Old Man Hat


After a hot summer on the coast, the promise of some cool-weather bushwalking saw me heading for the high country of Gibraltar Range National Park in early May. This year I decided to look beyond the network of walking trails I've trodden so many tim...
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Gibraltar Range - June 2016


In June I spent four days exploring one of my favourite winter locations, Gibraltar Range National Park in New South Wales. I've been coming to this rocky, rugged area high in the Great Dividing Range for 9 years now and one thing I've learnt is to p...
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Images of 2016


               
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Images of 2015

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It's the time of year again to review what I've been up to over the last 12 months - lots of new images to add to the collection and some excellent adventures had along the way. In some ways I don't really enjoy this exercise because it means leaving...
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Thanks Joyce - Cascade falls is a really beautiful spot. The forest around the falls looks like pictures I've seen of Olympic Nati... Read More
Sunday, 03 January 2016 08:10
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Summit Falls


I first heard of Washpool National Park more than 25 years ago when I was given a coffee-table book of Australia's wilderness areas for Christmas. To a boy from a farm in rural Victoria,  the images of towering, verdant rainforest with twisted l...
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Boonoo Boonoo and Bald Rock


Boonoo Boonoo National Park Early in May I visited Boonoo Boonoo (pronounced "Bunna Bunnoo") National Park in northern New South Wales. The Park lies just to the east of Bald Rock and Girraween National Parks, both well known for their wonderful gran...
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Thanks for your comment Caitlin. This was my first time to Boonoo Boonoo and second time to Bald Rock, but I've been visiting Girr... Read More
Friday, 13 February 2015 15:22
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Traprock Country


Over the years I've visited quite a few National Parks in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales and it's true to say that each has its own unique character. Girraween has been a favourite of mine (and of many others) for its stunning grani...
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Golden Wattles and a Full Moon


Castle Rock, Girraween National Park In July this year (2013) I spent a few days at Girraween National Park in the Granite Belt of southern Queensland. This is a popular camping spot for families in the warmer months, but the colder temperatures...
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Anvil Rock


I first visited Anvil Rock four years ago. One of the images I brought home from that cold, July morning has become something of a favourite of mine, but I've always known there were more, and probably better, photographic options waiting there....
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Norfolk Creek, Bribie Island


The eastern or ocean side of Bribie Island is a continuous long stretch of open sandy beach, extending over 30km from Skirmish Point north to Caloundra. The southern section near Woorim is popular with walkers, but most visitors to the central and no...
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Moffat Head


I recently spent a pleasant couple of hours photographing the rocks and waves at Moffat Head, Caloundra. This is an easy spot to get to - follow the signs to Moffat Beach car park and it's a short walk around the rocks at the southern end of the beac...
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A River Runs Through It


Published in the February-March 2012 issue of Great Walks (Australia) magazine If I had to paint a typical picture of the Murray-Darling River system, it would include long, slow-flowing waterholes fringed by river redgums, with a few white cockatoos...
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Photographing Girraween National Park

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Published in the May 2011 issue of Australian Photography magazine To many visitors from the southern states, south-east Queensland is a land of glitzy beachside tourist strips, surf beaches, and mangrove lined foreshores, with green forested hills t...
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Rocks of Gibraltar


Published in Great Walks (Australia) magazine, April-May 2011 Gibraltar Range National Park's granite cliffs and rugged trails showcase the best of Gondwana Rainforest country Bill Mulligan must have been a tough character. Back in the 1920s this gra...
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