Staircase to the Moon

2.5 Hours
Pilbara, Western Australia
Culture & Nature
Year Round
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Experience the wonder of the Staircase to the Moon, a beautiful optical illusion of a stairway reaching to the moon. This natural phenomenon is caused by the rising of a full moon reflecting off the exposed tidal flats off the coast in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Take a guided tour with a traditional owner, learn about bush tucker and try your hand at coastal foraging while the sun sets, see the spectacular staircase to the moon then sit back for some star gazing while listening to Dreamtime stories about the constellations.


Hearson's Cove near Karratha.

What to expect

Take a guided tour with a Traditional Owner for some coastal foraging during low tide while the sun sets. View the staircase to the moon across Hearsons Cove near Karratha, from the ultimate viewpoint, with the staircase starting at your feet! Perfect opportunity for star gazing while listening to some dreamtime stories around the constellation. Bring your camera for some incredible photo opportunities.

This spectacular sight occurs from March through to November.

Tour Highlights:

  • Traditional Welcome to Country
  • Staircase to the moon – ultimate viewpoint
  • Coastal foraging
  • Dreamtime stories – constellation / star gazing