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Staircase to the Moon


Ngurrangga Tours

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.

Insights into your experience

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


Aboriginal guide

You should bring

Walking shoes

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Things to know

This is a two and a half hour experience located at Hearsons Cove. *You will need to provide your own transport to Hearsons Cove.

The experience operates at difference times throughout the year depending on the moon and tide schedule.


  • Water

What to bring:

  • Closed in shoes suitable to wear along the mudflats
  • Hat
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera

Meeting point

Hearson's Cove, Burrup Western Australia. Please meet at the first BBQ area on your right. *You will need to provide your own transport to Hearson's Cove.


Hearson's Cove near Karratha.

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