#southaustralia

Morialta Conservation Park is a nature reserve in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia and is well known for it's seasonal waterfalls. It covers an area of 5.3 square kilometres and is popular with bushwalkers, rock climbers and photographers.

There are numerous trails but most involve visiting 1 or more of the waterfalls. The Three Falls Hike is the longest and visits all the parks major attractions.

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

4 weeks ago

Trevor Ashby's property south of Mount Gambier looks like a typical dairy farm from the roadside, but hidden among the cows is a tiny portal into a world-class dive site.

The hole in the ground is so small that equipment and divers have to be lowered in separately.

But below the humble entrance is a huge, seemingly bottomless chamber.

6 months, 2 weeks ago

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.

11 months, 1 week ago

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.

11 months, 1 week ago

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.

11 months, 1 week ago

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.

11 months, 1 week ago

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.

11 months, 2 weeks ago

We've recently acquired an off road vehicle which we hope to use for some of our trips around Australia so that we can access hard to reach places. I've had some limited four wheel drive experience but decided to extend that somewhat by testing the vehicle at Loveday 4x4 Adventure Park which is located in Barmera, South Australia and covers a wide area with plenty to occupy drivers of all levels for a weekend.

There's a wide range of vehicles that people take up there and some are looking to test their extensively modified vehicles to the limit. Ours is going to be used for long trips and needs to be efficient so we won't be modifying it anywhere near what can be done and our driving was intentionally conservative. Not withstanding that I thought it handled the moderate obstacles quite comfortably and I felt the vehicle (which we affectionaltely call 'The Beast') could have done a lot more if we'd have stretched it but we're more than happy with it's performance for the moment.

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1 year, 9 months ago

The River Murray is the third longest navgable river in the world with a total length of 2,520 kilometres it is a truly iconic piece of the Australian geographical landscape. It's source is high in the Australian Alps and from there it gradually meanders through three separate states and the diverse scenery that each have before finally reaching the ocean.

This spectacular gallery of images was obtained during a journey on a houseboat and gives you some idea of the scenery you could encounter during a visit to the region. They were taken at various locations on the lower part of the river in South Australia.

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1 year, 9 months ago

Whilst I was getting footage for my 'Freshwater Freediving' Video, I had the misfortune to accidentally hit my head on a rocky outcrop that protruded from the side of the dive site. As a result we had to cut short our videoing and visit the local hospital so I could get stitched up! I actually was recording at the time and from the angle of the camera pointing upwards, it showed what happened (although I didn't see it with the mask I was wearing at the time - I actually avoided one rocky outcrop but in the process hit my head on the one coming out from the other side). I left this footage out of the original video but months later decided that I would put a short video together featuring that particular dive.

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1 year, 10 months ago

Rapid Bay Jetty is regarded as one of the best jetty dives in Australia. Located in South Australia it was once an industrial jetty and later used by the public. In recent years it has been closed as it is no longer considered structurally sound. It is however still accessable to scuba divers, freedivers and snorkelers and can be accessed by swimming to it from the new jetty that runs alongside it and is approximately half the old one's length. The greatest abundance of marine life is to be found at the end where the supporting pillars are more densely located in a series of columns and rows. It is a must do dive for any enthusiast who live in or visits the area.

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1 year, 10 months ago

The Star of Greece is a well known historic shipwreck located at Port Willunga, South Australia.

It is often scuba dived, freedived or snorkelled from the beach, being less than 200 metres swim from the shore. Being in only 5 metres depth it is particularly easy to thoroughly explore by freediving and on a calm day is very interesting with the wreckage spread out over a large area. At low tide part of it actually sticks above the water making it easy to find. It was sunk in a storm with numerous fatalities and the story can be read at the South Australian Maritime Museum where some parts of the ship are also on display. Nearby and overlooking Port Willunga is the Star of Greece Restaurant which is named after the ship.

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1 year, 10 months ago

Stunning galler of images of plant and animal life.

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1 year, 10 months ago

Second Valley is located about an hour and a half drive from Adelaide, South Australia.

A few hundred metres south of the Second Valley Jetty are a series of ocean caverns and swim throughs which can be scuba dived or freedived during calm conditions. They are reasonably shallow at about 5 metres depth and although they are well known to experienced divers, as they are not immediately accessible they are far enough away to only be filmed occasionally. In larger swell however they should be avoided as they are exposed and hazardous.

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1 year, 10 months ago

Freediving Port Noarlunga Reef and Jetty,

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1 year, 10 months ago