The following photo series is a celebration of the diverse natural landscapes in Queensland, Australia. It zig zags due north from the Sunshine coast to the mountains, in search of pristine coastlines, waterholes and mountain trails.
The peak of summer in this part of the world is balmy and hot. The mornings before the sun blares are the best times to rise and be active, before packing up camp. During the mid mornings large “March Flies” can be carnivorous so it’s best to hit the road again, or find a place of refuge from the relentless Australian sun. The evenings are long and drenched in nostalgia; finding the perfect place to camp for the night, lighting a fire and cooking a meal to rise early again the following morning. The wet tropics in North Queensland are abundant with primitive native plant families and have been declared as a world heritage site since 1988. This area consists of 400 protected areas; The national parks and the wetlands run through gorges and waterfalls. Wallaman falls, (featured) is located 2 hours north of Townsville and is the highest single drop waterfall in Australia.
Further north this road story crosses into the Daintree rainforest. The Full moon rise in Cape tribulation marks the turning point before heading south again to Mission Beach. This drive is known as the Cassowary Coast, providing habitat the for the elusive yet prehistoric looking bird that is the third tallest species in the world.