Stargazing

Experience the Milky Way under a dark sky free of city light pollution. Located in Queensland's High CountrySpicers Peak Lodge is one of the rare locations that can offer dark sky country. Some say the rising of the Milky Way is more spectacular than any sunrise or sunset and at Spicers Peak Lodge, you can experience all three.

Although impressive throughout the year, the galactic core of the Milky Way changes position in the sky depending on the location and season. Winter is prime time for Spicers Peak Lodge stargazing and given its unique high altitude location benefits from zero light pollution. June brings the dense central cluster of the Milky Way into view and offers the chance to spot nebulae, which are clouds of dust & gas. Scorpius and Sagittarius also come into view. During July, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars appear in the skies above. August continues with long nights and generally clear skies with Scorpius and Sagittarius being the highest constellations. 

Spicers Peak Lodge offers guests telescope stargazing with experts, to help chart the sky and admire the Milky Way starting at the tree top and arching across the Lodge.



Other Activities At Spicers Peak Lodge

Take to the sky with a scenic helicopter flight like no other. More »

Take to the sky with a scenic helicopter flight like no other. More »

Take to the sky with a scenic helicopter flight like no other. More »

Discover the blue-loving Satin Bowerbird, a variety of lush mosses and ferns that make their home on the mountainside. More »

Discover the blue-loving Satin Bowerbird, a variety of lush mosses and ferns that make their … More »

Discover the blue-loving Satin Bowerbird, a variety of lush mosses and ferns that make their home on the mountainside. More »

Take the ambling track around the Lodge Plateau rim and spot wallabies in their natural habitat, plus don't forget to … More »

Take the ambling track around the Lodge Plateau rim and spot wallabies in their natural … More »

Take the ambling track around the Lodge Plateau rim and spot wallabies in their natural habitat, plus don't forget to look up for koalas tucked high in the eucalypt branches. More »

Spa Anise is the perfect way to unwind after a day spent exploring the natural beauty of the countryside in … More »

Spa Anise is the perfect way to unwind after a day spent exploring the natural … More »

Spa Anise is the perfect way to unwind after a day spent exploring the natural beauty of the countryside in all its seasons.  More »

To truly get an idea of the secluded luxury of Spicers Peak Lodge take a scenic helicopter flight of the region. … More »

To truly get an idea of the secluded luxury of Spicers Peak Lodge take a scenic … More »

To truly get an idea of the secluded luxury of Spicers Peak Lodge take a scenic helicopter flight of the region. More »

An exciting 4x4 sunset tour to Ryans Ridge for a sense of adventure and luxury as you soak up the … More »

An exciting 4x4 sunset tour to Ryans Ridge for a sense of adventure and luxury … More »

An exciting 4x4 sunset tour to Ryans Ridge for a sense of adventure and luxury as you soak up the splendor of the Scenic Rim. More »

Resting on an almost continuous belt of National Park and reserves, dedicated mountain bike trails line the property with surrounds … More »

Resting on an almost continuous belt of National Park and reserves, dedicated mountain bike trails … More »

Resting on an almost continuous belt of National Park and reserves, dedicated mountain bike trails line the property with surrounds of unique plants, wildlife and a stunning landscape.  More »

Head off on a four hour guided hike to Spicers Gap learning about the seasonal changes to the landscape as … More »

Head off on a four hour guided hike to Spicers Gap learning about the seasonal … More »

Head off on a four hour guided hike to Spicers Gap learning about the seasonal changes to the landscape as well as local flora and fauna. More »

There are some magnificent National Parks in the region, two of which are World Heritage listed. Many Australian wildlife and … More »

There are some magnificent National Parks in the region, two of which are World Heritage … More »

There are some magnificent National Parks in the region, two of which are World Heritage listed. Many Australian wildlife and rare and threatened species occupy these habitats. More »

Visit the platypus pool, as it's fondly referred to, keeping as quiet as possible to catch a glimpse of the … More »

Visit the platypus pool, as it's fondly referred to, keeping as quiet as possible to … More »

Visit the platypus pool, as it's fondly referred to, keeping as quiet as possible to catch a glimpse of the resident platypus. More »

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