Celebrate International Dark Sky Week by doing this unique astrophotography workshop at Warrumbungle National Park. It’s Australia’s only Dark Sky Park.
- Friday 5 April 2019, 4pm to 9pm
- Warrumbungle Visitor Centre, Warrumbungle National Park
- Easy. Suitable for adults and children (14 years and over).
- Adult/child (14 years and over) $60 per person. Dinner included.
- Meeting point
- Warrumbungle Visitor Centre
- What to
- Suitable clothing, sturdy shoes, insect repellant
- Bookings required. Email or call Warrumbungle Visitor Centre on 02 6825 4364.
- Please note
You’ll need to bring a few things with you:
- Your camera and its instruction manual.
- Sturdy tripod
- Headlamp or torch, preferably red. If needed, this can be achieved with several layers of red cellophane.
- Cable release or remote control to suit your camera. These are available online and aren’t expensive.
- Downloaded camera app, if available
- Chair or cushion to sit on when doing outside photography
- Laptop computer optional.
Dinner will be provided. Let us know any dietary requirements when booking.
Join award-winning photographer Brad LeBroque for an introduction to astrophotography. You’ll gain the know-how, ability and achievement of taking your very own dark sky image!
- We’ll begin at Warrumbungle Visitor Centre, with a 90-min workshop focusing on preparing your equipment.
- We’ll break for dinner.
- Then we’ll start taking photos, either at the visitor centre, or we’ll walk 1km to Whitegum lookout.
Warrumbungle National Park, near Coonabarabran, is the first Dark Sky Park in the southern hemisphere. It’s the ideal place to learn about photographing the incredible night sky.
It’s a good idea to wear warm clothes and sturdy shoes.
Warrumbungle campgrounds, Blackman and Balor Hut, are ideal places to sleep under the stars. There are also great hikes to tackle, like the challenging Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk. It’s a 14.5km loop track, famous for its vistas of rugged volcanic landscape. Whitegum lookout is a shorter stroll. It’s a nice picnic spot and an easier way to take in the Warrumbungle landscape.