What do you think of when you hear the words going bush or beyond the black stump?
All legit locations of outback Australia, and they were on the way to where we were headed. A location so far off the beaten track it ensures that these remote sandstone areas stay untouched thus providing a valuable habitat for native wildlife.
The Never Never of the Kimberley, the northern-most area of Western Australia. A 'wilderness' region guarding some of the most inaccessible coastlines of the world. With the Indian Ocean on the west and turquoise waters of the Timor Sea to the north. The Kimberley is boarded by the Great Sandy Desert to the south and the rough terrain of the Northern Territory in the east.
For those filled with adventure, most will travel along the Great Northern Highway, stopping in at Broome, Halls Creek, the Ord River and on to Kununurra before crossing the boarder into the Northern Territory. On this occasion, my trip was up to the Kimberley with my friend Matt and his trusty Robinson R44 chopper.
One of the hottest parts of Australia, our first stop was the Mitchell Plateau, where we set up camp and headed out early the next morning for the Mitchell Falls.
Exploring this remote region by Helicopter, sleeping under the stars in a swag, escaping the bright lights of urban living to view the undisturbed pristine night sky of north Western Australia was a trip to remember.
If you want to experience one of the best light shows on earth, I'd highly recommend star gazing the sky up here - put it on your bucket list, you'll be richly rewarded.
THROUGH MY LENS
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Many thanks to Matthew Quinlan owner/pilot of MyHeli private charters on the Central Coast of NSW. To Footprint productions and to Nikon Australia for all your support. Kimberley aerials shot on Nikon D800E camera body + Nikkor lenses
AF-S Zoom Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 G ED
AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 G ED
Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 G ED VR II