If you want to visit the most photographed sites in any country, you’ll not have to research a lot. But in Australia, being specific in this regard is not easy. There is something for all tastes. The country is not short on spectacular man made buildings, breathtaking natural views of nature that include the seas, the coral reefs, the mountains and the deserts and natural wonders that will have you clicking nonstop. Hence, an attempt will be made here to include something of all categories so that the avid photographer, whatever his likings may be will find this piece useful.
. Sydney Harbour Bridge – This is probably the most photographed man made structure in Australia. It is the world’s tallest steel arch bridge. A photographer can click away from multiple angles. The most spectacular is from the Bridge Climb Sydney followed by clicks from a sail-past in an old world historic boat.
. Sydney Opera House – On the edge of the Harbour Bridge lies this internationally recognizable landmark, the Sydney Opera House. Its peeled away petal looks is surely a photographer’s delight. You can stand in front of the main entrance and take a photo or click one while cruising past down the harbor on a sightseeing boat.
. Ayers Rock – Coming to natural wonders, Ayers Rock or Uluru should be on top of the list. It is thought to have started forming 550 million years ago and is situated 450km from the nearest town Alice Spring. What is awe inspiring is that throughout the day the beauty and the colours keep changing in tune with the movement of the sun. Hence, make it a full day trip to this place and yes, don’t forget to carry a number of fully charged camera batteries with you. You are likely to run out of some of them.
. Dover, Tasmania – If you want to mix a photography expedition with a luxury vacation, try the Peninsula Experience. A helicopter ride from Hobart to Dover down the Déntrecasteaux Channel and then a drive to the elite and luxury accommodation in Tasmaina is through rolling grasslands and a superb view of the Bay. You can also explore the many trails that wander through the area, each having a surprise view at every bend.
· Cape Leeuwin – This is the most south-westerly point of the Australian continent. It has the most photographed lighthouse in Australia, being the tallest in the country. Take in the rugged coastline with stunning views of the area while sipping coffee at the newly opened Cape Leeuein Café. And by the way, keep your camera focused on the seas. Sighting of white whale here is not an unusual occurrence.
· Kangaroo Island – Kangaroo Island lies off the mainland of South Australia and no wild life buff and nature photographer should give it a miss. Most of the island is protected in reserve areas since the place is a home to sea lions, koalas and many bird species. Get to see penguin colonies and striking rock formations at Flinders Chase National Park. Clicking the Remarkable Rocks and the stalactite covered Admirals Arch here is a once in a lifetime experience for any photographer.
These are some of the top photographed places in Australia. However, there are many more that can be easily added to this list.