Concrete eyesores become the perfect muse.

 

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Who would have thought slapping some paint on an old wheat silo would become a craze? Vandals have been tagging them for decades, but now authentic artists are volunteering their time and skill to create some magical works. The Yarriambiack Shire in Western Victoria has been working on ways to improve the local economy by increasing tourism and tourist dollar spend. They started by creating several superb free camping sites and establishing several RV Friendly towns. But more was needed to give visitors a reason to visit the region, so they created Australia’s largest outdoor art gallery.

You can read my full article in RV Daily Magazine

RV Daily

 

When visiting the Red Centre most people head to Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon. However, these overpopulated tourist havens may leave you more stressed than before you left home! Why not buck the trend and head to these breathtaking sites instead?

1. PALM VALLEY

Palm Valley

An ancient valley

The great thing about Palm Valley is the first crossing of the Finke River stops all the soft roaders and two-wheel drive vehicles. You see, access to the Palm Valley campground is only suitable for 4WD vehicles with decent clearance, decent tyres and an air-compressor as a definite. The campground offers limited spaces, communal fires pits, tank water, flushing toilets and hot showers for only $6.60 a night for adults. Read More

IMG_8331Landscape photography is my passion, it provides me with an escape, a way to forget about the pressures of life and relax in the moment. Whether it’s watching a sunset, or a stream crash over a waterfall or an abandoned car in a paddock, the moments it takes to set up my camera, compose the shot and later see what I created is a magical experience. Capturing an epic picture can be a difficult task but then there are some places that make it so easy for me, and Kerang Lakes is one of those.

Located 300km north west of Melbourne on the Murray Valley Highway, Kerang Lakes is popular with photographers, bird watchers and water sports, it certainly gets busy on the weekends and during summer school holidays. There are caravan parks at Lake Charm and Kangaroo Lake as well as options in nearby Kerang. The region is also close to Koondrook on the Murray River and Lake Boga.

I settled in at the Kangaroo Lake Caravan Park and spent the next few days exploring and quenching my thirst for photography. Here are some of the amazing vistas I captured.

Where is your “go to” place for photography?

(Clicking on the thumbnails will enlarge them)

Kerang Lakes

Kangaroo Lake Caravan Park

Kilcowera Station Stay_Kilcowera Station Dowling Way

I was exploring Outback Queensland and had spent a few days enjoying the fantastic camping out at Currawinya National Park when I decided a visit to the Royal Mail Hotel in Hungerford was in order. While enjoying a cold amber ale, I spotted a pamphlet for an outback station stay a 100km up the Dowling Track towards Thargomindah. With no firm plans, I decided I would head to Kilcowera Station and see what it had to offer. Read more

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