Aussie ABC – D is for Dune!
It’ll take massive advances in virtual reality to develop a lounge-room based version of ‘sand dune sports’ – if it ever can be!
BUT for the moment, pretty much the only way to slide down, climb up, frolic in, pose on, admire, photograph or otherwise enjoy the dunes of Australia in their many guises, is to actually visit them.
Luckily, they’re nearly everywhere!
Yes, I get that Australia’s not the only country in the world with dunes, but they’re spectacular wherever and in whichever variety they come – as well as providing unparalleled recreation opportunities AND a habitat for local flora and fauna.
My self-drive, self-titled OZ Dune Discovery Tour has already taken a few years – and I’ve still got a lot of the country to go! But take the tour with me and see what I’ve discovered so far …
Not all of Australia’s dunes are on the coast. In fact, it’s quite likely that the majority of them are in the vast, dry, RED inland arid zones and desert areas.
I’m quite happy to be proven wrong – although I’ve visited both regions, I haven’t (yet) seen (or done!) a count that’d prove it one way or another!
Some of the inland dunes aren’t actually RED … but whatever colour they are, the lure of making fresh tracks across the sand remains the same!
It’s right up there with sliding, jumping, sledding, rolling, drawing, tracking, photographing, crawling, trekking, wandering and walking them.
Or just lying down 😀
Expect stunning views, panoramic vistas. Patterns, shadows and swirls. Colours and contrasts. Plants and animals. And a vision of unspoilt Australia from top to bottom.
With not too many other people!
Spectacular? Of course! But there’s a notable and shameful omission – I’m yet to visit the biggest and most spectacular OZ dune of all – Big Red*!
It’s a scary thought, Red Nomad OZ visiting Big Red. Who knows what intergalactic seismic shifts the combination of these two powerful RED forces will unleash on the universe?
Watch this space!!
*Take the link for Carl & Heidi’s take on Big Red at ‘Australia Daily Photo’
Visit some of the locations in the photos above: