Our first foray into the Australian outback was four days camping in the Willandra National Park. The park is a former sheep station, that was famous for its wool. Now, the homestead and surrounding plains habitat are being restored to its original state and the biodiversity is recovering. Read more about the history of the Willandra National Park.
Sunrise over a backwater of the Willandra Creek
The shearing sheds and buildings of the former sheep station
are preserved for posterity in the Willandra National Park
Secluded billabongs are a haven for wildlife
The principal habitat under conservation are the grassy plains
which stretch to the horizon
After a decade of drought, recent rains have brought
life and colour back to the grasslands
With our two vehicles we set of for a safari
around the Willandra National Park
The grasslands are a habitat for Emu and...
After the safari, David fishes for carp in a billabong...
...while Bonny and Simon set up a barbecue
under the shade of a coolibah tree...
...watched over by inquisitive Gallahs
At the end of the day, a blazing sunset over the Willandra plains