997, I commenced presenting the night sky to small groups with a compact telescope from a snazzy little campground in a remote area of Karijini National Park. Kick starting astronomy nights at the Karijini Eco Retreat in 2007, I operated there until Twenty 15; in August of the same year, I stumbled across my present site at the DALES GORGE CAMPGROUND and was totally star struck by the incredible view of that cosmic canopy above! Camp Constellation at Dales is Karijini's real life planetarium, an incredible 360 degree panorama of the galactic dome with the silhouette of an equally impressive Dales Gorge landscape.

If you are planning a trip to the spectacular Karijini National Park, and this includes a stay at the brilliant Dales Gorge Campground, consider joining in on one of my astro sessions which run most nights. Dark skies, a 360 degree panorama of the heavens, large portable telescopes and the gentle sound of the nearby cascading Fortescue Falls; put all of this together, and you can be assured that your night of cosmic discovery will be richly rewarding!

Wherever you might be, take time out to look up and take in the sights of that hypnotic starscape, a true feast for the eyes!!

Phill Witt :)

KEEPING EYES ON THE COSMOS

To find out more about the Karijini stargazing tours, visit the tours page, or contact Phill on 0432 095 268.

OPTUS PHONE COVERAGE NOW AT DALES GORGE CAMPGROUND as of April 2018.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the stars you see above you every night, then this is the perfect opportunity.

 

REMTREK also offers' day tours in Karijini National Park, giving you the chance to take in the scenery by day before the stars reveal themselves at night.

 

Bookings are ESSENTIAL for each night via the BOOKING FORM situated at the entrance to the "Tour Operators loop" at the Dales Gorge Campground - new booking form in-place daily.

Australian astronomy under spectacular Karijini dark skies..!

Powered by vegemite! :)

Powered by vegemite! :)

The book that started my journey of cosmic discovery at age 11.

The book that started my journey of cosmic discovery at age 11.

The REMTREK Dales hab, complete with 800 watts of solar panelling; home sweet home for six months each year :)

The REMTREK Dales hab, complete with 800 watts of solar panelling; home sweet home for six months each year :)

Red sky in the morning, stargazers warning! Regardless, what a truly spectacular sight this was from REMTREK’s Dales Campground Astro Centre..!

Red sky in the morning, stargazers warning! Regardless, what a truly spectacular sight this was from REMTREK’s Dales Campground Astro Centre..!

Entering a world of cosmic discovery!

Entering a world of cosmic discovery!

I have spotted so many photos of the drop loos at the Dales Campground on various blogs, why not throw my own in..! Folks rave about the incredibly clean state of the toilets within the campground, commenting that these are the cleanest loos you’ll find in any Aussie national park; this is of course owing to the incredible job the rangers do out here managing the entire park. Anyhow, here’s the on-site illuminated astro loo complete with antibacterial hand gel for that little extra. Sorry guys, the gel and solar lighting have raised the bar! :D

I have spotted so many photos of the drop loos at the Dales Campground on various blogs, why not throw my own in..! Folks rave about the incredibly clean state of the toilets within the campground, commenting that these are the cleanest loos you’ll find in any Aussie national park; this is of course owing to the incredible job the rangers do out here managing the entire park. Anyhow, here’s the on-site illuminated astro loo complete with antibacterial hand gel for that little extra. Sorry guys, the gel and solar lighting have raised the bar! :D

Spectaculer Fern Pool, a five minute walk from Dales Campground, Karijini’s warmest body of water and the ultimate shoulder massage under the waterfall..!

Spectaculer Fern Pool, a five minute walk from Dales Campground, Karijini’s warmest body of water and the ultimate shoulder massage under the waterfall..!