Australia travel and touring photography, from the beautiful Australian coastline to the wonders of the outback with its iconic towns and pioneering spirit – it is a magical land. The Darling River, Victoria's Goldfields, the Wimmera are some of the places that will inspire. Australia is a land of great extremes, beauty and diversity and it is such a privilege to be able to share images I have captured whether through the many online and print publications I have contributed to over the years. There are not too many places across this great country that I don’t get excited about photographing but I have a special passion for all things outback, especially outback NSW and the regions along the Darling River and the Corner Country. While our cultural fabric and heritage are intricately linked to the outback, it is the coastal areas we are also drawn to; and as a photographer, they make wonderful places to capture.
The Darling River Run
The Darling River Run
Darling River Run Touring the Darling River

Darling River Run is one of Australia’s most iconic touring routes encompassing some of the best destinations, attraction, and experiences of Outback NSW and while it is touted by some as a 4WD adventure, the reality is that it is easily done in an AWD SUV and even a traditional passenger vehicle with care.

The route is also caravan and RV friendly with many of the accommodation options along the way perfectly suited to BYO accommodation including traditional camping as well. The Darling River Run is one of Australia's most iconic outback touring routes as it exposes visitors to experience the way the river connects to people, both Indigenous and European, and the landscape. Modern-day travellers who visit iconic Darling River towns like Bourke, Louth and Tilpa come away with an understanding of what the outback is all about; famous Australian poet Henry Lawson certainly did!

For More on the Darling River Run, please visit: The Darling River Run website

Murray River
Murray River
The Murray River, one of our most iconic rivers, at 2,508 km is Australia's longest river and along with the Darling River, are town major waterways that form the backbone of the expansive Murray-Darling Basin (along with their respective tributaries). The First Nations people know the waterway as Millewa (Ngarrindjeri) and Tongala (Yorta Yorta) Rising in the Australian Alps as a spring near a point known as The Pilot in the Pilot Wilderness area in around Mt Kosciuszko National Park. The vast amount of its flow comes from the spring snowmelt from the western side of the Alpine mountains which includes Australia’s highest mountain Mount Kosciuszko (2,228 m). From the Alpine region, the Murray river meanders its way west down through the Upper Murray region to Lake Hume near Albury, across the riverina to Lake Mulwala (Yarrawonga) and onto Echuca which is the closest point the river gets to Melbourne and the reason Echuca became an important river boat town. From Echuca, the Murray River heads northwest through the Barmah forest, through which it ephemerally spreads, before heading to Mildura via Swan Hill. About 20 km downstream from Mildura, it is joined by the Darling River at Wentworth, and as one they flow west across the border in to South Australia and onto Morgan via Renmark and Loxton. From Morgan, the Murray river heads south via Blanchetown, Mannum, Murray Bridge, and Tailem Bend before reaching its final destination of Lake Alexandrina, and out to the Great Australian Bight via to Coorong.
Darling River
Darling River
The Darling River The Murray-Darling Basin Australian Rivers & Waterways The Darling River, just its name conjures up the outback spirit, indigenous culture, and pastoral history; its ethereal energy nurtures the soul. To truly experience and appreciate one of our most iconic rivers, the Darling River Run touring route from Lightning Ridge to Wentworth is a must and is considered one of Outback NSW best touring routes. Part of the Murray Darling Basin that covers 1,061,469 square kilometres (14% of the total area of Australia), the Darling River is Australia's longest waterway flowing 2,739 km. The river has always been an integral part of Aboriginal culture and was named after being 'discovered' by explorer Charles Sturt in 1829 who named it in honour of Sir Ralph Darling - the then Governor of New South Wales.
Sydney & Surrounds
Sydney & Surrounds
The majestic Blue Mountains in NSW has it all for any traveller; spectacular valley views from atop sandstone escarpment, breath-taking waterfalls, and a vast array of fauna and fauna. Any visit to Sydney would not be complete without a visit to The Blue Mountains and Katoomba as the area offers spectacular scenery, plant life and wildlife to the visitor. While the better-known sites of Echo Point and the Three Sisters are a sight to behold and easily accessible to all, some exploring away from the thong of visitors reveals charms like Empress cascades, Wentworth Falls and the Under-cliff walking track It is a photographer's paradise for any time of the year and no view is ever the same. For many years, the Blue Mountains were considered to be an impenetrable barrier to the lands that lay immediately to the west and even the outback beyond; the notion is thought to have been perpetrated by Sydney authorities to deter the thoughts and ambitions of convicts try to escape and seek refuge beyond the mountain range. The Blue Mountains forms part of the Great Dividing Range of Australia which runs along the eastern seaboard of the continent and consisting mainly of a sandstone plateau, the area is dissected by gorges up to 760 metres deep. The highest point of the Blue Mountains 1,190 metres above sea level and in 2000, much of the region was World Heritage Listed. The Blue Mountains National Park offers great walking trails and many areas are still relatively untouched. For the photographer, there are a never-ending array of spectacular mountain vistas and wonderful water and cascade scenes.
South Coast NSW
South Coast NSW
Gerringong is a picture-postcard coastal town located on the NSW Southcoast about 1.5 hours south of Sydney. While most of the NSW coastline is being overdeveloped, Gerringong is one of those places that retains the elements of a true coastal idyll. Set off the main highway, the town has maintained a layback country style and sense of community that it is the envy of many. Add to that the fact that its beach, Werri Beach, is renowned as the best surf beach on the NSW South Coast. Werri (originally known as Ourie Beach) is a beautiful classic Australian beach with its pristine sands stretched out between two rock headlands with a magnificent rock pool on the rock shelf of the southern end and a wonderful lagoon at the northern end. Driving South from Sydney, from Sydney the magnificent Pacific Ocean is revealed as you descend the Illawarra escarpment just prior to reaching Wollongong, at Bulli Pass. A hint at the beauty that lies ahead is further revealed just before Kiama with the first glimpse of Bombo Beach with the iconic Kiama Lighthouse in the distance. A really ‘wow’ moment comes about 5km south of Kiama when the highway winds around a section where the mountains meet the coast – the Kiama Bends – and the beauty of the Southcoast is revealed at Mount Pleasant. Gerroa - 7 Mile Beach - Situated on the coast, just south of Kiama, lies the township of Gerroa, on the Crooked River, at the northern end of 7 Mile Beach. Seven Mile Beach, part of the Seven Mile Beach National Park, is a beautiful stretch of golden sand that extends down to the Shoalhaven River near Nowra. The golden beach has played host to many activities including horse racing, car and motorcycle racing, land speed records (it was the site where the 100mph speed barrier was broken) and more famously, 7 Mile Beach, was where Charles Kingsford-Smith and his "Southern Cross" departed for the first commercial trans-Tasman crossing to New Plymouth in New Zealand in January 1933.
Melbourne & Surrounds
Melbourne & Surrounds
Melbourne, the food and fashion capital of Australia, presents the visitor with a myriad of things to do and see; and many unique vistas for the photographer. Much is made if its rivalry with its northern cousin Sydney but there really cannot be any comparisons as each city has its own unique qualities and stand on their own as marvellous Australia cities. Melbourne presents itself as a very cosmopolitan city with a lovely multicultural fabric that makes the city of Melbourne a pleasure to visit and it is not only about sport.  The European feel to the city with its restaurant's, cafes, and wonderful laneways provides for an easy and pleasurable experience around the city as well as St Kilda, South Yarra and Carlton. Add to this that it is the fashion capital of Australia (not to mention the sports capital as well). There has always been something special about black white photography that can evoke an emotion and tell a story that colour photography seems not to. It can focus the viewer on special elements of the photograph that may be other lost in a colour image in the same way that depth of field can. Without the distraction of colour, the image of black white photography is left to structure, tones and luminance to convey the message.
Landscapes
Landscapes
Australia is a land of great extremes, beauty and diversity and it is such a privilege to be able to share images I have captured whether through the many online and print publications I have contributed to over the years. There are not too many places across this great country that I don’t get excited about photographing, but I have a special passion for all things outback, especially outback NSW and the regions along the Darling River and the Corner Country. While our cultural fabric and heritage are intricately linked to the outback, it is the coastal areas we are also drawn to; and as a photographer, they make wonderful places to capture.
Corner Country
Corner Country
Located in the Corner Country region of Outback NSW, Milparinka is not only a fascinating small town with some amazing historic buildings, but is also the location of some wonderful historic sites slightly further to the west that is synonymous with early expeditions into the interior by Sturt and the like. On the surface, Milparinka might seem that it is little more than old ruins and a great pub, but through the efforts of some passionate volunteers, its rich history is on show at the beautifully restored courthouse as well as a few other restored sandstone buildings. Gold fever hit the area during the 1870s and those seeking their fortunes came to places like Mt Browne, Albert, and the Granites near Tibooburra. Despite gold never being found at Milparinka, there was another valuable commodity that Milparinka had which was pivotal for the survival of the other places during the boom, water, which was sourced at nearby Evelyn Creek. During this time, Milparinka boasted several hotels, shops, a bank and a Cobb & Co depot, police station and a courthouse.
Broken Hill
Broken Hill
Visit Broken Hill, an iconic destination with a big history, wonderful attractions, and unique experiences. Broken Hill, the jewel of Outback NSW (also known as 'The Silver City') is one destination that should be put on any travel list as it is not only a beautiful town with its wonderful architecture (and of course people) but it also provides the perfect base for exploring some of the best attractions in this region of Australia. Broken Hill is a true icon of Outback Australia. Under a big Azure sky, the Australian Outback is known for its remarkable colours and contrasts. The blues and reds complement each other beautifully in this Australian landscape.
Alpine & High Country
Alpine & High Country
"There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around..", so penned Australian bush poet Banjo Paterson in the late 1880s. The Man From Snowy River is an iconic Australian figure beautifully captured in the poem and this spirit in indelibly etched in the soul of all Australians and as such, following the Snowy River to its source near Mt Kosciusko is a pilgrimage all Australians should make.