Summer Solstice at the Australian Standing Stones

Summer Solstice at the Australian Standing Stones

Thursday 21 December 2023

Watsons Drive, Glen Innes, New South Wales 2370

(02) 6730 2400


A solstice occurs when the sun appears to reach its most northerly or southerly excursion relative to the equator. Solstices occur twice a year - once in June and once in December. For the southern hemisphere, the summer solstice, indicating the longest number of daylight hours, is on or near to December 21. The Australian Standing Stones Management Board will host the annual passing of the solar noon shadow across the marker plaque on this day. This is a free public event.


Thursday 21st of December 2023 12:30 - 13:30

Confirmed Event

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the New England High Country region and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders – past, present and emerging – and acknowledge the important role Indigenous Peoples continue to play within the New England High Country community.