In October 2012 we embarked on a project to timelapse Australia. Nearly 5 months have gone by, with over 300,000 photos taken and 21TB of WD hard drives full.

This is the first of 10 videos in the Timelapse the World - Australia series.

Please visit to follow the journey, as there is still another month of travel to do here in Australia, before we leave for New Zealand.



Queensland is the second largest state of Australia, spreading over 1.7 million square kms with a coastline exceeding 13,000 kilometres. Queensland is said to be, "Beautiful one day, Perfect the next". The beaches, including the Great Barrier Reef, are spectacular. So, too are the national parks. The capital city, Brisbane, will feature in a special timelapse video of Australia's capital cities.

To the supporters of the project I offer my deepest thanks. In particular I'd like to thank Western Digital for donating 21 TB of storage on hard drives.

A huge thank you goes to my amazing assistant, Sarah.

Special thanks to Lensbaby for some wonderful lenses, Lexar Professional for memory cards, Lowepro for an extraordinary camera bag that accommodates all my gear, Rode Microphones, Velbon and Joby

We stayed at many wonderful hotels, motels and resorts, all generously donated. I urge you to support them if you travel their way. They are:

Rosslyn Bay Resort, Gateway to Keppell at ROSSLYN,
Blue Horizon Resort Apartments, at Hotel Group, at AIRLIE BEACH, WHITSUNDAYS,
Ridgemont Executive Motel & Restaurant at TOWNSVILLE
Mackays Motel at MISSION BEACH
Ramada Resort Port Douglas, at PORT DOUGLAS
Cardwell Beach Motel at CARDWELL
Port Denison Motor Inn at BOWEN
Bona Vista Motel at MACKAY
Ramada Hervey Bay at HERVEY BAY,

Special thanks also to Joc and Rob Boardman & Glenys Hughes

Music by Dan Phillipson

Equipment Used:
Canon 60D
Canon 5Diii
Lensbaby Composer Pro - Edge 80 Optic, Sweet 35 Optic
Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
Canon 24-105mm f/4 L
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L
Canon 70-200mm f/4 L
Rokinon 8mm
Magic Lantern

In case you're interested to know where the timelapse shots were taken here's an itemised list, shot by shot.

1. Sunrise, Mission Beach
2. Mission Beach
3. Sunrise, Cardwell
4 & 5. Beach views between Palm Cove and Port Douglas
6 & 7. Cardwell
8 & 9. Urangan Pier, Hervey Bay
10. Boat scenes at Rosslyn Bay and Airlie Beach
11. Hervey Bay
12. Beach view between Palm Cove and Port Douglas
13. Surfers Paradise - View from SkyPoint Observation Deck
14 - 16. Surfers Paradise beach scenes
17. Airlie Beach, Whitsundays
18 & 19. Singing Ship Monument, Emu Park, near Rosslyn Bay
20 & 21. Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park
22 & 23. Jourama Falls, halfway between Townsville & Cardwell
24. Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park
25. Cathedral Fig Tree, Danbulla Forest Drive, Yungaburra, Atherton Tablelands
26. Glass House Mountains National Park, near Noosa
27. Walshs Pyramid, Wooroonooran National Park, near Gordonvale
28. Natural Bridge, Springbrook National Park, Gold Coast hinterland
29. Total Solar Eclipse, November 14, 2012, Palm Cove

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