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Darwin Oil Storage Tunnels

Darwin Oil Storage Tunnels Country: Australia
Longitude: E130° 50' 38.82"
Latitude: S12° 28' 6.52"
Taken: 5 years ago.
These oil storage tunnels were originally build to store large quantities of oil for refuelling ships during WW2. The tunnels were not completed before the end of the war. However they did get some use after the wall to store jet fuel, though during Darwin's wet season the tunnels became flooded and the fuel was contaminated. The tunnel in this image has now been opened to the public.


Darwin Museum - Refugee Boats

Darwin Museum - Refugee Boats Country: Australia
Longitude: E130° 49' 57.8"
Latitude: S12° 26' 16.45"
Taken: 5 years ago.
This photo was taken inside Darwin Museum, the boats you see here were once used by refuges who were trying to make their way to Australia.


The Rock Climbing Gym

The Rock Climbing Gym Country: Australia
Longitude: E130° 49' 59.66"
Latitude: S12° 27' 29.96"
Taken: 5 years ago.
.The Rock. is a climbing gym located in Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is build inside an old Oil Storage Tank which was originally used during World War 2. The gym has plenty of climbing routes, most of which are setup for top rope. There are also some routes only setup for lead climbing. There is also a bouldering wall and tunnel.


Carson River Track

Carson River Track Country: Australia
Longitude: E127° 47' 35.23"
Latitude: S15° 11' 15.84"
Taken: 6 years ago.
The Carson River Track could possibly be one of the toughest 4 wheel drive challenges that exist in Australia. The photographer of this image spent 5 days with some friends and 2 4 wheel drive cars and only managed to make it 104 kilometres up the track from where it starts at Home Valley Station. The track winds its way through a remote part of a region of Australia known as the Kimberley. This ...


Mitchell Plateau Rock Paintings

Mitchell Plateau Rock Paintings Country: Australia
Longitude: E126° 11' 42.33"
Latitude: S14° 54' 10.56"
Taken: 6 years ago.
A panorama of some Aboriginal rock painted located in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia.


Surveyor's Pool

Surveyor's Pool Country: Australia
Longitude: E125° 43' 56.71"
Latitude: S14° 40' 24.61"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Surveyors Pool is located in a remote part of the Kimberley region of Western Australia on the Mitchell Plateau. It is a long drive to get there from any of Australia's main highways, first you must travel along the Gibb River Road for several hundred kilometres and then turn North towards Kalumburu, a few hundred kilometres up this road the a side track goes West towards Mitchell Falls. This ph...


Walsh Point

Walsh Point Country: Australia
Longitude: E125° 50' 34.08"
Latitude: S14° 34' 5.07"
Taken: 6 years ago.
An early morning shot of a remote piece of coast line. The coast line seen here is likely one of the most remote in Australia. In sea here swim man eating Crocodiles. This spot is popular with adventure fishermen, many of which tow their boats down the rough track, some of them even make it there!


Windjana Gorge

Windjana Gorge Country: Australia
Longitude: E124° 56' 52.91"
Latitude: S17° 24' 23.18"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Windjana Gorge was once part of a coral reef. The sheer limestone gorge walls reach over 100 metres in hight. The Gorge is home to many 100s of fresh water Crocodiles.


Gantheaume Point Lighthouse

Gantheaume Point Lighthouse Country: Australia
Longitude: E122° 10' 36.9"
Latitude: S17° 58' 25.75"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Gantheaume Point was named in 1801 by Nicolas Baudin after a French Naval Admiral, Joseph Gantheaume. During the mapping expedition Baudin thought Gantheaume Point was an island therefore named it Gantheaume Island. It wasn't until Phillip Parker King passed along the coastline in 1821 that Baudin's error was corrected.


The Prison Boab Tree

The Prison Boab Tree Country: Australia
Longitude: E123° 40' 11.71"
Latitude: S17° 21' 2.59"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Maybe a slightly unusual panorama, this pano was taken from inside of a tree. The tree was once used as a prison for prisoners being transported to Derby jail. The tree is home to many animals, including snakes, for this reason it is probably best, if you ever visit, to view the tree from the outside!


The Boab

The Boab Country: Australia
Longitude: E124° 14' 3.05"
Latitude: S17° 49' 26.73"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Next to the Great Northern Highway between Broome and Fitzroy Crossing stands this unusual Boab tree. These Boab or Bottle Trees, also sometimes known as Boabab trees (in Africa), can be seen all over the Kimberley region of Australia's North West. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baobab_tree


Fitzroy Crossing

Fitzroy Crossing Country: Australia
Longitude: E125° 35' 50.79"
Latitude: S18° 10' 48.52"
Taken: 6 years ago.
A 4 wheel drive vehicle crosses the Fitzroy River at the old Fitzroy River crossing near the township of Fitzroy Crossing. During the wet season this river often floods very badly, on one occasion the water was 13 metres higher than the concrete river crossing seen in this photo. The township of Fitzroy Crossing was established before the current bridge was built. The town was built in order to s...


Pompey's Pillar

Pompey's Pillar Country: Australia
Longitude: E128° 13' 1.18"
Latitude: S16° 36' 49.98"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Pompeys Pillar can be seen while travelling on the Highway just to the North of Warmun (Turkey Creek) in the Kimberley of Western Australia. It is located about 2 kilometres East of the highway. I can find very little information about the Pillar or who named it. There is no track into the Pillar, getting to it means a 2 kilometer walk. If anyone has any information on the pillar please contact me...


Cathedral Gorge - Purnululi National Park

Cathedral Gorge - Purnululi National Park Country: Australia
Longitude: E128° 22' 22.78"
Latitude: S17° 28' 49.65"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Purnululu National Park is home to some amazing rock formations. This photo was taken from the base of the water fall at Cathedral Gorge at the South end of the Park. The falls are mostly dry except after rain in the wet season, however the park is inaccessible by road during the wet season.


Mini Palms Gorge - Purnululu National Park

Mini Palms Gorge - Purnululu National Park Country: Australia
Longitude: E128° 23' 35.77"
Latitude: S17° 20' 36.12"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Purnululu national Park is a world Heritage listed National Park, located in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Seen here is Mini Palms Gorge


Echidna Chasm - Purnululu National Park

Echidna Chasm - Purnululu National Park Country: Australia
Longitude: E128° 24' 57.07"
Latitude: S17° 19' 44.21"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Echidna Chasm is one of the attractions of Purnululu National Park in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The soft chasm walls were once part of a river bed. The shadows cast by these high chasm walls often give travellers very welcome shade during the hot Kimberley days.


Wolfe Creek Crater

Wolfe Creek Crater Country: Australia
Longitude: E127° 47' 28.86"
Latitude: S19° 10' 21.26"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater is an impact crater approximately 850 metres in diameter. The impact is believed to have happened 300,000 years ago. Parts of the movie Wolf Creek were filmed at this impact crater.


Canning Stock Route - Well 49

Canning Stock Route - Well 49 Country: Australia
Longitude: E126° 40' 52.61"
Latitude: S20° 9' 51.41"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Originally the Canning Stock Route was used to drive cattle from the Kimberley in the North West of Western Australia, down to the gold fields of the South. Today and since the invention of road trains the only use the "canning" sees is by the odd keen 4wd enthusiast. Here a traveller uses a bucket to fetch some water from at a well near the North end of the stock route. It's quite easy to tell fr...


Breaden Pool

Breaden Pool Country: Australia
Longitude: E126° 34' 15.51"
Latitude: S20° 14' 47.06"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Breaden Pool was once used by David Carnegie, an explorer who in 1896 led an expedition from the Gold fields in the South West of Western Australia to Hall Creek in the North East. The country they travelled over is dry desert. Carnegie and his men had a constant battle to find water for themselves and their mob of camels. Here one of the men, Breaden, found a small pool of water which was later n...


Breaden Hills

Breaden Hills Country: Australia
Longitude: E126° 32' 28.22"
Latitude: S20° 15' 35.65"
Taken: 6 years ago.
As the Canning Stock Route passes through the Southesk Tablelands region, the Breaden Hills can be seen. In the late 19th Century the explorer David Carnegie passed through this region and named the Southesk Tablelands after his father, the earl of Southesk. The Breaden Hills were named after a member of David's party, Joe Breaden. David Carnegie was exploring previously unexplored regions of West...


Desert Queen Baths

Desert Queen Baths Country: Australia
Longitude: E122° 15' 40.18"
Latitude: S22° 27' 53.82"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Karlamilyi National Park (formerly Rudall River National Park) is one of Australia's biggest National Parks, it is also one of the most remote National Parks. Seen here is a small Oasis in the Desert that goes by the name of Desert Queen Baths.


Regan's Pool - Karijini National Park

Regan's Pool - Karijini National Park Country: Australia
Longitude: E118° 17' 13.3"
Latitude: S22° 21' 36.85"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Just beyond into the class 6 area of Hancock Gorge is Regan's Pool. The pool is named after Jim Regan who lost his life here during a rescue. Jim was one of the rescue team who were called in to rescue a tourist from the gorge, a flash flood came through the gorge during the rescue operation, all of the other rescuers survived but sadly Jim lost his life that day. The pool was later renamed in his...


Hancock Gorge - Karijini National Park

Hancock Gorge - Karijini National Park Country: Australia
Longitude: E118° 17' 18.21"
Latitude: S22° 21' 39.34"
Taken: 6 years ago.
A group of adventurous travellers decide to tackle some of the more inaccessible parts of Karijini National Park. Many of the areas of this park have restricted access and can only be reached with the use of ropes and other special equipment. Here the group is climbing out of an area known as 'the centre of the earth' which is the deepest part of any of the gorges in the park.For anyone that has v...


Weano Falls - Karijini National Park

Weano Falls - Karijini National Park Country: Australia
Longitude: E118° 17' 22.95"
Latitude: S22° 21' 41.42"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Weano Gorge ends in style with the Weano Falls. A 40 metre waterfall down into Red Gorge.


Red Gorge - Karijini National Park

Red Gorge - Karijini National Park Country: Australia
Longitude: E118° 17' 59.37"
Latitude: S22° 21' 51.14"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Getting to this island in Red Gorge is an interesting experience, for me (the photographer) it meant sliding down a waterfall with my camera and tripod head in a waterproof case and the tripod in a waterproof bag. After this slide and swim over the pool, there was a short abseil down a waterfall down to the same level as Red Gorge, it's then just a short swim over to this island were we had a shor...


Knox Gorge - Karijini National Park

Knox Gorge - Karijini National Park Country: Australia
Longitude: E118° 17' 52.62"
Latitude: S22° 22' 1.28"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Knox Gorge, standing on a large boulder looking down into Red Gorge. From here to get to Red Gorge you have to slide down the Knox slide and abseil down over another waterfall. Over the years many tourists get temped to try it, but once you go down Knox slide (unless you bring proper equipment) then there is no way back. The next waterfall does not have a deep pool to jump into. Many people have b...


Weano Gorge - Karijini National Park

Weano Gorge - Karijini National Park Country: Australia
Longitude: E118° 17' 13.49"
Latitude: S22° 21' 26.42"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Weano Gorge, one of Karijini National Park's amazing gorges. Here is a small pool and waterfall which can be found close to the path that takes you from the car park down into the gorge.Could you resist jumping into the crystal clear fresh water in the pool on a 30c+ day? The photographer certainly couldn't!


Weano Gorge Pool - Karijini National Park

Weano Gorge Pool - Karijini National Park Country: Australia
Longitude: E118° 17' 20.44"
Latitude: S22° 21' 33.64"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Deep inside Weano Gorge in Karijini National Park, the narrow gorge opens up slightly for a small pool. The rock seen here was formed around 2 billion years ago, this predates Oxygen.The gorge and its pools are a great way to escape the heat of the day. Can anyone resist swimming in Karijini's pool?


Handrail Pool - Karijini National Park

Handrail Pool - Karijini National Park Country: Australia
Longitude: E118° 17' 13.2"
Latitude: S22° 21' 25.92"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Karijini National Park is one of Australia's many amazing National Parks, it is mostly famous for its unique gorges. At the Western end of the park is Weano Gorge (seen here). Handrail pool, so named due to the handrail to help people climb down into it is close to the end of the public access of this gorge. To reach the end of Weano gorge with any sort of safety, special equipment is required. Th...


Kermit Pool - Karijini National Park

Kermit Pool - Karijini National Park Country: Australia
Longitude: E118° 17' 10.44"
Latitude: S22° 21' 31.35"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Hancock Gorge is one of Karijini's amazing gorges. Seen here is Kermit's pool which is the end of the line for most people, to venture any further down this gorge means taking a guided tour where you'll be required to swim, abseil and jump/slide into cold water.


Kermit Pool - Karijini National Park

Kermit Pool - Karijini National Park Country: Australia
Longitude: E118° 17' 10.36"
Latitude: S22° 21' 31.24"
Taken: 6 years ago.
This photo was taken from the deepest that most people will make it down Hancock Gorge. The sign seen in this picture marks the end of the trail for most people. Here the class 6 path starts, meaning to go any further you need a special permit and climbing equipment. Many adventures await those daring enough to explore further into Karijini's Gorges.


Oxer's Lookout - Karijini National Park

Oxer's Lookout - Karijini National Park Country: Australia
Longitude: E118° 17' 22.03"
Latitude: S22° 21' 40.07"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Oxer's lookout is one of the main attractions of Karijini National Park. The lookout allows you to see where 4 gorges meet. From the lookout Weano Gorge runs roughly to the North, Red Gorge runs roughly East, Hancock gorge runs roughly to the west and Joffre gorge to the South. The lookout stands roughly 100 metres above the water level in Red Gorge.


Mount Nameless

Mount Nameless Country: Australia
Longitude: E117° 45' 55.14"
Latitude: S22° 43' 8.6"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Mount nameless is accessible all the way to the summit by 4 wheel drive vehicle. From the summit you are able to look over a large iron ore mine located to the south of the mountain. The ore is removed from the area by large trains and taken to Port Hedland. These trains are several kilometres in length. If you zoom into the photo near the mine you should be able to see the train as it gets loaded...


Cattle Country

Cattle Country Country: Australia
Longitude: E117° 11' 12.23"
Latitude: S23° 31' 36.8"
Taken: 6 years ago.
I found the country at the upper side of the Ashburton River to be some of the driest I had ever seen in Austalia. Many cattle stations exist in this area and yet at the time this photo was taken it looked as though it had not rained in years. I was following the road from Mount Augustus towards Tom Price to the North. The road was long and rough yet I found the country here amazing. I drove my 4 ...


Mount Augustus Summit

Mount Augustus Summit Country: Australia
Longitude: E116° 50' 34.94"
Latitude: S24° 19' 33.15"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Often claimed to be the world's largest monolith, Mount Augustus stands 1106 metres above sea level and has a central ridge 8 kilometres in length. It is around 2 times the size of Ayres rock. The path to the summit is well marked and is best climbed in the early hours of the morning. At the summit there is a trig station which would have originally been used to help map this area. More informat...


Lyons River Crossing

Lyons River Crossing Country: Australia
Longitude: E116° 7' 35.85"
Latitude: S23° 57' 25.92"
Taken: 6 years ago.
The causeway that crosses the Lyons River on this highway makes the crossing a very simple one, providing there has not been too much rain. This river and the trees around it make a nice place to camp for the photographer of this image while he travelled East towards Mount Augustus


Australia's most Westerly Point

Australia's most Westerly Point Country: Australia
Longitude: E113° 9' 28.53"
Latitude: S26° 8' 40.09"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Steep Point is the most Westerly Point of the Australian mainland. Here the photographer is standing at the edge of a cliff at the most westerly rock he can get to. To the North the island named, Dirk Hartog Island can be seen.


Steep Point - The end of the road

Steep Point - The end of the road Country: Australia
Longitude: E113° 9' 32.95"
Latitude: S26° 8' 40.4"
Taken: 6 years ago.
A traveller, at the start of his trip, made a decision to travel in a Westerly direction, he made it through several deserts in his 4 wheel drive vehicle and then met the coast. Though Australia is a very large country, the roads and land eventually ran out and he arrived here at Steep Point, the most Westerly point on the mainland of Australia. The area around steep point is a popular fishing a...


Shark Bay - Stromatolites

Shark Bay - Stromatolites Country: Australia
Longitude: E114° 9' 31.82"
Latitude: S26° 24' 1.19"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Stromatolites are layered accretionary structures formed in shallow water by the trapping, binding and cementation of sedimentary grains by biofilms of microorganisms, especially cyanobacteria (commonly known as blue-green algae). They include some of the most ancient records of life on Earth.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stromatolite


Nature's Window

Nature's Window Country: Australia
Longitude: E114° 26' 45.72"
Latitude: S27° 33' 10.92"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Nature's Window, one of the many amazing things to visit in Kalbarri National Park in Western Australia


Principality of Hutt River

Principality of Hutt River Country: Australia
Longitude: E114° 28' 13.4"
Latitude: S28° 4' 26.34"
Taken: 6 years ago.
The Principality of Hutt River was created in 1970, as a province by the name of Hutt River Province, in response to a dispute with the government of Western Australia over what the Casley family considered draconian wheat production quotas. The Casley farm had around 4,000 hectares (9,900 acres) of wheat ready to harvest when the quotas were issued which allowed Casley to sell only 1,647 bushels ...


Principality of Hutt River - Church

Principality of Hutt River - Church Country: Australia
Longitude: E114° 28' 13.34"
Latitude: S28° 4' 26.07"
Taken: 6 years ago.
This small Church is the only one in Principality of Hutt River, a micro nation with a population of around 30 people. This nation is politically independent from Australia.For more information please read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principality_of_Hutt_River


Gwalia Historic Workshop

Gwalia Historic Workshop Country: Australia
Longitude: E121° 19' 48.41"
Latitude: S28° 54' 48.47"
Taken: 6 years ago.
The Historic town of Gwalia is located just South of Leonora. Gwalia was once a busy gold mining town, but now a ghost town, it is maintained by the local community.


Well 6 - Canning Stock Route

Well 6 - Canning Stock Route Country: Australia
Longitude: E121° 5' 57.62"
Latitude: S25° 14' 25.15"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Camping with the "Canning Crew" at Well 6, Pierre Springs.


The Canning Stock Route

The Canning Stock Route Country: Australia
Longitude: E121° 35' 11"
Latitude: S25° 1' 5.99"
Taken: 6 years ago.
The Canning Crew nears the Southern end of the 1700 kilometre stock route. Everyone and everything looking a bit worn out from the rough road that they have been traveling on for the passed few weeks.


Camping At Durba Springs

Camping At Durba Springs Country: Australia
Longitude: E122° 30' 58.88"
Latitude: S23° 45' 15.54"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Durba Springs is an Oasis in the desert for travellers of the Canning Stock Route. Once used by cattle drovers while driving cattle South down the stock route to the southern gold fields. It is now used by 4 wheel drivers travelling along the stock route.


Durba Springs

Durba Springs Country: Australia
Longitude: E122° 30' 58.9"
Latitude: S23° 45' 15.3"
Taken: 6 years ago.
The Oasis of Durba Springs is now a welcome break for 4 wheel drivers making use of the Canning Stock Route. Back in the early days while the stock route was still in use, the cattle drovers made good use of this area. It must have been a very welcome break from the harst dusty desert which they spent many months driving cattle the 1700 kilometres to the gold fields in the South.


Well 23 Fuel Dump

Well 23 Fuel Dump Country: Australia
Longitude: E123° 13' 32.36"
Latitude: S23° 4' 22.52"
Taken: 6 years ago.
A traveller travels in his 4 wheel drive along the remote Canning Stock Route. A fuel drop supplies from with the much needed fuel for his vehicle. He fills every possible container with the precious fuel and leaves what he cannot carry. This fuel must last him for the next 800 kilometres (500 miles).


Canning Stock Route - Well 26

Canning Stock Route - Well 26 Country: Australia
Longitude: E123° 30' 21.02"
Latitude: S22° 54' 58"
Taken: 6 years ago.
The Canning Stock Route was once used to drive cattle from the Kimberley region in Australia's North West, down to the gold fields in the South West. The Stock route was originally opened in the early 20th century. The route is now used in the winter months by 4 wheel drivers for recreation. Well 26, seen here, is now fully restored and water can be obtained by using the winch and bucket.


Thring Rock

Thring Rock Country: Australia
Longitude: E123° 55' 9.98"
Latitude: S22° 34' 24.78"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Thring rock is a very remote landmark in Western Australia. This and many other rocky outcrops around this area were once used by the cattle drovers while they make their way South with cattle from the Kimberley region down to the gold fields of the South West. The Canning Stock Route was one of the most isolated stock routes in the world, almost the entire route is classed as desert and only 2 se...


Mount Beadell

Mount Beadell Country: Australia
Longitude: E125° 16' 32.74"
Latitude: S25° 32' 7.4"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Mount Beadell, named after the late Surveyor and explorer, Len Beadell. Len lead a road building party in the 1950's and '60s which built a series of access roads and opened up much of Australia's desert region. A memorial stands at the top of the small hill which is dedicated to Len and all the work he did in thie region.


Jackie Junction

Jackie Junction Country: Australia
Longitude: E126° 39' 53.51"
Latitude: S25° 42' 26.61"
Taken: 6 years ago.
One of the many remote road junctions on the series of roads made in the 1950s and '60s by The Gunbarrel Road Construction Party. This junction is named after Len Beadell's (surveyor/leader of the party) daughter.


Camping on the Sandy Blight

Camping on the Sandy Blight Country: Australia
Longitude: E128° 33' 51.39"
Latitude: S24° 18' 41.37"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Some travellers with a deep spirit of Adventure spend their holiday, not on the beach or in the mountains, but in the one of Australia's harsh deserts. Shortly before night fall a camp is selected and firewood collected. Winter here brings cold, often freezing nights, and the fire is required for both heat and cooking. The camp is surrounded by desert oak trees which help make the camp a more plea...


Getting Water On The Sandy Blight Junction Road

Getting Water On The Sandy Blight Junction Road Country: Australia
Longitude: E128° 34' 55.35"
Latitude: S24° 10' 37.28"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Surface water is not very common in this part of Australia. This traveller makes use of water from a bore pump which he found in the desert. The water comes out the ground quite warm and smells of sulphur but he uses it to wash as much of the desert from his clothes as he can before he continues.


Sir Frederick Range

Sir Frederick Range Country: Australia
Longitude: E128° 38' 23.28"
Latitude: S23° 59' 49.99"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Once upon a time there was a man who went by the name Len Beadell, he was employed as a surveyor and his job was to survey and lead a group of people who were to be known as "The Gunbarrel Road Construction Party". These men were the ones who made many thousands of kilometres of access roads over many of Australia's Deserts during the 1950's and '60s. On building a road later named "The Sandy Blig...


Along The Gary Junction Road

Along The Gary Junction Road Country: Australia
Longitude: E130° 30' 12.82"
Latitude: S23° 20' 27.49"
Taken: 6 years ago.
A view from a small hill that sits along side the Gary Junction Road. A road originally made in the 1960's by a party of men who went with the name "The gunbarrel road construction party", these men also made the famous Gunbarrel highway and opened up many of Australia's deserts by building access roads.In the distance (just south of west) you can see a bush fire burning. The photographer camped n...


Mega Trains

Mega Trains Country: Australia
Longitude: E133° 51' 0.22"
Latitude: S23° 39' 3.14"
Taken: 6 years ago.
A 1.8km long (1.1 miles) freight train makes its way south along the track which runs from Darwin to Alice Springs in Australia's Northern Territory.These trains are limited in length by rail sidings but still remain impressivley long! The photographer climbed the hill to try to find a place where he could see the whole train at once.


The Ghan - Alice Springs

The Ghan - Alice Springs Country: Australia
Longitude: E133° 52' 34.42"
Latitude: S23° 42' 4.71"
Taken: 6 years ago.
The Ghan, passenger train pulls slowly out the station at Alice Springs. The passengers have just had their 3 hour stop and seen a few sites around the City. They are now only 24 hours from Adelaide to the South.The Ghan has a lot of history. There is more information on the following link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ghan


Freight Train - Alice Springs

Freight Train - Alice Springs Country: Australia
Longitude: E133° 52' 34.44"
Latitude: S23° 42' 4.71"
Taken: 6 years ago.
A freight train, over 1 miles long pulls slowly out of the train station at Alice Springs. These trains seem to be 100 carrages long, this one pulls out of Alice Springs at lunchtime and causes a few traffic problems.


The Ghan

The Ghan Country: Australia
Longitude: E133° 51' 7.75"
Latitude: S23° 38' 43.32"
Taken: 6 years ago.
"The Ghan" makes its way South from Darwin towards Adelaide in the South, here the train crosses the Charles River just north of Alice Springs before its passengers, on their 2 day journey are rewarded by getting to see the sites around Alice for 3 hours.The Ghan comes with lots of history. More can be read on the following link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ghan


Finke Desert Race 2011 Winner

Finke Desert Race 2011 Winner Country: Australia
Longitude: E133° 56' 10.19"
Latitude: S23° 58' 58.41"
Taken: 6 years ago.
The Finke Desert Race is a 452km race from Alice Springs to Finke to the South and back again. Both cars/buggies and bikes race in a time trial fashion to Finke and back again. The actual race is held over 2 days. On day 1 the drivers/riders race from Alice Springs to Finke. On day 2 they return back to Alice Springs.The "Finke", as it's commonly known, I a real test of endurance, especially for t...


Finke Desert Race 2011 Day 1

Finke Desert Race 2011 Day 1 Country: Australia
Longitude: E133° 56' 10.19"
Latitude: S23° 58' 58.41"
Taken: 6 years ago.
The Finke Desert Race is a 452km race from Alice Springs to Finke to the South and back again. Both cars/buggies and bikes race in a time trial fashion to Finke and back again. The actual race is held over 2 days. On day 1 the drivers/riders race from Alice Springs to Finke. On day 2 they return back to Alice Springs.The "Finke", as it's commonly known, I a real test of endurance, especially for t...


Moonlight Camp

Moonlight Camp Country: Australia
Longitude: E133° 51' 9.18"
Latitude: S23° 38' 39.58"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Bush camping on a dry river bed during a full moon just North of Alice Springs.This camp is now named moonlight camp as the moon was so bright that night!


The Old Ghan

The Old Ghan Country: Australia
Longitude: E133° 52' 5.03"
Latitude: S23° 46' 39.23"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Construction of what was then known as the Port Augusta to Government Gums Railway began in 1878 when Premier of South Australia Sir William Jervois broke ground at Port Augusta. The 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) Cape gauge line reached Hawker in June 1880, Beltana in July 1881, Marree in January 1884 and Oodnadatta on 7 January 1891. It wasn't until 1926 that development to Alice Springs began, and that s...


Old Ghan Train

Old Ghan Train Country: Australia
Longitude: E133° 52' 5.21"
Latitude: S23° 46' 39.6"
Taken: 6 years ago.
The Great Northern Railway as it was originally known later known as the Afghan then later shortened to just "The Ghan" ran from Port Augusta in the South to Alice Springs in the Centre of Australia. The railway, due to the harsh desert conditions was deemed too hard to maintain and in 1980 was abandoned. This was due to floods washing bridges away. Another railway line had been built to the west ...


Trephina Gorge

Trephina Gorge Country: Australia
Longitude: E134° 23' 46.02"
Latitude: S23° 31' 4.21"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Trephina Gorge is a Gorge in the East MacDonnell Ranges near Alice Springs in Australia.s Northern Territory.


Chambers Pillar Sunset

Chambers Pillar Sunset Country: Australia
Longitude: E133° 49' 25.92"
Latitude: S24° 52' 29.05"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Chambers Pillar (Aboriginal name 'Idracowra' or 'Etikaura') is a sandstone formation some 160 km south of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia. Erosion by wind and rain has left an isolated pillar of 350 million year old sandstone, rising 50 metres above the surrounding plain. John McDouall Stuart was the first European to see Chambers Pillar, reaching the site in April 1860, a...


Chambers Pillar Sunset Area

Chambers Pillar Sunset Area Country: Australia
Longitude: E133° 49' 21.17"
Latitude: S24° 52' 34.52"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Chambers Pillar (Aboriginal name 'Idracowra' or 'Etikaura') is a sandstone formation some 160 km south of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia. Erosion by wind and rain has left an isolated pillar of 350 million year old sandstone, rising 50 metres above the surrounding plain. John McDouall Stuart was the first European to see Chambers Pillar, reaching the site in April 1860, a...


Chambers Pillar Walkway

Chambers Pillar Walkway Country: Australia
Longitude: E133° 49' 29.86"
Latitude: S24° 52' 33.14"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Chambers Pillar (Aboriginal name 'Idracowra' or 'Etikaura') is a sandstone formation some 160 km south of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia. Erosion by wind and rain has left an isolated pillar of 350 million year old sandstone, rising 50 metres above the surrounding plain. John McDouall Stuart was the first European to see Chambers Pillar, reaching the site in April 1860, an...


Chambers Pillar

Chambers Pillar Country: Australia
Longitude: E133° 49' 29.48"
Latitude: S24° 52' 32.16"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Chambers Pillar (Aboriginal name 'Idracowra' or 'Etikaura') is a sandstone formation some 160 km south of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia. Erosion by wind and rain has left an isolated pillar of 350 million year old sandstone, rising 50 metres above the surrounding plain. John McDouall Stuart was the first European to see Chambers Pillar, reaching the site in April 186...


Algebuckina Bridge

Algebuckina Bridge Country: Australia
Longitude: E135° 48' 29.69"
Latitude: S27° 54' 4.15"
Taken: 6 years ago.
The Algebuckina Bridge bridges the Algebuckina river on the Old Ghan Railway. The bridge is the longest span bridge on the Old Ghan Railtrack at 578 metres long.


Algebuckina Bridge

Algebuckina Bridge Country: Australia
Longitude: E135° 48' 27.56"
Latitude: S27° 54' 3.8"
Taken: 6 years ago.
The Algebuckina Bridge bridges the Algebuckina river on the Old Ghan Railway. The bridge is the longest span bridge on the Old Ghan Railtrack at 578 metres long.


Edward Sidings Old Ghan

Edward Sidings Old Ghan Country: Australia
Longitude: E135° 51' 5.13"
Latitude: S28° 20' 1.69"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Following the Old Ghan Railway which used to connect Port Augusta in the South with Alice Springs in the Centre of Australia. The route was abandoned in the 1980's after it was decided that it was too hard to maintain after floods. Being here you can really get a sense for the history due to the way the Desert preserves things.The view from where this photo was taken you can see the old airstrip a...


Old Truck In The Desert

Old Truck In The Desert Country: Australia
Longitude: E135° 35' 33"
Latitude: S29° 0' 7.18"
Taken: 6 years ago.
This well ventilated truck lies in the Desert somewhere between Cober Pedy and William Creek. It seems to have been shot a few times and even blown up over the years, or perhaps this is how the owner coped with the intense Desert heat before the days of air-conditioning. Anyone's guess.


Trans-Continental Rail Crash Site

Trans-Continental Rail Crash Site Country: Australia
Longitude: E132° 25' 53.34"
Latitude: S30° 29' 11.02"
Taken: 6 years ago.
While traveling east on the Australian Trans-Continental Railway close to sunset we discoverd a train crash which had only partially been cleared up. The cargo of the wrecked train cars seemed to have been beer... So was the train driver drunk?


Bush cooking

Bush cooking Country: Australia
Longitude: E132° 25' 52.86"
Latitude: S30° 29' 10.86"
Taken: 6 years ago.
While traveling east on the Australian Trans-Continental Railway service track we discovered a train crash. From some evidence we found on the wreckage the crash appeared to have happened sometime in 2007. We decided to make camp between 2 of the wrecked train cars. This panorama captures us cooking our meal for the night, a strange combination of curry, macaroni and chips. It was the loudest of o...


Maralinga Front Gate

Maralinga Front Gate Country: Australia
Longitude: E131° 36' 18.69"
Latitude: S30° 11' 28.37"
Taken: 6 years ago.
This lonely very remote location marks the southern boundary of area 400 of the Woomera Prohibited Area. The British, during the '50s and '60s were to test most of their nuclear weapons here. The township of Maralinga lies just a few kilometres north of this gate. 20-30 kms north of Maralinga are the test areas. Several areas are still not safe for humans to visit due to the still high radiation l...


Talia Caves

Talia Caves Country: Australia
Longitude: E134° 47' 5.32"
Latitude: S33° 19' 1.2"
Taken: 6 years ago.
On the south coast of Australia near Talia the Talia caves.This is the view from just outside of Woolshed Cave


Woolshed Cave

Woolshed Cave Country: Australia
Longitude: E134° 47' 7.81"
Latitude: S33° 19' 1.33"
Taken: 6 years ago.
On the south coast of Australia near Talia the Talia caves. This is the view from inside of the Woolshed Cave.


Bush Camping Eyre Peninsula

Bush Camping Eyre Peninsula Country: Australia
Longitude: E135° 9' 7.99"
Latitude: S33° 14' 40.81"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Close to the middle of the southern winter while camped just off the road in the scrub. This panorama captures what was a typical morning during our time in the South of Australia during what felt like early winter. The nights were cold, even this close to the sea and the dew in the morning was heavy, so heavy that the washing we did the night before (now hanging on the winch wire on the front of...


Ucontitchie Hill

Ucontitchie Hill Country: Australia
Longitude: E135° 13' 40.19"
Latitude: S33° 11' 57.12"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Ucontitchie Hill is a rock formation located on the Eyre Peninsular in South Australia.


St Mary Peak Summit

St Mary Peak Summit Country: Australia
Longitude: E138° 33' 7.42"
Latitude: S31° 30' 13.07"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Standing at the highest rock ontop of the highest mountain in the finders ranges. I climbed this mountain 9 years previous to this and took a photo from the top. Up until I climbed the mountain again to take this panoramia, I remember the view from the top is being the best view that I had ever seen, when I reached the top again 9 years later that record still stands. This is the best view I have ...


Waukaringa Ruins

Waukaringa Ruins Country: Australia
Longitude: E139° 26' 15.77"
Latitude: S32° 18' 0.59"
Taken: 6 years ago.
At Waukaringa are the ruins of the Waukaringa Hotel which are located around 30 kilometres North of Yunta in South Australia. These ruins are located in an old gold mining area. There are many abandoned mines not far from the hotel.


Broken Hill Miners Memorial

Broken Hill Miners Memorial Country: Australia
Longitude: E141° 28' 2.21"
Latitude: S31° 57' 43.08"
Taken: 6 years ago.
In Broken Hill in New South Wales at the top of the Slag pile stands the Miners Memorial.Broken Hill hosts the world's richest Lead-Zinc Ore body and the city itself is still very dominated by the mining industry.This platform shows a really good view of the North side of the city. The platform was built in 2000 to commemorate the miners who have lost their lives in the mines.


Darling River Rail Bridge

Darling River Rail Bridge Country: Australia
Longitude: E142° 22' 13.4"
Latitude: S32° 17' 37.41"
Taken: 6 years ago.
This is where the main trans-continental, Sydney to Perth train line crosses the Darling River.


Siding Spring Observatory Lookout

Siding Spring Observatory Lookout Country: Australia
Longitude: E149° 3' 40.21"
Latitude: S31° 16' 20.27"
Taken: 6 years ago.
The view from the summit of Siding Spring mountain, also known as Mount Woorat stands at 1165 metres about sea level. From here you can see many of the peaks of the Warrrumbungle National Park. Mount Siding Spring is also the home of many telescopes including the Anglo-Australian Telescope


Anglo-Australian Telescope

Anglo-Australian Telescope Country: Australia
Longitude: E149° 4' 1.65"
Latitude: S31° 16' 31.53"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Siding Spring Observatory near Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia, part of the Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics (RSAA) at the Australian National University (ANU), incorporates the Anglo-Australian Telescope along with a collection of other telescopes owned by the Australian National University, the University of New South Wales, and other institutions. The observatory is situate...


Anglo Australian Telescope

Anglo Australian Telescope Country: Australia
Longitude: E149° 4' 2.57"
Latitude: S31° 16' 31.59"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Siding Spring Observatory near Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia, part of the Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics (RSAA) at the Australian National University (ANU), incorporates the Anglo-Australian Telescope along with a collection of other telescopes owned by the Australian National University, the University of New South Wales, and other institutions. The observatory is situate...


Timor Rock

Timor Rock Country: Australia
Longitude: E149° 9' 27.72"
Latitude: S31° 15' 54.14"
Taken: 6 years ago.
A few kilometres west of Coonabarabran is Timor Rock. The path to the summit is quite difficult to follow and involves some easy grade rock climbing. This photo was taken from only part of the way up on the south side. Closer to winter time this part of the climb is in shade which makes the climb a bit easier and cooler.


Siding Spring Lookout

Siding Spring Lookout Country: Australia
Longitude: E149° 4' 1.53"
Latitude: S31° 16' 32.52"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Siding Spring Observatory near Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia, part of the Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics (RSAA) at the Australian National University (ANU), incorporates the Anglo-Australian Telescope along with a collection of other telescopes owned by the Australian National University, the University of New South Wales, and other institutions. The observatory is situate...


Chicken Gate Rock

Chicken Gate Rock Country: Australia
Longitude: E152° 56' 42.65"
Latitude: S26° 55' 36.91"
Taken: 6 years ago.
Standing at the top of Chicken Gate Rock on Mount Tibrogargan. This is where many will turn back and head back to their cars. The climb is easy until this part of the mountain, from here up it is a mix of rock climbing with good holds and clambering using all 4 limbs. From here you can see the highest mountain in the Glass house mountain range, Mount Beerwah, just to the right of Beerwah is Mount ...


Mount Tibrogargan Summit

Mount Tibrogargan Summit Country: Australia
Longitude: E152° 56' 53.33"
Latitude: S26° 55' 33.5"
Taken: 6 years ago.
The glass house, so named by Captain James Cook on his voyage up the east coast of Australia. The shape of the mountains remainded Captain Cook of the glass furnaces from his home in yorkshire in England. Mount Tibrogargan is the third highest mountain in the range and the 2nd most steep. Climbing the mountain is not easy at the best of times and quite often people underestimage the difficulty...