The greater blue mountains world heritage area! with @jasoncharleshill / aboriginal australians arrived on the australian mainland by sea from maritime southeast asia thousands of years ago. the artistic, musical and spiritual traditions they established are among the longest surviving traditions in human history.
it wasn’t until 1606 when the first europeans landed in australia. dutch navigator willem janszoon was the first one. other european explorers followed until, in 1770, james cook charted the east coast of australia for great britain and returned with account favoring colonization at botany bay (now in sydney). as such, sydney had a significant influence all around the continent and today continues to be a hot spot. actually, sydney is the most populous city in australia and oceania.
the city of sydney is certainly inspiring, but the metropolitan area is home to many natural wonders, such as the blue mountains for instance. inhabited for several millennia by the gundungurra people, the blue mountains are renowned for its uniquely majestic scenery, for its cultural attractions, and for its relatively tranquil, alternative lifestyle.
for these reasons, among many others, this landscape beautifully captured has been part of the unesco’s world heritage list since 2000! 🙂 special greetings to @jasoncharleshill for sharing this enchanting photograph with us!
the mountains are calling… anyone? 🚙 @bwr_photography86 spent a whole day exploring @thegrampians national park, and captured this gorgeous on his way home. the is known as gariwerd to the local aboriginal communities, and the region contains most of victoria’s aboriginal rock art sites. visit the cultural centre in and join a tour to visit these fascinating ancient sites. the park is only a three-hour drive from @visitmelbourne, making it a nice addition to a city getaway.
You may think you know great beaches... but did you know there's a beach you can visit in the heart of the great barrier reef? this haven of pure white sand and endless shades of blue is #mackaycay and you can reach this slice of barefoot paradise in just 25-mins from #capetribulation@tropicalnorthqueensland with @oceansafaricapetrib. on a clear days - almost every day of the year - you can even see the rainforest along the mainland beach whilst snorkelling the vibrant reef that surrounds mackay reef, along with green sea turtles, a myriad of tropical fish, eagle rays, giant clams and starfish! #thisisqueensland by @reubennutt#exploretnq#oceansafaricapetrib
Situated at the end of #kawanabeach on the @visitsunshinecoast, lies one of the most beautiful locations along the coastline. 🙌 with its rocky headlands, high cliffs, picnic-perfect grassy slopes and the iconic lighthouse overlooking it all, you can bet #pointcartwright is an absolute bucket list essential. if you’ve never been here to watch the sun dip behind mooloolaba, then it's time you changed that! plus, you can bring your best 🐶 mate here too. off-leash from 4pm to 8am, your dog can go nuts sniffing and exploring while you take in the surroundings or go for a dip at the unpatrolled surf beach towards the base of the headland. #thisisqueensland by @levibshearer#visitsunshinecoast
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Greetings earthlings and ig fellows | paradise. surfers paradise. few months ago with my youngling and co-pilot @matteo_bekes / altitude 1500 ft with strong cross winds but managed to snap of course/ canon 7d mk ii / canon 17-40 l / hoya cpl. no clouds touching unfortunately and no mermaids. wishing you all super duper happy crazy awesome day/night ahead. enjoy, mario.