Great Australian Bight Photo Locations

Submitted: Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 12:23
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Hi all,

I'm really interested in any info the EO family might have of great spots for photos of the Great Australian Bight.

Looks to me like some good sunrise shots from the Head Of The Bight - but you might have some other great ideas.

I'm all ears (eyes).

Thanks in advance.

Gaz
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Reply By: TerraMer - Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 12:34

Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 12:34
Eucla, Eyre Bird Observatory, Twilight Cove.
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Reply By: Member - Craig F (WA) - Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 14:04

Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 14:04
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Anywhere on the Baxter Cliffs will result in a good picture. Its a must see.

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Follow Up By: Member - Craig F (WA) - Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 14:05

Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 14:05
To note my profile pic is at the west end of the cliffs.
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Follow Up By: GaryW - Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 14:50

Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 14:50
Thanks Craig,

That's exactly the sort of suggestion I'm looking for.

Keep them coming

BTW - Nice Pic
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 15:52

Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 15:52
Craig, it must have been a hell of a ride driving down to the beach! LOL

Cheers
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Follow Up By: TerraMer - Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 17:36

Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 17:36
Beautiful photo Craig
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Reply By: Coenen N & G (WA) - Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 15:46

Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 15:46
Toolinna Cove and just nearby there are great places.
Toolinna is where the builders of the old telegraph line used to put to shore to bring in supplies. Very interesting area.
You can see more in the Places section of this website.
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Reply By: TerraMer - Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 17:33

Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 17:33
I was caretaker at the Eyre Bird Observatory for a short spell back in summer 2005 and it is a fantastic place to spend some time on the Bight. Incredible scenery and surrounds with a bit of history and lots of nature.

Great views from the escarpment, dunes, along the beach.

Short drive down to the start of Baxter Cliffs at Twilight Cove where there is camping resident male sea lion.

Back then they ran photography retreats, among other events, so I'd say it would be a good place to stop over.

I'd show you some of my pics, unfortunately not sure how to attach them to a thread reply, but they have won me several competitions.

Enjoy your trip, hope you post up a blog and share some of the photo spots you found.
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Follow Up By: aboutfivebucks (Pilbara) - Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 21:10

Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 21:10
Off Topic,

TerraMer,
Did you happen to be hanging around the Striling Range after you were at the Eyre Bird Observatory in 2005.
I remember hitching a lift to around the Nat. Park (after hiking the ridge) with someone who had just done time at the Eyre Observatory.


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Follow Up By: TerraMer - Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 21:39

Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 21:39
Sorry aboutfivebucks. Not me. After EBO I did a road trip with a friend to Coffs Harbour via the Snowy Mtns then went back to uni.

I absolutely enjoyed it because I had the place to myself except a week of training the next 2 pairs of caretakers, a paying photographer guest from Sweden and a few 4WD day visitors. I'd love to do it again but it really is a job for a couple with some knowledge of solar water and power and a green thumb.

One of the couples I trained were from around there. That could be who you met.


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Reply By: equinox - Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 18:52

Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 18:52
About 15 kilometres west of Twilight Cove

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Follow Up By: equinox - Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 19:03

Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 19:03
...and looking west from near Wilson Bluff



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Reply By: Member - TLC 001 - Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 20:45

Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 20:45
Hi Gaz,

What an excellent choice. I wanted to camp here for over 30 years and achieved it in 2011. Approx 60k West of Nullarbor, we saw a track to the edge of the cliffs. We followed it, found a flat area and pitched the tent. Early in the morning it became very cold and windy. I moved the car and tied the tent to it. TIP. don't camp here if you have sleep walkers. We were 20m from the edge, and it's 90m down. It was great :) These photos were taken late in the afternoon in June. The setting sun is to the right in the first photo.

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These were taken from the very commercial Head of The Bight viewing area. TIP. don't buy or drink the chemical coffee.. There were a few whales in the water here, doing their thing.. These photos were taken around noon in June and its was overcast.

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Please share your shots once you have completed your trip.

regards

Marcus



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Follow Up By: GaryW - Friday, May 04, 2012 at 08:14

Friday, May 04, 2012 at 08:14
Thanks Marcus - You've got me really looking forward to it.
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