Today I’m bringing you a simple kind of video. While traveling through the Australian Outback on the train called the Ghan (which yes I have been talking about a lot lately) I was surprised at how different and lively the Australian Outback was.
In my head when you say “Australian Outback” I originally imagined the desert, and a lot of low lying shrubs and bushes that are very deadly looking, but what I actually saw as I traveled through the middle of this vast country was a lot different. Yes there was everything I thought there might be but there was also a whole lot more and as soon as you could blink the landscape changed from desert to grasses, low lying bushes, to large shrubs to full out forests, filled with ivy or dotted with termite mounds. The Outback wasn’t just flat either, there were mountainous regions like the Flinders Ranges and more it was really quite surprising.
Each night there were breath taking sunsets and each morning there were beautiful sunrises. I saw wild dingos, others saw kangaroos and even though we were traveling on the same train together for 3 days and 2 nights most of us came away with different experiences however each one of us on this journey enjoyed it and had not a bad word to say about it.
The following video simply brings you all of the landscapes I saw in the Australian Outback while traveling on the train and I hope you enjoy it. Visit here for Domestic Flights in Australia from Sydney to Adelaide or Darwin so you too could enjoy the Ghan. Stay tuned for a new video coming soon with a more detailed over view of my journey on the Ghan. Keep on traveling.
This video was filmed with with my Nikon D5100 using a 17mm – 55mm f2.8 lens (thanks Nikon!) and a Sanyo Xacti HD1010.
Jools StoneMay 17, 2012 at 8:36 pm
Nice, nice, nice!
Alexa MeislerMay 10, 2012 at 6:41 pm
The part where the sun was setting is quite spectacular and peaceful at the same time. Great video!
CailinMay 13, 2012 at 12:07 pm
Thanks Alexa! The whole trip felt a lot like that actually :)
Joe WongMay 3, 2012 at 3:05 pm
A video is worth more than 1000 words. Thanks for sharing this great experience of yours ;)
CailinMay 13, 2012 at 12:06 pm
thanks Joe! I’m glad you enjoyed it :)
AmandaApril 27, 2012 at 10:15 pm
Looks awesome, Cailin!
CailinMay 2, 2012 at 10:59 pm
Thanks Amanda, it was probably one of my favourite trips ever! Stay tuned for more videos from it! :)
LaurenceApril 26, 2012 at 4:13 pm
Man, that outback sky. So incredible!
CailinMay 2, 2012 at 11:00 pm
It was pretty awesome! and it reminded me a bit of the Canadian Prairies :)
SteveApril 26, 2012 at 4:07 pm
Great video. Looks a inspiring journey to take.
CailinMay 2, 2012 at 11:01 pm
It really was, and I might be biased but I think join from Adelaide to Darwin is the best way to do it :)
RyanApril 26, 2012 at 12:43 am
Looks like some amazing scenery! Nice work on the video.
CailinApril 26, 2012 at 11:50 am
Thanks Ryan! It was my first time using the Nikon D5100, tricky to figure out the focus sometimes first :) A few of the shots were also with my Sanyo, I think I’m pretty happy with it :)
Audrey | That BackpackerApril 26, 2012 at 12:02 am
Looks like a wonderful journey! The landscapes are far more varied than I would have expected! :D
CailinApril 26, 2012 at 11:52 am
I was amazed by it too! I was an awesome trip :)
Nancy E JenkinsApril 25, 2012 at 10:39 pm
Have traveled by coach all over except to Western.
CailinApril 26, 2012 at 11:54 am
You should check out the rail passes that they offer! I have yet to visit the west coast, but I will get there some day! :)
Nancy E JenkinsApril 25, 2012 at 10:36 pm
Would love to get back to Australia and travel the rails this time, all over the country.
Nancy E JenkinsApril 25, 2012 at 10:38 pm
Loved the video, would like to see more rail travel by self.
CailinApril 26, 2012 at 11:56 am
thanks Nancy! :)
CailinApril 26, 2012 at 11:58 am
I hope to travel on one of their other tracks someday too! :)