Best of 2017 – Photography – Australia

One of my favourite travel destinations (thankfully, as other than the Pacific Islands it’s the only place within reasonable flying distance of New Zealand), I made four trips to Australia this year. With sixteen trips over the past seven years Australia is the place I know best after New Zealand and Britain. While it may…

Western Australian wildlife

Australia has some unusual and often colourful wildlife, I came across many travelling through Western Australia from Perth to Broome. Emu, Monkey Mia Osprey, Yardie Creek Yellow Spotted Monitor Lizard, Dale Gorge Gecko, Sandfire Roadhouse Northern Blue Tongue Lizard, Shark Bay roadside Pelicans, Kalbarri and Monkey Mia Peacocks, Sandfire Roadhouse Galah, Yardie Homestead Rock Wallabies,…

Joffre Gorge and Eco Retreat, Karijini National Park

Joffre Gorge was an unexpected surprise, only 15 minutes walk from where we’d been staying at Karijini Eco Retreat (covered below) for three nights. Wandering through the bush we came across a pretty huge gap in the land, deep red with yellow spinifex, with water a long way down at the bottom. The rim walk…

Western Australia from the road

Travelling through Western Australia is an experience, and a lengthy one given that it is the size of Western Europe. By road is most likely. other than a single passenger railway line connecting Perth and Adelaide, and some flights, there are few other options. Like much of the Northern Territory, South Australia and Queenland, the…

Hamersley Gorge, Karijini National Park

Yet another amazing gorge in Karijini National Park, they’re all spectacular but in quite different ways. Hamersley Gorge was particularly impressive for the folding patterns of the rocks. It was also one of the more colourful gorges, with white and yellow complementing the usual redness. Heading down the steps the upper pools (off limits after…