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'Photoventures': The Australian Way

21 Mar 2016

I have a mate who is really getting into his photography. His passion was fuelled by a recent trip to Cuba, a country known for its photogenic people and stunningly picturesque locations. He’s now bought himself a DSLR and is planning a few trips based around Australia.

Australia has an unlimited number of spectacular locations to capture breathtaking shots. So for the budding photographers among you, we’ve compiled a list of ‘top spots’ close to a few of our parks. We’ll build on this list over the coming weeks, but for the meantime here’s a few to get you started.

Margaret River

PhotoventuresImage: Margaret River Mouth; Credit: Alan Lam for TravelMag

The Margaret River needs little introduction. Head a few hours south from Perth and you’ll be able to focus your lens on anything from the vibrant wineries and breweries to the numerous white sand beaches around the coastline. If you’re lucky enough to be there between June and November you might get the chance to snap a migratory whale.

Where to stay:

Discovery Parks - Bunbury Village
Discovery Parks - Bunbury Foreshore

Mornington Peninsula

PhotoventuresImage: Cape Schanck; Credit: Peter Tarasiuk and Visit Victoria

The Mornington Peninsula landscape is known for its beaches and inland wineries and is a photographers dream. Whatever the time of the day, the contrast of the headland and the ocean colliding offer a number of photographic opportunities. Experienced photographers might find some slightly more detailed inspiration in this blog from photographer David Barrett. The peninsula also offers over 19 golf courses right on the water, so pack the camera into the cart and have a day of ‘pics and putts’.

Where to stay:

Discovery Parks - Geelong
Discovery Parks - Melbourne

The Bellarine Peninsula

PhotoventuresImage: Sunset of the bay at Geelong; Credit: Barton van Laar and Visit Victoria

There’s a reason so many couples choose to get married on the Bellarine Peninsula. The beautiful landscapes and seascapes are incredibly impressive and offer the perfect backdrop for a wedding photo collection. That doesn’t mean you have to get married there though, grab the camera and go see for yourself.

Head to The Ocean Grove Nature Reserve or the Bellarine Wetlands to see the wildlife or go out on a boat for the day to capture a Dolphin jumping the waves. For some inspiration for the beginners, head down the road and take a peek at the stunning images unveiled at the 51st Wildlife Photographer of the Year with the Australian exhibition premiere at the National Wool Museum, Geelong.

Where to stay:

Discovery Parks - Geelong
Discovery Parks - Melbourne

Happy snapping!



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