Visual Adventure: The Australian Outback

Greg Snell November 27, 2013 0

Over two weeks and covering some 3500km, I travelled the spine of the Australian continent. It was an incredible journey and one that I am hoping is reflected in the photos below. I hope you like them and that they inspire you to visit an amazing part of our world — Australia’s famed Outback! 

This shot was taken during a self-guided summit hike in the centre of the Flinders Ranges National Park in South Australia. Amazing!

Flinders Ranges Panorama

Flinders Ranges Panorama

This is an extremely remote and hard-to-access waterfall, which we conveniently had all to ourselves on a perfect afternoon!

Tjaynera Falls (Sandy Creek) in Litchfield National Park, NT.

Tjaynera Falls (Sandy Creek) in Litchfield National Park, NT.

This is the gateway city to Uluru.

The setting sun over Alice Springs in central Australia.

The setting sun over Alice Springs in central Australia.

The backdrop from this lookout is incredible. Here we are filming a short piece on the freedom of travel in the Australian Outback.

Kings Canyon classic shot.

Kings Canyon classic shot.

The sunrise in perfect contrast and dimension to the most iconic Australian symbol there is, other than maybe a Kangaroo or Koala.

Iconic Australia.

Iconic Australia.

What an amazing country for stunning sunsets and sunrises. I took this shot just off the highway in South Australia. The sun was going down and we decided to have a break from our driving. We pulled off the road to enjoy this scene unfolding before our very eyes.

Freedom!

Freedom!

It is the only golf course in the world with not one single blade of grass. The majority of the play is done at night with glow in the dark fairways. This is all to avoid the squelching heat of the day.

The famed Coober Pedy Golf Course in South Australia.

The famed Coober Pedy Golf Course in South Australia.

This shot was taken just outside William Creek coming from Coober Pedy.

The famed Oodnadatta in the heart of the South Australian desert.

The famed Oodnadatta in the heart of the South Australian desert.

An extremely remote and fragile protected area found on private land in central South Australia. The only way to see it is by scenic flight from William Creek. Luckily the flights can be booked every day. The hills lie on Anna Creek Station, which is the biggest cattle station in the world with some 6 million acres of land. Yes, 6 million.

The Painted Hills.

The Painted Hills.

This is the scene directly opposite the rising sun at Uluru. I was completely blown away by its awesome presence and completely underrated sunrise photo ops. This was taken just after 6AM and am I am very happy with the outcome. Kata Tjuta National Park, Central Outback, NT, Australia.

Kata Tjuta Panorama.

Kata Tjuta Panorama.

 


We’re proud to have Greg Snell as a contributor to our blog. Check out this news segment that details what he is up to for the next year as Wildlife Caretaker with Tourism Australia.

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