What to see in Australia – a perplexing question
Australia is a vast and varied island. With many iconic sites spread far and wide. Do you choose
Surrounding Uluru is a red desert for most of the year. Green ground cover, grasses, bushes and native flowers inhabit the desert after rain. The Anangu people consider Uluru to be a living, breathing, sacred landscape. As the sun moves across Uluru, colours changing, ochres to purples, it evokes a sense of mystery.
Balaka Falls are a hidden gem thirty minutes drive from the centre of Sydney. Located in a wildlife sanctuary amongst woodlands and forests of Hunts Creek Reserve. They are a favourite with photographers and parents alike. An easy 200 metres walk from the road to the falls and another dimension away from the man-made noises of the city.
The area is typically Hawkesbury sandstone with remnants of Wianamatta shale soils in the upper reaches. It supports woodland and forest consisting of Blackbutt, turpentine, Sydney Red Gum and Red Bloodwood trees.
This image at Thredbo gives a glimpse of snow through the snow gums. Thredbo is one of the ski resorts in NSW. Victoria and NSW have the most extensive ski fields. Often seen in the snow are kangaroos and other native animals and birds.
Cronulla Rock Pools sunrise. Cronulla Beach is forty minutes drive from the centre of Sydney. White sand, blue skies – Cronulla is the typical Australian beach suburb.
Hassans Walls Lookout
This lookout is the highest in the Blue Mountains, five minutes from Lithgow, west of Sydney. The lookout affords views of
- the western edge of the Blue Mountains,
- the stunning Kanagra Walls and
- the peaceful Hartley Valley.
Kata Tjuka is about thirty kilometres from Uluru. Viewing the sunset over Kata Tjuka is breathtaking. Kata Tjuka means many heads. Thirty-six domes that makeup Kata Tjuka.
Kata Tjuka projects a sense of power and awe. It is a sacred place of Anangu men’s business. A spiritual and magical place.
Field of Light
‘Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku’ by Bruce Munro is an art installation at Uluru. The name in the local Pitjantjatjara language means – looking at lots of beautiful lights. The art installation will be at Uluru until December 31, 2020.
There are over 50,000 spindles of light, connected and pulsing like a living organism in the desert. Immersed in the vastness of the coloured lights reality flees and enchantment commences.
Road to the Other Side
Following the long red road across the far-flung country. Travelling between towns in Australia can be lonely. It is not uncommon to drive 2 hours and see nothing but kangaroos and scrub.
Filled with beautiful landscapes and image deserving views – Australia is a must to visit. Friendly people and a relaxed lifestyle make Australia an easy place to live.
Australians have a free spirit and an ability to think outside the box, and that is why I like Australia so much.
What to see in Australia is a much simpler question to answer when you are here for an extended period.
These images are all taken by Etienne Photography. The Etienne group is well travelled throughout Australia.
Got questions about what to see in Australia? Ask Etienne Migration Services, when they are helping you with your visas.