Australian Landscapes

See more Australian Landscape images from my travels… Australia has diverse landscapes. From arid deserts, stunning beaches, lush rainforests, rivers, lakes, snow capped mountains. Uluru, Central Australia Nariel Creek, Victoria Devils Marbles, Northern Territory Cape Tribulation, Far North Queensland Ubirr – Kakadu National Park See more Australian Landscape images from my travels…   Australian Landscapes   Continue reading Australian Landscapes

Aussie Tree Bark

UNIQUE – SURVIVORS – FASCINATING Australian Tree Bark Series Images by Lexa Harpell. A close up look at some of the unique Aussie Tree Bark – colours, textures, patterns. The uniqueness of Australian native plants comes from its isolated geography dating back 50 million years ago – after separating from Gondwana. Around 800 native Gum Trees (eucalypts) have been identified from over the 24,000 native Australian plant species. Over … Continue reading Aussie Tree Bark

Nariel Creek Campground – Victoria – Feeds the soul!

Opting to stay at Nariel Creek Campground during the festival and some welcomed R&R was much needed as I had been travelling constantly for the past few months. There is something about nature that feeds your soul and replenishes your energy. This gorgeous campground is large and home of the Nariel Folk Music Festival. A small donation of $5 per night! Camping near the creek, listening to the waters bubble over … Continue reading Nariel Creek Campground – Victoria – Feeds the soul!

White Breasted Sea Eagle Surprise!

One of the amazing highlights on the Arthur River Cruise  was seeing the White Breasted Sea Eagles in their natural habitat. A pair of these incredible sea eagles have been ‘living’ in the area for decades. To our delight and amazement they came down to feed on the salmon. THIS is when I kicked myself for NOT having my Nikon and zoom lens!!! Arghhhh So excuse … Continue reading White Breasted Sea Eagle Surprise!

Trial Harbour, Tasmania – Remote – Wild – Colourful

You have to travel about 16kms on an unsealed road from Zeehan to reach Trial Harbour, and it was well worth it! This now small beach hamlet sits at the northern end of Ocean Beach and bordering Mount Heemskrik Regional Reserve and the Indian Ocean.  During the late 1800’s and early 1900’s it was an small anchorage for the mining communities of Zeehan and Queenstown. Exposed to the … Continue reading Trial Harbour, Tasmania – Remote – Wild – Colourful

Gordon River Landing – A walk through the rainforest and back in time!

So we have been on a wild and windy ride through Macquarie Harbour and Hells Gates, then a calm and mysteriously misty cruise up the Gordon River. Now we get the chance to walk through the World Heritage rainforest. We pull up at a ‘landing’ for the next stage of this Gordon River amazing cruise. It feels quite ‘magical’ and ‘spiritual’ walking through the dampness and semi darkness – … Continue reading Gordon River Landing – A walk through the rainforest and back in time!