Blog Archive

Monday, July 30, 2012

Australian Wildlife and Landscape Photo Safaris

I have for many years been photographing Australia's outback and Riverland.
Birds, Animals, Landscapes etc.
Also Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide,Canberra and  Darwin.

Below are some suggestions for a photographic and/or just relaxing holidays in Australia.I would take you on such tours but am not licensed to do so. if you need guidance on these places please email me.

1. Riverland South Australia and Broken Hill  1 week
The South Australian Riverland is 3 hours from Adelaide by road and consists of a number of country towns where Fruit, Wine, Vegetables, Almonds etc are produced in large quantity.
The towns are all based on the River Murray, Australia's iconic river.
It is a gateway to the outback.

2.Broken Hill is a large inland outback  town known as the Silver City.
It has its origins as a major mining town and is in rich in history and home to great Australian Artists.
The historic town of Silverton is  nearby with it's ghostown appearance and quirky art galleries.

3. The Flinders Ranges South Australia  1 week
One of Australia's premiere outback holiday destinations. Rugged mountains and incredible landscape and wildlife and wildflowers.

4. Kangaroo Island South Australia  5 days
One of Australia's best kept secrets. A popular destination for overseas tourists. Kangaroos, wallabies,seals, birdlife and amazing coastal scenery. Amazing wild flowers in season and a large part of South Australia's beginnings as a settlement.

5. Barossa Valley or Mclaren Vale. 2 days or 1 day. Close to Adelaide and premiere wine growing and tourist areas.
 Gourmet dining.

5. Adelaide Hills  1 day.

Wonderful scenery and quaint country towns with many attractions including the World's Largest Rocking Horse.Good country meals and bakerys.Hahndorf is an historic town originally settled by German Immigrants and rich in German heritage as is the Barossa Valley..

6. Central Australia  1 week.
Take in Ayer's rock, The Olgas, King's Canyon,Coober Pedy, Alice Springs.Magnificent colour and desert landscapes and wildlife.
7. Darwin Northern Territory. Ideally you need 2 weeks in and around Darwin to get an appreciation of the "Top End".
Darwin is about 4 days drive from Adelaide.You can catch the luxury train the Ghan from Adelaide or you can fly. Litchfield National Park,Adelaide River Crocodile Tours, Bathurst Island,Darwin Harbour,Daly River,Cullen Bay,   Mindle Beach,Palmerston Markets, are some places to visit. Magnificent scenery,wildlife,rock pools and waterfalls but be careful it is Crocodile Country.

8. Canberra is Australia's Capital Territory and the home of the Australian Federal Parliament.
100 years old in 2013.

Maggie Beer's farm,restaurant and reception centre,Barossa Valley.Gourmet Food

Winery in Barossa Valley

Church in Tanunda

Bandstand Rotunda Tanunda.A rich heritage of brass band music

Bed and Breakfast Cottage at Tanunda in Barossa Valley

Galahs, McLaren Vale South Australia
Iconic sign on the Nullabor Plain.Camels,Wombats and Kangaroos.This is the road from Aelaide to Perth.Four days drive.

Wedgetailed Eagle Stuart Highway Central Australia.
The Stuart Highway connects Adelaide with Alice Springs and Darwin.

Corellas(Cockatoos) flying alongside the Stuart Highway Central Australia

Galahs-found just about anywhere in Australia

Central Australia on the road to Uluru

Chapman River Kangaroo Island,Paperbark Tree.

Chapman River Kangaroo Island

Beach on Kangaroo Island

Scarlet Robin Tidbinbilla A.C.T.

Darwin Harbour

Darwin Harbour-Floating Cinema

Foreshore Darwin Harbvour

Darwin Harbour

White Necked Heron Fogg Dam Northern Territory

Estuarine Crocodile Adelaide River Northen Territory

Estuarine Crocodile Adelaide River Northen Territory

Fork Tailed Kites Adelaide River N. T.

Floriade Festival Canberra A.C.T.

Floriade Festival Canberra A.C.T.

Street Performers Hahndorf Adelaide Hills

Bed and Breakfast Cottage Hahndorf Adelaide Hills

Bed and Breakfast Cottage Hahndorf Adelaide Hills

Lavender growing in Lavender Farm Berri

Lavender Farm Berri Riverland South Australia

Grapevines in Riverland

No comments:

Post a Comment