Australia Observances Winter Solstice Events

Wurdi Youang in Australia – Winter Solstice Observance

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

What: Winter Solstice Observance

Where: Mount Rothwell, near Little River, Victoria

When: Winter Solstice Time: Sunset

About: Observe the Winter 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:


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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  • Hi. Has anyone on this site been here? It looks very interesting! Could someone shed some “light” on it plzzzz.

    • Hi Sean,

      I can’t shed any more light on it than what you might get with online research. However, I share your enthusiasm for the site and look forward to visit a site in Western Canada called Canada’s Stonehenge which is a similar type of site also attributed to supposedly undeveloped aboriginal people.

      I recommend that if you are in the vicinity give a call to Bryan Powell’s number listed above or contact the Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation. I doubt you’ll be able to find better information anywhere else.

        • I will be only a few hours away on my Alberta visit this summer so I am making a special effort to visit this sacred site. Hopefully the weather will be conducive and I can find a way to tune into its significance.

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