Seeing the Northern Lights in Canada, Alaska or northern Europe is a special experience, and spotting the Southern Lights is just as cool. You might glimpse the Aurora Australis in Southland (New Zealand) - but if you’re lucky, Cradle Mountain and other parts of Tasmania are a definite possibility too.
The area from Bruny Island to the south of Hobart is a dark part of the state, which makes it perfect for stargazing.
On a clear winter night, make your way to Swansea for epic views of the night sky. Here there are no mountains to block your view.
Hope Beach is more than just a prime surfing spot – it’s also a serious stargazer’s dream. Nights with little wind are best.
Get up as high as you can and bring a red flashlight to protect your night vision. Start with binoculars before you invest big money on a fancy telescope. Get yourself a star chart and a few good stargazing apps, and you’re good to go!