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An attempt to capture Oceania in 20 pictures…
There is no shortage of great photos of Australia and New Zealand on the internet. The web abounds with magnificent photographs of both countries ranging from extraordinary to heavenly ”Photoshoped” landscapes. That whole continent and country of Australia and its neighbouring New Zealand are a photographer’s dream come true, no shortage of photo ops here!
With this photo-essay, we wanted to share a compilation of 20 candid travel pictures we shot in Oceania that highlight and showcase some of the less known regions and destinations you might not have seen.
We hope they inspire you to pack your bags and go explore this great region of the world.
Beautiful Pictures of Australia
Breathtaking landscapes and exotic wildlife filled with Kangaroos and Koalas, these are the things that come to mind when one thinks of Australia. But let’s not forget about the amazing food, the incredible wines, the free museums and all that culture. Cheers!
Elegant Sydney offers visitors stunning harbour views from the shores of the Botanical garden. The pathways that you can explore in this area abound with colourful Lorikeets and Cockatoo parrots. Of course, the Sydney Opera House is the emblematic icon of the city, it doesn’t leave anyone indifferent. It’s simply a stunning piece of architecture in itself. The sum of it all leaving you with a sense of having arrived in what I’d call a truly special place.
Did you know that the Sydney Opera House roof is made up of ceramic tiles?
A different angle of the Harbour Bridge with the Sydney Opera House in it.
Lorikeet parrots mixing with the pigeons at the Botanical Gardens
Vibrant Melbourne is a multifaceted city with a huge coffee culture and cultural vibe that delivers great options for foodies seeking culinary experiences. Its position also makes it an optimal starting point to drive the Great Ocean Road.
Melbourne, a vibrant city with great restaurants, coffee shops and quirky lanes to lose yourself in.
St-Kilda’s waterfront offers a stunning sunset with penguin sightings if you’re lucky – not us!
Driving the Great Ocean Road
Incredible coastlines with lighthouses and nature reserves along the way. The drive took us 3 leisurely days from Melbourne to the Barossa/McLaren Vale wine region. It was an adventure in itself.
The 12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road… Guarding the Shipwrecked Coast… A Must See!
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Australia’s Primed Wine Country
McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Clare and Langhorne Creek.
The Chapel Hill Vineyard offers fine lodging on the premises. Would you enjoy waking up at dawn with this amazing view? We did!
The McLaren Vale wine region is truly a wine lover’s paradise! The most scenic of all the wine regions we’ve visited in the world.
The view from our table at d’Arrys Veranda, at the d’Arenberg’s vineyard’s Elite restaurant. It was a blissful event.
Want more? How about great information on how to explore Western Australia? Get some real tips from this article from Above us Only Skies HERE
Beautiful Pictures of New Zealand
We cruised New Zealand from Milford Sound at the bottom of the South Island all the way to Auckland up at its North tip. Hopping from port to port of call, admiring its glorious beauty and nature. No other place leaves you wanting more…
Milford Sound Cruising
A mystical aura looms at every corner of this sound. We couldn’t stop taking pictures.
Cruising through Milford Sound was one of the highlights of our 2-week cruise around New Zealand.
Heavenly wouldn’t you say?
Dunedin’s coastline was postcard picture perfect. The sheep roaming the hills, the warm rays lighting up, creating reflections in the water, everything was just perfect.
The Otago Peninsula, home of the Yellow-Eyed Penguin.
A skittish Yellow-Eyed Penguin with its chick.
Sheep farm subject “A”!!!
Akaroa sheep posing for us
Auckland Harbour, our final destination.
Every time we travel to Oceania we get filled with the desire to stay and explore more of it. This vast expanse of the world is a dream come true for all types of travellers. From the great outdoor adventures to cultural discoveries, don’t hesitate to go, it has so much to offer you won’t be disappointed.