Get Star-struck, Best Stargazing spots Brisbane and Beyond

Flick the TV off, fill your flasks and wrap up warm for a night time adventure to view the best star gazing spots in Brisbane and beyond.

Why waste a weeknight sitting on the couch when you could be spotting shooting stars and watching the galaxy twinkle.

Be sure to download a stargazing app on your phone (or source a book or guide) and head to one of these superb spots and make the most of a starry night sky.

Take a thrilling journey into outer space at these five star gazing Brisbane spots.


Settlement Cove Park, Redcliffe

When night falls, head only 30 minutes north of Brisbane CBD to Redcliffe Peninsula. Believe it or not - this spot will deliver a stunning spectacle!

Find this special location on your walk from the car park to Settlement Cove Lagoon. The stars will take your breath away as they sparkle over the waters of Moreton Bay.


Poverty Creek, Bribie Island

If you’re after a truly unique stargazing experience, head to one of Bribie Island National Park's best camping sites, Poverty Creek.

Nestled in a secluded nook along Pumicestone Passage, this spot is completely isolated and only accessible by 4WD or boat. This is the perfect spot to channel your inner beach bum.

Poverty Creek campground provides an expansive and shady spot on the western side of the island, with stunning views across to the Glasshouse Mountains (you will require a permit for Poverty Creek). Facilities include toilets, cold showers, picnic tables and fire pits. It is a favourite in our region for national park camping!


Dahmongah Lookout Park, Mt Mee

Take in the universe and feel a world away at Dahmongah Lookout Park, Mount Mee. On a clear night you might even be lucky enough to view the milky way just like this!

It can get a tad chilly up on the hill at nighttime so we suggest packing a blanket so you stay warm and are able to watch the night sky in ultimate comfort.


Running Creek Parklands

Calling all city-slickers! Running Creek Parklands is an ideal spot to explore the rural dark skies!

You will sure be a happy camper at Running Creek Parklands. With plenty of availability over winter why not pull up a stump and stay awhile at this beautiful parkland.

This dog friendly, hinterland hidden gem is a secret only few know about. Welcoming pets of all shapes and sizes, Running Creek Parklands is a perfect spot to pop the tent up and relax in your camp chair. With easy access to the creek, it's the perfect spot for a rock hopping adventure or a splash on a hot summers day (or winter if you can brave the cold)! Let's just say this is one of the best star gazing spots Brisbane has to offer!



No matter where you park up in the suburb of Highvale you are sure to see the lightshow!

This area maintains minimal light pollution, which not only makes for a brilliant star spotting location, but also makes it a great place to spot natural, nocturnal wildlife. When you visit, be sure to keep your eyes peeled!

We hope you enjoy your time exploring all that our wonderful region has to offer.

When you get starstruck be sure to share your adventures with us on socials @visitmoretonbayregion and tag us with #visitmoretonbay in your posts.

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Acknowledgement of Country - We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waterways of the Moreton Bay Region, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, and Turrbal people and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise the ongoing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of this land.