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Looking down at the disused jetty at Cape du Couedic, a narrow promontory jutting out of the most south-westerly point of Kangaroo Island in South Australia. ⠀
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Once, all supplies for the island arrived here by ship, before being transferred by dinghy to the jetty and hauled up the steep cliffs. Below, lies the vast Southern Ocean – next stop, Antarctica!
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We visited @authentickangarooisland as part of a road trip with @hertzaustralia and @sealinkki.⠀
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#KangarooIsland #capeducouediclighthouse #capeducouedic #FlindersChase #FlindersChaseNationalPark #SeeSouthAustralia #SouthAustralia #SeaLinkKI #SeeAustralia #visitaustralia #Australia #authenticKI #Adelaide #australiansummer #australianstyle #oceanair #KI #roadtrip #roadtripaustralia #roadtripping #driveaustralia #wonderful_places #exploretocreate #watchthisinstagood #lppathfinders #ausgeo #lonelyplanet
One of the few sealed roads in the region cuts its way through the dry and dusty mountains beneath a brilliant and cloudless sky in the Danakil Desert in #Ethiopia.⠀
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By certain measures, the Danakil Depression is considered to be the hottest place on Earth with temperatures regularly reaching 45°C (113°F). Less than an inch of rainfall occurs each year. It is the hottest inhabited place on Earth where the Afar people carving out an meagre existence by mining salt in the region.⠀
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#LakeAsale #Asale #sunset #Dallol #Danakil #DanakilDesert #DanakilDepression #Afar #AfarRegion #adventurethatislife #liveoutdoors #awesomepix #ourlonelyplanet #travelawesome #danikaldesert #hottestplace #hottestplaceonearth #extemeheat #optoutside #earthpix #neverstopexploring #keepitwild #thegreatoutdoors #lpfanphoto #lppathfinders
Mount Tasman pitched against clear skies on a fine Autumn day in the Southern Alps of New Zealand's South Island.⠀
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Mount Tasman (Horokoau in Māori) at 3,497m (11,473ft) is New Zealand's second highest mountain. We took a short hike around nearby Lake Matheson, during our @gadventures multisport tour of the South Island, and were treated to excellent views of this beautiful mountain . ⠀
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#Aoraki #MountCook #mountcooknz #MountTasman #MtCook #SouthernAlps #Matheson #LakeMatheson #FranzJosef #foxglacier #mountcooknationalpark #southislandnewzealand #southisland #southislandnz #newzealand #NZMustDo #RealMiddleEarth #NZ #visitnewzealand #lppathfinders #lonelyplanet #gadventures #liveoutdoors #bestintravel #thegreatoutdoors #wellhiked #takeahike #hikingadventures #getoutstayout #ig_newzealand
An idyllic scene spreads out before us during a late afternoon hike along the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway on New Zealand's South Island. ⠀
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The Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway is known for its epic ocean views, sweeping montane vistas, multiple seal colonies, and easy access from the popular town of Kaikoura. We spent an afternoon hiking the walkway on our @gadventures multisport tour of the South Island.⠀
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#KaikouraNZ #kaikourapeninsula #kaikouracoast #kaikoura⠀
#kaikourapeninsulawalkway #visitnewzealand #nzlandscape #kaikoura #southislandnz #RealMiddleEarth #NZ #lppathfinders #gadventures #liveoutdoors #bestintravel #thegreatoutdoors #wellhiked #takeahike #hikingadventures #getoutstayout  #lonelyplanet #southislandnewzealand #southisland #greatwalksnz #newzealand #purenewzealand #nzmustdo
Just one of the many secluded coves to be found on the Abel Tasman Coastal Track on New Zealand's South Island. ⠀
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The Abel Tasman Coastal Track is a gently undulating trail through the Abel Tasman National Park. The park boasts golden beaches, clear waters and lush coastal native bush – ideal terrain for a long-distance hiking trail. The total trail length is around 60km (2-3 days), but we only had time for a brisk 13km during a half-day hike with @gadventures – enough to enjoy a bounty of views like this. ⠀
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#abeltasman #abeltasmannationalpark #abeltasmancoasttrack #greatwalksnz #newzealand #purenewzealand #nzmustdo #nelsontasman #lovemotueka #southislandnewzealand #southisland #southislandnz  #RealMiddleEarth #NZ #visitnewzealand #lppathfinders #gadventures #liveoutdoors #bestintravel #thegreatoutdoors #wellhiked #takeahike #EpicHikes #EpicHikesoftheWorld #hikingadventures #getoutstayout #ig_newzealand #lonelyplanet
New Zealand's highest and second highest mountains – Aoraki / Mount Cook and Mount Tasman – rise above the still waters of Lake Matheson. ⠀
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Mount Tasman at 3,497m (11,473ft) is New Zealand's second highest mountain, while Aoraki / Mount Cook is its highest at 3,724m (12,218ft). We took a gentle hike around Lake Matheson, located in New Zealand's South Island enjoying some of the finest views in the land on route. ⠀
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#Aoraki #MountCook #mountcooknz #MountTasman #MtCook #SouthernAlps #Matheson #LakeMatheson #FranzJosef #foxglacier #mountcooknationalpark #southislandnewzealand #southisland #southislandnz #newzealand #NZMustDo #RealMiddleEarth #NZ #visitnewzealand #lppathfinders @gadventures #gadventures #liveoutdoors #bestintravel  #thegreatoutdoors #wellhiked #takeahike #hikingadventures #getoutstayout #ig_newzealand
The boardwalk at the beginning of the Ōkārito Trig Walk on the west coast of the South Island in New Zealand. ⠀
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Just a few kilometers to the north of Franz Josef sits the coastal settlement of Ōkārito and the Ōkārito Lagoon. The Trig Walk is a short but vigorous hike up to a lookout of unsurpassed views: a panoramic vista across the surrounding ocean, estuary, sea cliffs, lush forest and, of course, the Southern Alps. ⠀
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#Ōkārito #Okarito #OkaritoTrigWalk #okaritolagoon #FranzJosef #southislandnewzealand #southisland #southislandnz #newzealand #NZMustDo #RealMiddleEarth #NZ #visitnewzealand #SouthernAlps #lppathfinders @gadventures #gadventures #liveoutdoors #neverstopexploring #keepitwild #thegreatoutdoors #wellhiked #stayandwander #takeahike #hikingadventures #getoutstayout #wildernessculture
The iconic and striking Uluru (previously Ayers Rock) at its finest during #sunset in the Northern Territory in Australia. ⠀⠀
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The giant sandstone rock formation is located in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, 335km (208mi) southwest of the nearest large town, Alice Springs. We hiked around the base of Uluru – a circumference of 9.4km – before watching the sunset when the red rock turns a crimson pink and makes for a stunning and peaceful experience.⠀
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#Australia #seeaustralia #Uluru #ayersrock #ulurukatatjutanationalpark #ulurusunset #visituluru #visitaustralia #northernterritory #visitnorthernterritory #ntaustralia #katatjuta  #alicesprings #therocktour #theoutback #outback #outbackaustralia #lppathfinders #wellhiked #stayandwander #takeahike #travelawesome #lpPathfinders #GreyhoundAustralia #exploreuluru @AusOutbackNT #NTaustralia #redcentre
A beautiful but bittersweet end to our small-ship expedition in the Great Barrier Reef with @CoralExpeditions. ⠀
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Over the past week, we have dived six of the best sites we've ever seen, meeting lionfish, rays, sea turtles, clownfish and even a shark or two. We've snorkelled in clear waters and learnt just how precious this Natural World Wonder really is. We chose a small ship accredited by @EcoTourismAustralia to explore the area in a sustainable way. The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest collection of coral reefs. We pray it will be preserved for generations and beyond.⠀
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#suburycay #seeaustralia #thisisqueensland @Australia @queensland #GreatBarrierReef  #lovethereef #CoralExpeditions #CoralExpeditionsII #gbr #gbrmarinepark #ExploreTNQ #expeditions #smallshipcruising #ausgeo #lppathfinders #LoveTheReef  @gbrmarinepark  #ecotourismaustralia #ecotourism #sunset #sandbank
This remarkable ray took us by surprise when he slid across the seabed off Watson's Bay on Lizard Island in the Great Barrier Reef. ⠀
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We were taken aback by his protruding eyes, unlike any ray we've seen before. He circled us curiously before darting off in search of more enticing prey. We *think* he's a whipray, but are open to advice from our learned friends.⠀
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Lizard Island was just one stop of many on our small-ship expedition in the Great Barrier Reef with @CoralExpeditions. ⠀⠀
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#thisisqueensland #lizardisland #watsonsbay #blackspottedwhipray #whipray #coachwhipray #ray #lizardislandnationalpark #likenowhereelse #seeaustralia @Australia @queensland #GreatBarrierReef #gbrmarinepark #exploretnq #CoralExpeditions #CoralExpeditionsII #gbr #gbrmarinepark #snorkel #ExploreTNQ #expeditions #smallshipcruising #lppathfinders #diving #underwaterphotography #scubadiving #scuba #ausge #LoveTheReef  @gbrmarinepark @ecotourismaustralia #ecotourismaustralia #ecotourism
The startling and ornate lionfish we spotted during an early morning dive at Steve's Bommie in the Great Barrier Reef.⠀
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Steve’s Bommie is an incredible dive site located at Ribbon Reef No.3 in the GBR. This lionfish was just one fine example of the magnificent marine life we observed during the dive. ⠀
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In fact, it was one of our favourite dives ever and just one of the awesome dive sites we explored during our small-ship expedition with @CoralExpeditions. ⠀⠀
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#thisisqueensland #StevesBommie #bommie #lionfish #RibbonReef #RibbonReef3 #seeaustralia #reef #oceanreef @Australia @queensland #GreatBarrierReef #gbrmarinepark #lovethereef #CoralExpeditions #CoralExpeditionsII #gbr #gbrmarinepark #snorkel #dive #ExploreTNQ #expeditions #smallshipcruising #snorkeling #lppathfinders #diving #underwaterphotography #scubadiving #scuba #ausge
We found Nemo (aka a bi-color Clownfish or Anemonefish) while diving Nathan Reef in the #GreatBarrierReef in #Australia. Anemonefish are native to the warmer waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, including the Great Barrier Reef. ⠀
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We’ve been diving for four years now and have seen some of the best marine life here in the GBR. The 900 Islands and 2,900 coral reefs make up one of the largest ecosystems in the world and the largest collection of coral reefs, with 400 types of coral, 1,500 species of fish and 4,000 types of mollusc!⠀
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We’ve been having an amazing time diving the reef on our small-ship expedition with @CoralExpeditions. ⠀
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#thisisqueensland #Nemo #Clownfish #Anemonefish #NathanReef #seeaustralia #reef #oceanreef @Australia @queensland #GreatBarrierReef #gbrmarinepark #lovethereef #CoralExpeditions #CoralExpeditionsII #gbr #gbrmarinepark #snorkel #dive #ExploreTNQ #expeditions #smallshipcruising #snorkeling #lppathfinders #diving #underwaterphotography #scubadiving #scuba #ausgeo