There’s nothing I enjoy more than adventures. Regional adventures, international adventures, city adventures, country adventures, spontaneous adventures, supermarket adventures... heck, I could go on, but I won't.
Travelling has long been a part of who I am and what my family does.
As a youngster, we’d pile into the Volvo and drive around the countryside, across the Nullarbor plains and straight into the mountains I now call home. These trips taught me some degree of patience and appreciation for the outdoors.
As kids, we were never allowed ‘in-car entertainment’. Our entertainment came from i-spy, reading maps, and subjecting our parents and older sister to endless ABC kids tapes that we’d have on repeat for the entire journey (sorry mum, sorry dad, sorry Shayne).
As a result, I’m in love with the sunrise and the sunset, with rock formations and how trees look in different environments.
So I’ve compiled a list of all the natural places in Australia that have amazed me the most.
Mount Buffalo, Victoria – Rockscape, moss bogs
Valley of the Giants, Denmark, Western Australia – Big Ass Trees
Victoria River, NT – Australia’s own Grand Canyon
Pingrup, Western Australia – Salt Lakes
Halls Creek, WA – Desert trees, like the snow gums of my home yet so different
Jingellic, NSW – The untouched Murray River
Lake William Hovel, Cheshunt, Victoria – Clearest water
Norseman-Hyden Road, WA – a four-lane dirt road of nothing
Best places to watch Sunset:
College Lane, Mansfield, VIC
Windjana Gorge, WA
Mt Buller Summit/Fire tower, VIC
Darwin Yacht Club, NT
Cottesloe Beach, WA
Long Beach, Robe, SA
White Hills, TAS
Mount Major, Dookie, VIC
Trinity Beach, QLD
Noosa Heads, QLD
Claremont Bowls Club, WA
Arrow Pearling Base, Cape Leveque, WA
The Paps, Mansfield, Victoria
Now I expect that you’re thinking, “yeah Han, where’s the proof these are so amazing.” Well, the proof is in the way I felt so taken aback by these places, that I’m yet to take photographs of many of them. Or for some, I just think you need to experience it to understand.
An image, in cases such as these, cannot possibly do them justice.
I'll be sure to write a lot more about where I've been: off the beaten track and out to the boondocks.