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Fossil Cave is an underwater cave located in Mount Gambier, South Australia. It can be accessed by those who hold CDAA (Cave Divers Association of Australia) Cave Certification or higher.

The cave gets it's name from the large number of extinct animal bones that were discovered there in the 1970's whilst it was being surveyed. It's now more known for it's crystal clear water and interesting topography but you can still see the pickets around which the survey grid was attached.

There is also another small underwater cave at the other end of the sinkhole, which has some interesting features but it's mainly the south eastern cave that is dived. Divers enter one end of a crescent shaped surface pool but as the passages below curves around following this crescent, a greenish tinged light can be seen refracting through the water from above in many parts of the dive site. It's one of the more unique caves to dive in the region.

This video was put together in 2015 and originally uploaded to our other channel 'Endurance Swimmer Australia' where you'll find all of our aquatic activities. Due to the the picturesque nature of the cave it's also an approprite fit for 'Oz in Pictures'.

St Mary Peak is the highest point in the Flinders Ranges and is a bucket list hike in Australia for keen hikers. Located in Wilpena Pound, It's a demanding hike but within the ability of most healthy active people as long as adequate steps are taken. You can ascend to the Tandarra Saddle via a trail on either the outside (the steeper approach) or the inside (less steep but longer approach) of the pound. From there you follow a futher rocky trail to the summit itself. To do the full loop (taking in both the outer and inner trails and the trail to the summit) is 21.5 kilometers and requires a full day. An early start is preferable particularly in summer. You should take a minimum of 4 litres of water, climb in good weather (in the wet it can be very slippery). Needless to say you should also take sunscreen and wear appropriate footwear.

On a clear dy the view from the summit itself is hard to put into words. Pictures don't do it justice, you have to go there nd do it yourself. I fully recommend anyone who is physically capable does it at lest once in their life.

This video was put together in 2014 and originally uploaded to our other channel 'Endurance Swimmer Australia' but the picturesque views actually make it a more appropriate fit for 'Oz in Pictures'.

St Mary Peak is the highest point in the Flinders Ranges and is a bucket list hike in Australia for keen hikers. Located in Wilpena Pound, It's a demanding hike but within the ability of most healthy active people as long as adequate steps are taken. You can ascend to the Tandarra Saddle via a trail on either the outside (the steeper approach) or the inside (less steep but longer approach) of the pound. From there you follow a futher rocky trail to the summit itself. To do the full loop (taking in both the outer and inner trails and the trail to the summit) is 21.5 kilometers and requires a full day. An early start is preferable particularly in summer. You should take a minimum of 4 litres of water, climb in good weather (in the wet it can be very slippery). Needless to say you should also take sunscreen and wear appropriate footwear.

On a clear dy the view from the summit itself is hard to put into words. Pictures don't do it justice, you have to go there nd do it yourself. I fully recommend anyone who is physically capable does it at lest once in their life.

This video was put together in 2014 and originally uploaded to our other channel 'Endurance Swimmer Australia' but the picturesque views actually make it a more appropriate fit for 'Oz in Pictures'.

There is a series of well known freshwater ponds and channels called Ewens Ponds near Mount Gambier in South Australia that are popular with scuba divers and snorkellers. What is less well known and not completely obvious is that there is creek that goes from the 3rd pond to a seldom visited 4th pond and then continues all the way to the coast. It's called 'Eight Mile Creek' although it doesn't get it's name from it's length but rather because where it finishes at the coast is about eight miles to the east of Port MacDonnell. It's closer to 2 kilometers in length.

When in the channels and creek you can drift along effortlessly and enjoy the ride due to the constant downstream water flow. It's a really nice trip that takes just over an hour with crystal clear water most of the time. Unlike most of the freshwater activities in Mount Gambier which one needs to be a qualified cave diver to experience, this one can be enjoyed by anyone who can swim although a thick wetsuit is recommended as the water seldom gets above 16 degrees centagrade.

This video was put together in 2015 and originally uploaded to our other channel 'Endurance Swimmer Australia' but the picturesque nature of the creek also make it an appropriate fit for 'Oz in Pictures'.

Mount Remarkable is locted in the Southern Flinders Ranges in South Australia in a national park (of the same name as the peak). It is 995 metres high and while there are a number of hikes in the area the summit hike is the most popular.

This hike can be done from the eastern side of the range starting from the War Memoril Monument. A hike to the summit and back is just over 12 kilometers.

This video was put together in 2014 and originally uploaded to our other channel 'Endurance Swimmer Australia' but the picturesque views actually make it a more appropriate fit for 'Oz in Pictures'.

Moonta Bay is located on the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. The area was well known for copper mining and you can visit some of the historic mining sites on the tourist railway which departs from the platform adjacent to the Moonta Mines Museum. The area is sometimes referred to as 'Little Cornwall' and it is probably little wonder that the locals claim that they make some of the best cornish pasties. The area is popular with locals and the jetties are popular with fishermen and scuba divers.

A DJI Spark drone was used to capture the footage of the area including Moonta and Port Hughes jetties, the coastline of Moonta Bay, the mangroves approaching the Bird Islands and the Moonta Mines Tourist Railway.

The coastline of the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia is well known for it's beaches and spectacular vistas. Located to the south of Adelaide and only all of it able to be visited within a day trip it is a popular location for locals and tourists.

This video features photos from both the air and the ground of the Murray River Mouth, Port Elliot, Horseshoe Bay, The Bluff, Rapid Bay, Second Valley, Port Noarlunga and Brighton Beach.

Port Noarlunga in South Australia is located south of the Adelaide CBD and as the name suggests, was originally built as a sea port. It's now primarily a destination for holidays and weekend trips. Probably the most notable feature is a 1.6 kilometer long reef that is partly exposed (particularly at low tide) that runs perpendicular to the shore. There is also a long jetty that goes right up to the reef which is popular with fishermen and also scuba divers that use it to provide a method of entering and leaving the water close to the reef.

In this video we get a good look at Port Noarlunga, including the reef, jetty and coastline from the air. A DJI Spark drone was used to capture the footage.

The Whispering Wall is actually a dam in the Barossa Reservoir, South Australia. It was completed in 1903 and was a revolutionary engineering feat for it's time. However what attracts visitors is the dam's acoustic qualities. Visitors can whisper at one side and their words can clearly be heard at the corresponding position on the opposite side.

In this video we get a look at the Whispering Wall and the various views along the Barossa Reservoir from the air. A DJI Spark drone was used to capture the footage.

Port Gawler in South Australia was once an active town due to it's wharf and surrounding grain areas, however it's now known more for fishing, crabbing and bird watching. It's also quite well known for it's off road bike track and go kart tracks.

In this video it can be seen from the air along with the Gawler River and surrounding mangroves. A DJI Spark drone was used to capture the footage.

The Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia, is a 244 kilometre coastal drive between Torquay and Allansford. It was built by returned servicemen and dedicated to solidiers that lost their lives during World War 1. Appropriately there is a memorial to commemorate this. It's considered the world's larges war memorial and is a popular tourist attraction with it's spectacular views.

Fraser Island is located just off the coast of Queensland, Australia near Hervey Bay. It's about 123 kilometres long and is about 22 kilometres wide at it's widest point. With it's lush rainforests and pristine freshwater creeks and inland lakes, it's a popular place for tourism and four wheel driving.

We spend 8 days on the island in 2018 and were able to take many stunning photos during that time. This is a collection that we feel captures some of our favorite places on the island that we went.

The Murray River at 2,508 kilometres is the longest river in Australia. It's source is high in the Australian Alps, then meanders across some of the inland plains that form the border between New South Wales and Victoria before entering South Australia which is perhaps where it is at it's most spectacular. It eventually reaches the ocean via Lake Alexandrina (which at it's widest point is itself over 38 kilometres).

The Murray is a well known tourist attraction and is also used as a fresh water source. It's a popular destination for water sports and holidays. Perhaps the best way to see it is by doing a houseboat trip on it and it was during such a trip that we took this series of spectacular images.

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