Red Hill Lookout is considered an amazing lookout centered in the Red Hill Nature Reserve, about 183 miles (295 km) southwest of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. While this is not a designated stargazing area, it is accessible by the public year-round and offers an amazing lookout over many of Australia’s national icons and sweeping vistas of Canberra from the south, with wide open skies suitable for gazing. One EarthSky reader says “It’s dark, so it is an amazing place to watch the lightning, as well as meteor showers!” In autumn, the brilliant reds and oranges of the deciduous trees in the suburbs below have been called stunning. For more information, please visit online or call Access Canberra at 13 22 81.
Chelynne Campion is a Production/ Sales Assistant for EarthSky. Her family just purchased a telescope, and she's now learning to be a stargazer!