Australia Summer Solstice Events

Wurdi Youang in Australia – Summer Solstice Observance

Observe all four seasons of solar alignments at the Wurdi Youang stone arrangement in Australia

What: Summer Solstice Observance

Where: Mount Rothwell, near Little River, Victoria

When: Summer Solstice Time: Sunset

About: Observe the Summer Solstice sunset at the Wurdi Youang stone arrangement, an intriguing undated egg-like shaped ancient site in the Southern Hemisphere aligned to the solar events of all four seasons. It is made up of roughly 100 basalt stones, some ranging from 20 cm in diameter up to 1 meter.

Located in Victoria, Australia, the Wurdi Youang site is owned and maintained by the Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation. In order to visit the site one would need to get in contact with Wathaurung Elder and Chair Bryon Powell who can give permission to individual or group visits.

Permission: Granted by Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation

Contact: Bryon Powell 61 (03) 4308 0420

Wurdi_Younag_Alignments_Ray Norris

The diagram above shows how the arrangement of stones align to the Equinox and Solstice sunsets as surveyed by Ray and Priscilla Norris (c) 2008.

Below is a short video explanation of the Midwinter and Midsummer alignments:

A Note About Visiting Ancient Sites:
Please be mindful and respectful of the ancient sites.  Treat them with care as to not disturb them, damage them or remove anything from them. Help protect these incredible sites so that they can continue to stand the test of time.

Please note: this event is not run by The Spiritual Sun. Please contact the owners directly or visit their website if you would like more details about the observance that takes place at this site.

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  • That is an incredible discovery, I only just saw this article. I would love to know more about ancient sites in Australia – I will try and find out more. I was always fascinated when I saw this show on Catalyst ABC one night about these ancient Aboriginal villages – I was so blown away I seriously thought everyone would be hearing about it the next day in the news, that it would be front page news everywhere in Australia. What a disappointment to discover no one seemed to care, or perhaps moreso, that this was a discovery best kept secret from the general population so we all continued to believe the stories we are told about Australian history. I really think if we learned more about this place Australia we might uncover a totally amazing history here, beyond what we could have imagined. I’ve certainly heard some very interesting stories, and I really wonder if many things are kept secret here to facilitate continued mining of resources in Australia, so that nothing gets in the way of that as resources start to run out around the world. Among other reasons of course!

    • Hi Sarah. Just wanted to say I definitely share your interest in exploring more ancient sites in Australia. I was recently trying to see what’s out there, and sadly there didn’t seem like there was much discussion or promotion of even the few places that are known. I came across some dolmen in places as well, and rock art and some caves. Of course Uluru is an interesting one. But besides those there are actually quite a few other sites that are quite enigmatic and that tell of a far older history, including pyramids, Egyptian glyphs, Nazca line-style land art, stone circles, earthworks, megalithic stone walls, and I’m sure there’s probably more that is unknown yet.

  • Bit of a shot in the dark perhaps but, has anyone reading this been to this site? Would be great to hear some impressions!

    I think each natural landscape can have its own beauty. It seems there’s not too many trees and such here, but I can imagine the place to have very clear all-round views of the sky, it’s changing colours in the morning etc. It might also be super quiet? that can also make a place special. Not to mention how beautiful the nightsky must be!

    • hi karim, a couple of friends and i will be going down to check out this event on the summer solstice. Will let you know how it goes 🙂

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