Historic ghost town Silverton

Silverton

Panoramic views over the former silver mining town in outback New South Wales, Australia. For a short time Silverton was a busy mining town after silver was found in 1875. By 1888 Silverton was connected to South Australia via a tramway.

While most buildings had been relocated after the decline of its mining industry, the remaining ghost town has been used for advertising commercials and films like Wake in Fright, Mad Max 2, Razorback, A Town Like Alice, The Craig, Dirty Deeds and many others.

Today the town has become a popular tourist attraction with several art galleries, museums, cafes and the famous Silverton hotel. Silverton is 24km north-west of Broken Hill or 1,180km west of Sydney.

 

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Moonrise and Sunset at One Tree

Moonrise at SunsetPanorama of a rising Full Moon during Sunset at One Tree Hotel. The full moon always rises close to the time the sun sets and occasionally the full moon rises a few minutes before the sun sets.

This impressive scenario is best seen on flat terrain of which the outback of Australia has plenty to offer. This photo was taken in October 2014 at One Tree Hotel on the Cobb Highway north of Hay.

A 360 degree panorama is probably the best option to capture this moment when the full moon appears opposite the setting sun. The outback setting on the vast plains north of Hay is also free of light pollution to make this event a great experience.

 

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Wreck Bay Beach in Booderee NP

Thumbnail of Wreck Bay Beach

Panorama of Wreck Bay Beach in Booderee National Park at Jervis Bay NSW. The National Park is owned by the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community. The park offers walks through coastal bushland and along scenic beaches, water sports in turquoise water, whale watching and bird watching with over 200 species of birds found in the park.

 

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Homestead Creek in Mutawintji National Park

Mutawintji NP

Panorama of Homestead Creek in the Mutawintji National Park, New South Wales, Australia.

This scenic outback park with colourful Bynguano Ranges is located between White Cliffs and Broken Hill. The rugged desert region had been continuously used by Aboriginals for thousands of years before European settlement. After a long struggle by the traditional owners the area was returned to them in 1998. The park is now held by the Mutawintji Local Aboriginal Land Council and a Board of Management oversees the operation of the park.

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One Tree Hotel, One Tree

Panorama of One Tree Hotel at sunset.

One Tree Hotel was once an important watering stopover for cattle droves from the outback to the markets in the south. The locality One Tree was named after a single large tree which stood nearby at the time. While the respective tree no longer exists, others had been planted around the dams near the recently refurbished hotel.

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