In 10 years of solo travels in Oz I have collected over 40 thousands Australia pictures! While browsing through our Rocky Travel Photo library, I have picked the most inspiring images of Australia for 2015. I love images more than any other visual content. Amazing pictures are very powerful, they trigger our emotions, make us want to explore new places and set our spirit free.
Australia Pictures to inspire you to travel Down Under
This year I have been to new amazing places in Australia. Today I am sharing 25 amazing pictures of Australia about my Adventures in Oz. I hope these images will inspire you to learn more about these places to visit in Australia and also help you plan your trip in the new year.
I wish you a Happy New Year with amazing travel adventures!
Australia Pictures – Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
Mornington Peninsula is a fabulous region south east of Melbourne mostly overlooked by international travellers but really worth visiting. The inland is home to wineries, a variety of farms producing fine local prouce like honey, cheese, olives. The rugged southern coastline with Cape Schanck and Flinders has stunning steep cliffs and rock formations, dunes.
These are some pictures of Cape Schanck with with Port Leo Beach and a gorgeous panoramic view of the cliffs from the walking trail at Cape Schanck Lighthouse. To reach these places you can hire a car in Melbourne and drive south east for one hour. An ideal destination for a day-trip.
Pictures of Walhalla, Victoria
On my Melbourne to Sydney road trip I had the chance to stop in Walhalla. This is one of the most picturesque mountain villages I have seen in Australia. Known for the heritage goldfields railway a train ride is a must-do. Therea are interesting heritage walks, hiking trails. You can also visit the long tunnel gold mine and the museum to learn more about the gold mining heritage of Walhalla.
The Walhalla Bandstand is an historical timber structure with an ectagonal shape, that was built in 1896 to soon become an important meeting place for music and recreational activities. It’s beautiful, very well-preserved and one of the oldest rotundas in Victoria. You can download a Walhalla visitor guide here.
Pictures of Buchan Caves in the East Gippsland
On my road trip along the South East Coast of Australia I stopped at Buchan, a small village in the East Gippsland region. This is not a place many people know about it, it is in fact not really marketed to international travellers. The main attraction are the Buchan Caves, the reason why people visit this place. There are also various walking trails in the forest starting from the visitor centre and the place is surrounded by beautiful hills. A great place to relax.
Pictures of the South East Coast of Australia
The South East Coast of Australia is one of the my favourite drive. Although is not really a short drive, over 1000km from Melbourne to Sydney, it is one coastal drive with the most diverse natural heritage. I have been travelling several times by bus and by car and lately from Melbourne to Sydney. It has been a pleasure to visit old places I had been before and discover new ones.
This is Short Point in Merimbula, with its the beautiful red cliffs, one of the best places for shooting pictures. Merimbula is a fascinating place, with so many things to do. Very relaxing and active at the same time. Many Aussies come to Merimbula from all over the country to spend their Australian holidays.
This is Narooma and its twofold location, a very peaceful side and safe beaches and the rough coastline with cliffs, blow-holes and lookouts.
Tathra is a small villag with beautiful rugged coastline and magnificient vantage points over the cliffs. Its picturesque wharf is worth a visit, enjoy the ocean breeze and sit in the beautifully decorated cafe with a geat offering of delicious coffe and organic food. Batesman Bay is a classic destination, with its many beaches and stuning sunsets. The same for Bermagui with its blue pool, a heaven for swimmers.
Amazing Pictures of the Kimberley Australia
From the calming natural landscape of the South East Coast Australia to the dusty and challenging Australian Outback. We are now in the Kimberley Australia. I have been on a 10-day Outback Adventure Tour in August and it was amazing.
The Kimberley Region is one of the most ancient Outback regions in Australia and probably the most challenging too. From driving the Gibb River Road to crossing rivers and camping in the middle of nowehere, this area is known for its Outback wildlife, abundant native birdlife, unique vegetation (Boab trees), lush gorges and waterfalls.
Pictures of North Western Australia Broome
North Western Australia is a special area of Western Australia, not only because of the Kimberley but also for its famous beaches. Broome is the main coastal attraction, a tropical destination worth visiting between April and October.
I had been in 2008 for a few days in February and thought how crazy I was to be there in the summer months…with sticky hot weather, I couldn’ move around, nor sleep….This time in August the weather couldn’t have been better, warm up to 30-33°C in the day and cool nights. I was lucky enough to witness the staircase to the moon…(no images sorry) and enjoy its beautiful Cable Beach. Here are a few pictures of Broome and check out more about Broome and Cable Beach.
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