a.The WaterfallThe Waterfall. One of the many waterfalls in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. This park, which is part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, protects an unusually diverse range of vegetation communities. There are isolated animal populations and rare and ancient plants tucked away in its deep gorges, and home of the living fossil, the Wollemi pine.
b.A River to SomewhereA River to Somewhere. A small river flowing through the countryside near Aberdeen, New South Wales. Aberdeen is a small rural service town located on the side of a hill beside the Hunter River between Muswellbrook and Scone. It is 273 km north of Sydney and 186 m above sea-level with a population of around 1,750. The district around Aberdeen was once occupied by the Wanaruah people.
c. The BillabongThe Billabong.Taken on a rural property near Tamworth, New South Wales. Billabong is an Australian word used to refer to an oxbow lake, a stagnant pool of water attached to a waterway. Billabongs are usually formed when the path of a creek or river changes, leaving the former branch with a dead end. Tamworth is the Country Music Capital of Australasia, the largest and most fascinating tourist region in NSW;
d. The RainforestThe Rainforest. The world’s forests comprise a major store of global carbon. Roughly half of the carbon in a forest is stored in the soil and half in the biomass; 85-95% of the biomass carbon is in the trees. The international community is debating whether emission trading should be extended to include the carbon stored in native forest ecosystems. If this happens then forests will have a new market value.
e. Kata TjutaKata Tjuta.This World Heritage listed huge rock formation photographed by Maureen Short, from Uluru. It lies some 32 kilometers west of Uluru. They are remarkable geological and landform features in a contrasting, relatively flat, sand-plain environment. The traditional land owners of Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park, are direct descendants of the beings who created our lands during the Tjukurpa (Creation Time).
f. Berrima LandscapeBerrima is the much loved small colonial town which is a living example of early colonial architecture dating back to the 1830's. Built around the idea of an "English Village Common" Berrima today captivates all who visit. Here you will find many businesses housed in superb colonial architecture that are a pleasure to pursue.
g. Bush Hut - Ben BullenBush-hut. Original old farmers hut in the Lithgow, Ben Bullen region of New South Wales, and the Gardens of Stone National Park. This park conserves 15,031 hectares. A new addition to the Park it is an ancient landscape of majestic cliffs and strange rock formations. Varied terrain from limestone outcrops to sandstone escarpments. The pagoda rock formations are a prominent feature of the park.
j. Lake McKenzie, Fraser IslandLake McKenzie, Fraser Island - There are many different aspects to Fraser Island, but the awe-inspiring beauty of Lake McKenzie makes it probably the most visited natural site on the island. It is a 'perched' lake, which means it contains only rainwater, no groundwater, is not fed by streams and does not flow to the ocean. The sand and organic matter at the base of the lake form an impervious layer, preventing rainwater from draining away.