not so green

aerial photos of greenland and beyond

Brisbane to Adelaide

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Springwood, Queensland

Flickr user brewbooks recently posted an extensive series of Australian aerial images taken on a flight from Brisbane to Adelaide. The first image shows the southern Brisbane suburb of Springwood. The image looks southeastalong the Southeast Freeway, with Slacks Creek visible in the distance. Note the shopping mall in the lower left - a Target department store displays a large logo on its roof, best seen in the high-resolution image.

 

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Mt. Alford, Queensland

The next image takes us about 80 kilometers southeast of Brisbane, showing farmland near the town of Mt. Alford.

 

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Severn River Nature Reserve, New South Wales

The next image crosses over the border from Queensland to New South Wales, showing the Pindari Dam on the Severn River, with the Severn River Nature Reserve visible in the upper center, to the left of the reservoir behind the dam.

 

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Pindari Dam, New South Wales

Here's a closeup view of the Pindari Dam on the Severn River, and the reservoir behind it.

 

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Bingara, New South Wales

Next we head 90 kilometers further southeast, to this image of the town of Bingara in New South Wales. The Gwydir River runs through the left side of the image.

 

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Back Creek, New South Wales

Another 40 kilometers brings us to this view of the outback in New South Wales, south of Back Creek.

 

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Mount Kaputar National Park, New South Wales

The next image shows the parallel ridges of the southern part of Mount Kaputar National Park in New South Wales. The area on the left-hand side of this image was burnt in a series of wildfires in November 2006.

 

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Pilliga Forest, New South Wales

Next we have this image showing the eastern edge of the Pilliga Forest in New South Wales. The town of Baan Baa lies near the center of this photo.

 

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Bohena Creek, Pilliga Forest, New South Wales

This image shows the central portion of the Pilliga Forest, with Bohena Creek winding through the center of the image.

 

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Baradine, New South Wales

We finally emerge from the Pilliga Forest, with this image showing the town of Baradine on the forest's western edge.

 

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New South Wales farmland

70 kilometers to the southeast, this image shows farmland south of Coonamble, New South Wales.

 

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West of Nyngan, New South Wales

The landscape turns drier as we proceed towards the central part of New South Wales. This image is west of the town of Nyngan, New South Wales.

 

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Mitchell Highway, New South Wales

Another image from the vicinity of Nyngan, showing the Mitchell Highway.

 

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Mitchell Highway, New South Wales

Here's a closeup view of the Mitchell Highway southeast of Nyngan. The white splotches on the land are small square ponds.

 

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New South Wales farmland

Another view of the New South Wales farmland, southwest of Nyngan.

 

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New South Wales farmland

An abstract pattern in the farmland southwest of Nyngan.

 

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Dry lakebed, New South Wales

We now travel another 300 kilometers southeast, approaching the western part of New South Wales. This area, near the Cobb Highway, has many small circular dry lakebeds, as seen in the next several images.

 

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Dry lakebed, New South Wales

Note the large letter "E" carved into the right-hand side of this lakebed, best seen in the high-resolution version.

 

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Dry lakebed, New South Wales

 

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Victoria/South Australia border

Here's an excellent view of the border between Victoria (left) and South Australia (right), looking south. Different land use patterns in the two states create a border that is highly visible from the air.

 

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Victoria/South Australia border

We've now crossed over into South Australia. The border with the state of Victoria is still visible diagonally at left.

 

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Upper Hermitage, South Australia

We're now approaching Adelaide, here passing over the rural suburb of Upper Hermitage.

 

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Upper Hermitage, South Australia

A couple kilometers east, we have this view looking south along Range North Road in Upper Hermitage.

 

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Hope Valley, South Australia

We now arrive in the outskirts of the city of Adelaide, with this shot showing the suburb of Hope Valley. Note the cricket pitch in the center of the image.

 

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Hope Valley Reservoir, South Australia

The final image in this series shows the Hope Valley Reservoir on the outskirts of Adelaide.

 

Photos taken: March 29, 2007

Photos by: brewbooks

Route: Brisbane to Adelaide

Comments

Thanks for doing this, very interesting.

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