Originally Posted by Morgenstern
I live in Lara, VIC and was wondering if anyone knows any good dark observation sites in Geelong area. I usually go to a site next to Anakie but it's not very dark given Melbourne and Lara/Geelong light pollution domes.
I'm looking for a place <= 50-60min drive from Lara.
Try this map >>>>
1. Close Dialog box
2. Turn on the extended toolbar at top LHS
3. Select crosshairs from extended toolbar and click on an area of interest on the map, to report radiance information, a measure of darkness.
4. Open Overlay legend for Radiance legend on RHS. The black areas (ie greyed areas are the darkest <0.25 x10^-9 W/m^2 *sr)
5. Knock yourself out
Based on what I can see there and your location i would try The You Yangs Regional Park (10 km) and The Brisbane ranges National Park (30km). Areas around Anakie also show as very dark.