High resolution images from Asia-Pacific, including Australia’s Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef, Melbourne, Brisbane, the Sapphire Coast, and Queensland.

Blue Mountains Australia

Australia’s Blue Mountains

Australia’s Blue Mountains, with its famous landmark the Three Sisters, have long been a favoriate tourist destination and weekend getaway for Sydneysiders.

Sydney city skyline at dusk

Sydney Harbour at Night

Sydney Harbour is a beautiful setting for Australia’s largest city, and at night it really sparkles.

Sunset at 1770 Queensland

Town of 1770

It’s an odd name for a town, but then Australia has a lot of unusual-sounding place names (see: Wagga Wagga, Bong Bong, or Humpybong). It’s sometimes listed officially as “Seventeen Seventy.” Locals often write it as “1770”, which gives a better hint as to the history behind the strange name.

Underwater photo of school of large fish

Batfish in Blue

This shot of a school of batfish silhouetted against the sun was taken while diving off Vanuatu.

Australian War Memorial at night

Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial in Canberra has real personality and a fascinating story of ANZAC to tell.

Aerial view of Lady Elliot Island

Up Close and Personal with the Great Barrier Reef

Ever fancied a pre-breakfast swim with turtles and manta rays? If you’ve ever had a hankering to get up close and personal with Australia’s extraordinary Great Barrier Reef, there aren’t many better ways than a trip to Lady Elliot Island Resort.

Rugged coastline in Australia

Australia’s Rugged Coastline

The southern New South Wales coast includes some real gems. Driving along the coast up to Sydney early one morning, I was particularly struck by this rugged headland at Tathra.

Story Bridge at night

Australia’s Sunshine State Capital

The capital of the Australian state of Queensland, Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city and one of the fastest growing metropolitan centers in the country.

View at Point Lookout overlooking the beach at North Stradbroke Island (Photo)

North Stradbroke Island, Australia

Known to the locals as “Straddie,” North Stradbroke Island near Brisbane separates southern Moreton Bay from the Pacific Ocean. With miles of spectacular ocean beaches and an abundance of local marine life such as whales, sharks, turtles, and dolphins, it’s a popular summer holiday destination and yet still manages to feel remote.