Govett’s Leap is a lookout near Blackheath, NSW. It was not very populated on a Sunday night, but that might have just been the temperature (six degrees before windchill). It looks east, which means that the glow of Sydney’s lights is quite visible, meaning that astrophotography requires you to look into the trees to the west, or straight up. Nonetheless, I’m very happy with the outcome of this impromptu field trip — I’ve been thwarted by weather the last few times I tried for astro shots.
As an aside, I’m told that the moonrise is quite spectacular from Govett’s leap, so I may return for a timelapse.