The Jump-Up, Australia

Situated approximately 24km southeast of Winton, a town in Outback Queensland, Jump-up holds the distinction of being the first International Dark Sky Sanctuary in Australia, designated in 2019. Its natural environment encompasses the vast flat plains of the Channel Country to the striking mesa formations of the Vindex Ranges.

Perched atop The Jump-Up, the museum enjoys a remote setting devoid of human habitation and light pollution, making it an ideal location for stargazing. Visitors can immerse themselves in the captivating beauty of the night sky at the Museum's Star Gallery, which offers a free viewing area. Open year-round and situated at the base of The Jump-Up, this gallery allows enthusiasts to explore the wonders of the cosmos.

To make the most of your stargazing experience, bring your equipment, such as binoculars, and prepare to embark on a celestial journey through the pristine night skies of Jump-up.

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Lot 1 Dinosaur Drive, PO Box 408, Winton Qld 4735, Australia


For an optimal stargazing experience, we recommend staying informed about the current weather conditions and choosing evenings with minimal cloud cover. Clear skies are crucial to fully appreciate the breathtaking display of the starry sky, where the celestial wonders shine brightly and captivate observers with their awe-inspiring beauty.


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