You don’t need to travel far in Australia to be inspired by incredible landscapes. But then again you can spend years traveling around the country doing what’s become known as The Big Lap. As our kids are at crucial years of secondary school we haven’t been able to do that, just yet. But hopefully, in the not too distant future …
In the meantime we make do and enjoy our camping weekends and shorter trips away, taking off occasionally for longer holidays when we can. Here’s a snapshot of some of my favorite places we’ve visited over the past couple of years.
The Flinders Ranges has some of the most spectacular scenery in outback South Australia. I have lots of wonderful memories here … sitting around campfires, stargazing, amazing walks and magnificent scenery.
Every where you look in the Flinders Ranges you feel a sense of space and vastness, a tranquility and slow pace so far removed from the normal craziness of life.
Then there’s Arkaroola one of the places I fell in love with last year. This is a wild landscape – vast, ancient, primitive and completely spell binding.
Closer to home is this view from Craigs Hut in the Victorian High Country, where the film The Man From Snowy River was set. The scenery takes my breath away every time I visit.
Either on foot or on the back of a horse. This is Merlin, my daughter’s faithful stead with a first class view of the mountains around Bogong in the High Country.
These mountains are less than two hours from Melbourne but they could be a world away. Makes for a quick and easy and relaxing weekend getting back to nature.
Even closer to home is this young vineyard in the picturesque hills around Mount Langi Ghiran. I love my wine almost as much as I love camping so combining the two is perfect.
And finally this view of the Mundi Mundi plains in outback NSW. I’ll never forget the horizon at sunset, it seemed to stretch for eternity. I felt a sense of peace and contentment and that all was well with my world. A feeling we can have anywhere, but when nature inspires us it somehow transcends the ordinary.
In response to this weeks Daily Post Photo Challenge – Landscape.
Wishing you all a landscape of love, where ever you are.
Stay safe and enjoy the journey.