Capture the Aurora Australis and Night Sky in Ross

Book and stay at Riverview at Ross over the Tassie Off Season and we will include local visual artist Scott Bennett’s guide to Capturing the Aurora and the Night Sky in Ross

The Aurora Australia (also known as the Southern Lights)
shimmering curtains of different colours in the night sky. Book and stay at Riverview at Ross during the Tassie Off Season in a King, Queen, Twin or Family en-suite room for 1 or more nights and we will include the guide for photographing the night sky by Scott , who is a seasoned and accomplished photographer of the Aurora in Ross.
"Ross by Night" is your local how-to -guide for capturing photos of the Night Sky and Aurora Australis whilst staying with us in Ross, Tasmania
With tips on the best places to set up, apps to download and websites to visit plus instructions on using your phone and/or DSLR camera this guide is aimed at the beginner to the experienced photographer using either a mobile or a camera. Everyone can enjoy this offer with us during the winter Tassie Off Season
2024 is shaping up to be a very active year for Aurora sightings and winter is the best time to view and shoot this exciting phenomenon with long dark winter nights and crisp, clear skies.
Ross has many exciting features that make it an ideal place to try your hand at photographing the astro sky and aurora.
Located close to the 42nd parallel, it is deep in the pristine air of the Roaring Forties (strong westerly winds that occur in the Southern Hemisphere, generally between the latitudes of 40° and 50° south)  and the Southern Ocean, the cleanest air in the world.
The Midlands of Tasmania and Ross Village have the second lowest level of light pollution on the Bortle scale, “typical truly dark site”.class 2. (See photo)
So come down to Tassie this winter season and stay at the beautiful town of Ross in the heart of Tasmania - recently nominated for Top Tassie Tourist Town 2024  and experience our vast, splendid starry skies and maybe capture your own magical shot of the Southern Lights !
( Increase your chances of a sighting and stay for more than 1 night - we offer discounts on multiple nights when booking by phone) T and C’s apply
Scott will be available for private session bookings – please contact him directly at to organise a private night sky tour with him while you’re here.