Australian Landscape Photography

Australian Landscape Photography

Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain National Park would have to be the cream of the crop for hikers who visit from all over the world. As a Australian landscape photographer I could not think of a better place for Australian landscape photography. For a less crowed alternative, try the Walls Of Jerusalem National Park, an equally picturesque trek.

Australian Landscape Photography

Mungo National Park resides several kms well north of the Victorian-NSW border in a remote and desert landscape called the Willandra Lakes World Heritage area. Access is not recommended without a 4 Wheel Drive, particularly after any rain, which causes the great many km’s of rough sandy tracks to become almost impassable for a sedan. You will need to put some thought and preparation into this drive.Having said that, the eventual goal, Mungo National Park, is home to some pretty amazing scenery, that makes for some real outback landscape photography. The 33 kilometre “Walls Of China”, made of eroded sand formations (pictured) and the endless sand dunes surrounding it make for some interesting exploration. The Mungo Woolshed offers a glimpse of life on the land in some pretty harsh and arid conditions. As a landscape photography location, it

Australian Landscape Photography

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Australian Landscape Photography

Australian Landscape Photography

Victoria’s Mt Buffalo can be overlooked during winter in favour of more popular skiing destinations that also have a proximity to Melbourne such as Falls Creek, Mt Buller, Mt Hotham, etc. However Mt Buffalo offers some unique mountain attractions that really appeal during the warmer months as well. These include the grand old Mt Buffalo Chalet along with stunning views across the north gorge. Numerous well marked walks big or small wind right through the park making landscape photography and nature photography a genuine pleasure.

Australian Landscape Photography

One of my favourite landscape photography subjects is the rustic mountain hut, the older the better. Australia is home to many high country mountain huts, from Kosciuszko National Park to the Victorian Alps and down through Tasmania’s National Park system there are literally hundreds of them.

Australian Landscape Photography

Each has a story to tell. Sometimes it’s a tale of alpine cattlemen and hardship, or a rich history of a sheep & cattle station and it’s homestead dwellings. Other huts were built more as outposts to help hikers and cross country skiers survive the wilderness. Some mountain huts were even constructed as a film set, like the ever popular Craigs Hut on Mt Stirling, one of my top landscape photography destinations.

Australian Landscape Photography

The Blue Mountains offers quite a range of choices for those interested in waterfall landscape photography, with possibly the prime attraction being the spectacular Wentworth Falls. At 187 meters these falls are broken into three sections and fed by Kedumba Creek. An
Australian Landscape Photography

Mt Kosciuszko, Australia’s tallest mountain isn’t exactly comparable in height to the mountains of Europe or even New Zealand, but it does offer some very pretty terrain in a very accessible fashion, perfect for landscape photography. An easily navigable tourist track made from metal boarding leads from the top of the Thredbo chair lifts right to the summit and will keep your feet dry while protecting the delicate alpine grasses. Even in the snow season the track is a breeze to walk (assuming good weather) making the summit something to which most can aspire. Curiously however, the summit sunset is something often missed by day walkers who wish to depart while the light remains strong.

In early summer the place comes alive with alpine flowers, and in winter the snow capped neighboring peaks offer a grand vista, and a marvelous background for landscape photography. Aside from the usual hiking and skiing, mountain biking is also a popular recreation at Thredbo. Even ice climbing is possible, albeit on extremely short routes at the nearby Blue Lake, while the approach to Thredbo offers many quiet campsites for car campers and families such as GeeHi Hut.

A delightful place, Kangaroo Island is just off the mainland of South Australia, below Adelaide and well recommended for landscape photography. Access is via a 45 minute ferry ride, which will accommodate your car. Don’t underestimate the size of the island, you need two or three of days to see everything.

Having hiked all day and carried no less than 10 litres of water with us (the streams are stained black from bracken), we slept soundly indeed, but my lasting memory of that trip is still the unspoiled beaches perfect for landscape photography. I’ve returned in the capacity of a photographer rather than a hiker, many times and still there are photographs on my to do list.
Australian Landscape Photography

“The Razorback” is a ridgeline that runs from Mt Hotham to Mt Feathertop. It’s actually one of the easiest alpine hikes in summer (winter is another story) if approached from Hotham, and makes a great place to start exploring the trails. There’s also quite a few mountain huts to be found. When it comes to landscape photography, I’m a sucker for a good mountain hut photo, and will hike a long way to track one down.

Excellent summer swimming in Lake Catani with a kid friendly camping ground nearby that includes hot showers. Rock climbing, caving, horse back riding, abseiling – the list goes on. Waterfalls, and granite tors abound. It really is a gem of a place and not just for landscape photography. And as I say, somewhat overlooked so crowding is not an issue except around Easter where it pays to book ahead for Lake Catani camping. Enjoy!
Australian Landscape Photography

After that, if you have time left and still want scenic views, consider the amazing walks around Mt Stapylton in the north of the park. For example, with a couple of hours up your sleeve, start at Flat Rock and head up to to Taipan Wall where the Rock Climbers hang out, then circle around to the summit ridge for amazing views. Alternatively, Mt Rosea in the middle of the park, has some grand views and really isn’t that hard a trek, though you’ll want to take water and food and have time on your side before dark. Or head south and check out some of the caves and rock art in the Victoria Range. You will need to take on some sandy dirt roads and much longer drives, but there’s lots to explore and an endless supply of landscape photography opportunities. Have fun!

An easy three quarters of a hour walk along Cape Woolami will get you to The Pinnacles (pictured), with its impressive red rocks and thundering waves, a place where landscape photography seems almost mandatory. Native birds nest all long the point literally turning the sky black with their numbers at certain times of the year, as they dart every which way somehow avoiding head on collisions, and budding nature photographers alike.

Australia is a timeless land, where past and present merge, and ancient landforms brood over vast natural ecosystems. It is a continent of rare beauty – of remote wilderness and scattered humanity, of forgotten beaches and sparkling reefs, of deserts and monoliths and the quiet immensity of the Australian bush. Australia Wide captures all this and more in a stunning collection of panoramic images (including a selection of ultra-wide Megapans up to 220 degrees) by award-winning photographer Ken Duncan. From the continent’s tropical north to Australia’s Antarctic territory, Ken Duncan’s “Panographs” celebrate the awesome beauty of a unique nation. BAUS – Australia Wide Compact BookNumber of pages: 80Size 275mm x 182mm Full colour plus images varnished Hard cover with jacket

Sydney is a city like no other – acclaimed as one of the most beautiful metropolises in the world. Vibrant and fresh, colourful and diverse, it features magnificent waterways, famous beaches, a spectacular cityscape and the world-renowned Opera House and Harbour Bridge. In Sydney Wide, award-winning Australian photographer Ken Duncan captures the heart and soul of this incomparable city with a breathtaking selection of panoramic images. From historic sandstone buildings to the blue magnificence of Sydney Harbour and the golden sands of Narrabeen Beach, Ken Duncan’s Panographs glow with wonderful colour and light. BSYD – Sydney Wide Compact Book Number of pages: 80 Size 275mm x 182mm Full colour plus images varnished Hard cover with jacket

Australia Wide Compact Book Australia is a timeless land, where past and present merge, and ancient landforms brood over vast natural ecosystems. It is a continent of rare beauty – of remote wilderness and scattered humanity, of forgotten beaches and sparkling reefs, of deserts and monoliths and the quiet immensity of the Australian bush. Australia Wide captures all this and more in a stunning collection of panoramic images (including a selection of ultra-wide Megapans up to 220 degrees) by award-winning photographer Ken Duncan. From the continent’s tropical north to Australia’s Antarctic territory, Ken Duncan’s “Panographs” celebrate the awesome beauty of a unique nation. BAUS – Australia Wide Compact BookNumber of pages: 80Size 275mm x 182mm Full colour plus images varnished Hard cover with jacket Read More