Overlooking the western Victorian countryside from the top of Mt Porndon, a 278m-high volcano located 13km southeast of Camperdown. South-western Victoria is home to the third-largest volcanic plains in the world.
(Related: Exploring volcanic Victoria)
Despite a mere 25km separating these two national parks – much-loved by WA’s bushwalkers, climbers and hang-gliders – their geology couldn’t be any more different.
Read more about Porongurup and Stirling ranges in the March-April edition of Australian Geographic (AG#137).
An echidna roams free atop Hanson’s Peak in Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania.
Beyond the tranquil waters atop Zoe Falls, the Coral Sea laps Hinchinbrook Island’s east coast at Zoe Bay.
Science & Environment
A voyage to volatile Heard Island by Antarctic veteran Grahame Budd stirs memories of adventures past and raises concerns of challenges to come.
Sunset over Barn Bluff colours the landscape in shades of pink
Twenty years ago, the world’s largest sand island was inscribed on the World Heritage List, turning this local secret into one of Australia’s must-sees.
At Mungo, in far south-western NSW, you’ll find undulating sandplains, ancient lakebeds, spectacular dunes and abundant fossils.
This week’s reader photo of a canyon in the Blue Mountains, NSW depicts an almost other-wordly scene