Archive for May, 2014

Outback house

I took this picture of an early 1850’s pioneer house near the town of Terowie in outback South Australia. To me, there’s something incredibly emotive about these abandoned buildings. This one in particular begs so many questions…although uninhabited someone is keeping the yard area immaculate. There is even a small wood pile at the back […]

Modern Car Service

I spotted this derelict mechanic’s shop ‘Modern Car Service’ in a little town called Terowie in outback South Australia. Ironically in the yard at the back of the building were piles of not so ‘modern’ rusty old cars and trucks from a time when Terowie was a hub of South Australia’s railway system. I’d love […]

Red Banks Park

I made a gem of a find today less than 15kms from Burra in South Australia. Red Banks Conservation park is like a mini desert experience: meandering red earth gorges, spring-fed waterholes and lots of old growth (300 year old) mallee trees. Its an awesome spot for photography for that classic blue sky, red earth […]

Big Outback Skies

I’m back in South Australia in the mid-north town of Burra. I’d forgotten how much I love the huge skies here. This is farming country and a lot of the land has been cleared. The paddocks are dotted with abandoned houses from a time when the region was more geared towards small holdings than the […]

Arthur Pieman

Where: Arthur Pieman Conservation Area Permits: $30 Recreational Driver Permit (includes free DVD on the area) Costs: Camping $13 p/n plus permits for accessing 4WD tracks Difficulty: Hard and unpredictable Days required to do it justice: 3+ days There’s nothing better than stumbling across a travel destination which unexpectedly blows you away. For our last weekend in Tasmania we decided […]