Milky Way over Horseshoe Bay Lagoon

Milky Way Photography


Winter is now gone, and the summer days are hot and humid. However, the cooler night air is still beautiful, and makes a great change to the hotter days. Perfect for being out and enjoying some Milky Way Photography. It’s time to look to the stars!

We will be hoping for clear skies, so we can be out shooting some great shots of the Milky Way. We will also be setting up to shoot star-trails for the more patient photographers out there.

Check out the dates below for the nights of the new moon, as well as the dates either side of it, as those are will be all scheduled for Milky Way and star trail Astro Photography.

Dates have been scheduled, but if they happen to not be ideal for you, and you wish to request a specific date, please feel free to email me.

I’m always happy to workout a bespoke shoot for keen photogs!



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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    • Activity Level Moderate
    • Group Size Small Group
    All about the Milky Way Photography.

    Even though Magnetic Island is close to Townsville, it is in a fairly good location for low light-pollution.

    The far end of Horseshoe Bay is nicely ‘shaded’ by Mt Cook and my favourite location to set up for star-trails, Milky Way or moon shots.

    However, when the sky is as clear as it often is in the winter, many locations on the island are great to look to the stars.

    I’ll be checking the calendar for the night of the new moon. I’ll have my fingers crossed for a typical winters cloudless night, so we can shoot the amazing Milky Way in all its glory, and/or set up for a few hundred still shots to be complied into a stunning star-trail image.

    Be sure to pencil in the dates, and let’s see what we can shoot!

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    The following will be included:

    • A fun, friendly evening out in a casual yet professional environment.
    • Some back-up camera equipment on a first-come first-served basis.
    • Patient and clear guidance on how to get the most out of your photography gear, and the more specialised techniques involved to shoot the stars.
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

    Please come prepared for a fun evening out. Make sure that you can carry anything you need for the duration. Dress warmly and with layers, and bring a small headlamp or flashlight. One with a red LED is great! The following is not included:

    • Travel insurance and other emergency coverage.
    • Food and refreshments.
    • Photography equipment beyond basic gear listed above.

    For frequently asked questions about this and other photography shoots, please visit our dedicated FAQ page.

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