Below is a selection of my photographs from places I have visited in Australia. Click on the thumbnails to see larger images:


Lord Howe Island Lord Howe Island. The view from Mt Eliza across the lagoon to the southern peaks of Mt Lidgebird and Mt Gower. The walk across the northern part of the island from Malabar Hill to Mt Eliza contains superb scenery and prolific birdlife.

Balls Pyramid
Balls Pyramid and Lord Howe Island from a cruise in the early 1970's. Balls Pyramid is the highest sea stack in the world.

Macha Tor
View of the Grand High Tops from Macha Tor in Warrumbungle National Park. This is a short walk that provides good views of the higher peaks such as the Breadknife and Belougery Spire.

Crater Bluff and Tonduron Spire. These volcanic plugs are located to the south of the Grand High Tops.

The Breadknife
The Breadknife is a volcanic dyke and is the most famous landscape feature in the Warrumbungle National Park. It is about 100 metres high and only 2 to 4 metres wide. The track to the Grand High Tops passes alongside this peak.

The Budawangs
The Budawangs. Looking south from Folly Point towards Pigeon House and Byangee Walls. Folly Point is reached via a long walk from the Sassafras entrance past Newhaven Gap. The views of Hollands Gorge, The Castle and the central Budawangs from here are fantastic.

Zig-zag rock formation near Glasshouse Rocks at Narooma.

Ben Boyd NP
Colourful coastline in Ben Boyd National Park, not far from Boyd's Tower.

Montague Island
Montague Island Lighthouse.

Bungonia Gorge
The slot canyon of Bungonia Gorge.

Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Bridge Climb
Bridgeclimb. Photograph of our group on the catwalk between the two arches of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We could look down on the cars below.

Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House, with some photos during its construction, taken by my father in the 1960's.

Three Sisters
The Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains.

Blue Mountains
Typical Blue Mountain scenery, near Blackheath.

Mt Warning
Mt Warning, a volcanic peak overlooking the Tweed region.

Bald Rock
Bald Rock is like a mini Uluru, located in Bald Rock National Park near Tenterfield.

The Needles
The Needles in Gibraltar Range National Park.

Parkes Dish
The radio telescope dish at Parkes.

Mt Kosciuszko
Mt Kosciuszko, at 2228m the highest point in Australia.

Mt Kosciuszko summit
The summit of Mt Kosciuszko.

Townsend Tarn
This campsite between Mt Townsend and Lake Albina provides a great view of the western face of the Main Range.

Main Range Western Faces
View from Carruthers Peak of the steep western face of the Main Range, including The Sentinel and Watsons Crags.

Tabletop Mountain snowgum
Snowgum on the top of Tabletop Mountain, now sadly burnt.

Colourful snowgum near Mt Perisher.

Four Mile Hut
Four Mile Hut near Kiandra, sadly burnt down in the 2020 bushfires.

Snowcamping on the Main Range under a full moon.


Gibraltar Peak
Rock formation on Gibraltar Peak near Tidbinbilla.

Balloon flight
Balloon flight over Canberra.

Skywhale & Skywhalepapa
The Skywhale & Skywhalepapa balloons.

Above Canberra
View of Lake Burley Griffin from a flight above Canberra.

Canberra Arboretum
View from Dairy Farmer's Hill at the Canberra Arboretum.

Mt Franklin Chalet
Mt Franklin Chalet in Mar 98. This was a former ski lodge located in the Brindabellas that was built for the Canberra Alpine Club in 1938 and destroyed by the fires in Jan 03.

Parliament House construction
Some photos I took in 1986 during the construction of the new Parliament House.


Alice Springs Alice Springs, from Anzac Hill lookout.

Old Telegraph Station
The Old Telegraph Station on the northern outskirts of Alice Springs is also the starting point for the Larapinta Trail.

Mt Connor
Mt Connor is a prominent peak on the way to Uluru.

Sunset on Uluru.

Uluru just before sunrise.

Part way up Uluru. I turned around about half way up due to the wind, slippery surface and steep slopes!

The 'Brain', a prominent rock formation on the side of Uluru.

Walking around Uluru.

Kata Tjuta sunset
Sunset over Kata Tjuta.

Kata Tjuta
Kata Tjuta.

Olga Gorge
Entering the gorges and ampitheatre amongst the domes of Kata Tjuta.

Kings Canyon
Kings Canyon. The walk around the rim of the canyon passes The Lost City and Garden of Eden. There are many domed rocks here which resemble the Bungle Bungles.

Palm Valley
Palm Valley in Finke Gorge National Park. This is a spectacular area of gorges and ancient palms which survive in only a small area.

Simpsons Gap
Simpsons Gap is one of many beautiful gorges in the West MacDonnell Ranges.

Standley Chasm
Standley Chasm.

Counts Point
Counts Point is a great vantage point on Section 8 of the Larapinta Track, between Serpentine Gorge and Serpentine Gorge Bush Camp. This section of the track involves a 300m climb onto a ridge followed by a long traverse along the ridgeline to Counts Point lookout, which provides great views of the parallel ridges of the West MacDonnell ranges, Gosse Bluff and Mt Sonder in the far distance.

Ormiston Gorge
Ormiston Gorge.

Glen Helen Gorge
Ghost gum at Glen Helen Gorge.

Mt Sonder
Mt Sonder at sunrise, from the Finke River.

Katherine Gorge
Boat cruise along Katherine Gorge.

Termite mounds
The magnetic termite mounds in Litchfield National Park.


The Nut The Nut and the town of Stanley below.

Cradle Mountain
Cradle Mountain.

Artists Pool
The 'Artists Pool', a beautiful tarn with pencil pines on the eastern side of Cradle Mountain.

Every autumn the deciduous beech (fagus) changes colour and the mountainsides, especially in parts of Mt Field and Cradle Mountain National Parks, turn yellow, orange and red.

Walls of Jerusalem
Pencil pine forest at the Walls of Jerusalem. A few days were spent walking and camping in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park, visiting such places as Lake Salome and Dixon Kingdom's Hut.

The Acropolis
The Acropolis from the Labyrinth - just north of Lake St Clair.

Swamp Gum
Huge swamp gum in the Styx Valley. These are the tallest flowering plants in the world, reaching up to 100m in height.

Russell Falls
Russell Falls in Mt Field National Park.

Richmond Bridge
The historic Richmond Bridge.

Mawsons Hut Replica
The interior of the Mawsons Hut Replica, on the Hobart waterfront.

Tesselated Pavement
The Tesselated Pavement on the Tasman Peninsula.

Cape Huay
Cape Huay on the Tasman Peninsula.

Cape Raoul
Dolerite cliffs at Cape Raoul on the Tasman Peninsula.

Bruny Island
Bruny Island.

South Cape Bay
South Cape Bay at the southernmost point of Tasmania.

Mt Amos
View of Wineglass Bay from the top of Mt Amos in Freycinet National Park.

Bay of Fires
Colourful rocks at the Bay of Fires.


Melbourne Melbourne CBD and Yarra River from the top of the Eureka Tower.

The Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Boroka Lookout
Halls Gap and The Grampians from Boroka Lookout.

The Pinnacle
The Pinnacle lookout above Halls Gap.

The Grampians.

Silo Art
Silo artwork is popping up all over Australia, with some of the best examples in Victoria.

Stick Shed
The 'Stick Shed' at Murtoa, built to store grain during the Second World War. The hundreds of timber supports give the impression of walking through a forest.

Echuca Wharf
The historic wharf at Echuca on the Murray River.

Murray River
Paddle steamers on the Murray River at Echuca.

Mt Buffalo Chalet
Mt Buffalo Chalet, built in 1910 as Australia's first ski resort, it closed in 2007 and is currently undergoing redevelopment and restoration. It is the largest timber building in Australia.

Mt Buffalo
View from the top of The Horn in winter, Mt Buffalo National Park.

Mt Buffalo
Snowgum near The Horn on Mt Buffalo.

Dinner Plain Hotel
The Dinner Plain Hotel at Dinner Plain near Mt Hotham.

Mt Feathertop
Skiing on Machinery Spur near Mt Loch, with Mt Feathertop in the distance.

Norman Bay
Beach at Norman Bay, with Mt Oberon behind. This beautiful beach is located at Tidal River, which is the main accommodation centre for the Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Tidal River
View from Mt Oberon. This peak provides good views of the western coastline of Wilsons Promontory, including Norman Bay and Tidal River Campground directly below.

Oberon Bay
Oberon Bay and Mt Oberon, Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Twelve Apostles
The Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road.

Twelve Apostles
Some of the Twelve Apostles.

Island Arch
The Island Arch near Loch Ard Gorge.

London Bridge
London Bridge on the Great Ocean Road. The photo on the left was taken in late 1989 three weeks before the arch collapsed.


Perth Elizabeth Quay and the Perth CBD.

The Pinnacles
The Pinnacles, Nambung National Park.

Pink Lake
The Pink Lake near Port Gregory.

Wildflowers near Kalbarri.

Kalbarri Coast
The Kalbarri Coastal Sea Cliffs are in the coastal section of Kalbarri National Park. Numerous lookouts and walking tracks provide great views of the 150m high cliffs and coastline, the scene of many shipwrecks in the past, as well as being a great place to spot the passing whales below.

Nature's Window
Natures Window and the Murchison River Gorge in Kalbarri National Park.

Monkey Mia
People watching the dolphins at Monkey Mia, Shark Bay.

Shell Beach
Shell Beach is an amazing beach towards the southern end of Shark Bay that consists entirely of small shells many metres deep caused by the salty environment. The shells eventually compact to form a limestone called coquina. This material was previously quarried for building material but the World Heritage listing of Shark Bay means that the quarries can't be used anymore.

Hamelin Pool
Hamelin Pool at the southernmost part of Shark Bay is famous for its stromatolites. These are one of the earliest life forms, and responsible for producing most of the oxygen on Earth about 3 billion years ago.

The Carnarvon Space Centre. The 39m dish was used by NASA to transmit communications from the Apollo lunar missions back to the US.

Ningaloo Reef
Humpback whale at Ningaloo Reef.

The Big Prawn at Exmouth.

Yardie Creek
Yardie Creek at Cape Range National Park .

Turquoise Bay
Turquoise Bay on the coast of North West Cape is one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches I have been to.

Mt Tom Price
Truck at Mt Tom Price mine in the Pilbara.

Hamersley Gorge
Colourful and amazing twisted rock strata at Hamersley Gorge in Karajini National Park. .

Hancock Gorge
At Oxer Lookout, four of the Karijini gorges converge, including Weano, Joffre and Hancock Gorges. They gorges appear as narrow, deep slits in the landscape.

Joffre Gorge
Near Joffre Gorge in Karajini National Park.

Dales Gorge
Dales Gorge in Karajini National Park.

Road Train
Huge road train in the Pilbara.

Cable Beach
Tourists on camels at Cable Beach, Broome.

Gantheaume Point
Gantheaume Point near Broome contains some dinosaur footprints. The footprints on display are replicas as the original footprints are lower down and only visible at very low tide. The orange and red coloured rock and the turquoise coloured ocean is very spectacular.

Manning Falls
Manning Falls, at the Manning Gorge near Mt Barnett Station.

Mitchell Falls
Mitchell Falls.

Emma Gorge
The spectacular swimming hole at Emma Gorge on El Questro Station.

Bungle Bungles
Panorama of the Bungle Bungle domes in Purnalulu National Park.

Over the Bungle Bungles
Helicopter flight over the Bungle Bungles.

Lake Argyle
Lake Argyle.

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