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Date: 19th April 2023                       

Where: Cardabia Station

Cost: Free

Jamba Nyinayi Festival is a free event that will bring a stunning array of WA dance and musical artists, featuring some of the best of Gascoyne talent. Traditional foods will form a part of the cultural experience. The festival will tell the story of what the eclipse means to the traditional owners through a drone light show and an Indigenous music and dance program. All the cultural art shown and performed will be curated around the traditional eclipse story, creating an original and significant cultural experience.


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Date: 20th April 2023

Where: Cardabia Station

Cost: Free

Join us for First Lights: Nyinggulu on Town Beach in Exmouth – a spectacle of light and sound that illuminates the night sky to share ancient stories of place. Guided by Baiyungu custodian Hazel Walgar of the Nyinggulu coast and Yingarrda-Wadjarri artist Sonya Edney, the spectacular Dreaming story of the great eclipse will resound across the night sky. This is the story born from silence, of Jirndarl and Willarda, the sun, the moon and their first encounter. Produced by the Fremantle Biennale, this is an epic-scale aerial choreography consisting of a fleet of 160 light drones.


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Date: 14th – 24th April, 5:30pm – 8pm

Where: Gwoonwardu Mia

Cost: Free

From Aboriginal dance workshops to dining under the stars with local MKR Contestant, Matt Moncrieff followed by Aboriginal Night Sky Stories. Each nights promises to be a mesmerizing and captivating experience. Against the backdrop of the stunning night sky, visitors will be transported to a world of ancient tales and legends, as the indigenous guides share their rich cultural heritage through the power of storytelling. As the stars twinkle above, the stories come to life, painting a vivid picture of the significance of the night sky in the lives of the Aboriginal people. These unique and unforgettable evenings offer a rare opportunity to connect with the rich traditions of the past, while also experiencing the beauty of the night sky in a truly immersive way. Join us at Gwoonwardu Mia for a night under the stars like no other!


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Date: 14th – 24th April

Where: Gwoonwardu Mia

Cost: Free

Experience one of the greatest international scientific endeavours in history as you step onto Australia’s future site of the incredible SKA telescope in an immersive 25-minute, 360° virtual reality cinema experience.

Travel to the radio-quiet Western Australian outback to explore where the world’s largest radio telescope will be capturing the corners of the Universe and breaking new ground in astronomical research.


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Date: 14th – 25th April

Where: Gwoonwardu Mia

Cost: Free

Come join us at Gwoonwardu Mia for a unique culinary experience! As part of our Solar Eclipse festivities, we are excited to present our daily Bush Tucker cafe experience. This immersive experience will take you on a culinary journey as you discover the flavours and ingredients of local Aboriginal cuisine. The menu will feature a variety of dishes made from locally sourced ingredients such as bush fruits, herbs, and meats. You’ll be able to sample a range of dishes, including mouth-watering roasted meats, baked damper bread, and more. The Bush Tucker cafe experience is an unforgettable way to experience the culture and cuisine of Australia’s Indigenous people. Don’t miss this opportunity to taste, learn, and explore at Gwoonwardu Mia as part of our Solar Eclipse festivities!


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Date: 14th – 24th April, 10:30am

Where: Gwoonwardu Mia

Cost: Free

Join us for a daily cultural walk tour at Gwoonwardu Mia! Explore the rich Aboriginal history and culture of the Gascoyne. See traditional artefacts and learn about the local bush food, customs, and traditions. This is a unique opportunity to experience the beauty and diversity of the land and its people. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind cultural experience!


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Date: 14th – 24th April

Where: Gwoonwardu Mia

Cost: Free

Looking for an enriching and culturally immersive experience? Look no further than the Burlganjya Wanggaya Tour – an old people talking tour that will take you on a journey through time and space, sharing the rich history and cultural significance of the land and its people.

Led by local elders, this tour is a unique opportunity to listen, learn and respect the traditions and stories that have been passed down through generations. You’ll hear about the connection between the people and the land, and gain a deep appreciation for the cultural heritage of the region.


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When: 10am Daily

Where: Gwoonwardu Mia

Cost: Free

Join us at Gwoonwardu Mia, as we welcome you to Yinggarda Country to experience the Solar Eclipse with our Traditional Owners. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring sight of the sun being obscured by the moon and to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of our Traditional Owners.


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When: 15th – 22nd April, 8am – 11:30am (20th April 10am – 4pm)

Where: Carnarvon Civic Centre

Cost: Free

Join us for the Solar Eclipse Markets at the Carnarvon Civic Centre, it is the perfect place for families, astronomy enthusiasts, and local businesses to gather and celebrate the rare celestial event. During the week of Solar Eclipse festivities, the Civic Centre will be transformed into a bustling hub of excitement and activity. Come and browse the stalls filled with unique and locally made gifts, souvenirs, and handmade crafts. Sample some of the finest local delicacies from the region, as well as mouth-watering food and seasonal local produce.


Paid Events


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Date: Late April – Early September

Where: Carnarvon

Cost: Subject to enquiry

The Gascoyne’s night skies are some of the best in the world for stargazing and astro photography.  Let us share some of our favourite stargazing spots with you and share Yinggarda Dreaming stories of the night sky. Kangaroo curry and damper cooked in the coals is available upon request.


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Date: 23rd April 2023

Where: Four Mile Creek, Four Mile Creek picnic ground/ boat ramp, Seaview Drive, Onslow WA, Australia, 6710

Cost: $250

This is where astronomy-meets-gastronomy. With chef, Paul ‘Yoda’ Iskov, and his team from Fervor, this multi-course dinner set under the night sky, will be an unforgettable dining experience.

A menu focusing on locally sourced and specifically native Australian ingredients, Paul brings the excitement of the region to every dish. Celebrated as one of the best stargazing locations in the world, we’ll be welcoming a guest Astronomer to take diners on a stargazing journey.

An evening connecting land and sky set at Four Mile Creek, this is a magnificent once-in-a-lifetime experience not to be missed.

Ticket price includes matched Cullen wines and bus transfer to and from Four Mile Creek – we will be in contact with ticket holders with pick-up times and locations as parking is limited. Please note that most dietary requirements can be accommodated and can be specified at the time of booking your ticket.


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