Australia: Down Under

From cutting edge skyscrapers of Melbourne, through Koala sanctuary in Queensland to the iconic Opera House in Sydney. Some of my favourite photographs from the recent few visits down under; Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

Melbourne is by far my favourite city down under. Stylish, creative, coffee obsessed and stark-raving sport mad. It stands tall as the country’s cultural, creative and culinary capital.

Sydney on the other hand, with its picturesque beaches and magnificent bay sparking in the sunlight, is a seductive and breathtakingly attractive city set around one of the world’s most beautiful urban harbours and spread along a panoply of spectacular beaches.

Queensland and Brisbane is where I spent most of my time during several visits to Australia. Over the past two decades the province has transformed itself into economical super powerhouse and the banks of Brisbane river has been filled with high-rise and modern architecture blending into wild landscape of Queensland.

Australia lives with a strange contradiction – the national image of Australia is one of the Outback, and yet nearly all Australians live in big cities. Move outside the coastal fringe, and Australia can feel like a foreign undiscovered country…

Where can you cuddle a koala in Queensland?

Only 12km from Brisbane City, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary with 130 koalas. Hold a koala, hand feed kangaroos and meet a large variety of Australian wildlife in beautiful, natural settings.