The Sky at Night, West of Broken Hill NSW
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Outback sunrise Near Broken Hill, NSW


Taking a 4×4 camper west to Broken Hill, deep into the outback to witness the most amazing sunrises and sunsets is pure adventure

Those who stop dreaming are lost

Australian Aboriginal Proverb

In the two or three visits I’ve previously made to Australia, I’ve never experienced or witnessed the pure outdoors and real adventure it can offer those who want to really feel they are close to nature….until now.


It’s not for the faint hearted but a few days out of the city you’ll soon begin to lose the frantic urgency of ‘normal life’ and slow right down, sleeping and waking with the sun – making sure to experience every single hour of daylight. Finding somewhere to camp for the night became our daily mission, a simple supper and then settle down with a fire to watch nature unfold the most spectacular of sunsets, the colours unfold before you and the scene is ever changing until Venus pops into the sky to acknowledge the beginning of nightfall.


With the darkness of night and the lack of light pollution, the stars make a glorious appearance.  The milky way is clearly visible to the naked eye and the vastness of the universe becomes apparent.  A gentle light and the gala’s making their morning voices heard wake us just before dawn and as the sky turns pink around us another photographic treat unfolds.

The sun rises very quickly, with a 20 minute window at most – each minute a different photographic scene.

‘Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and I remember more than I have seen.’

Benjamin Disraeli

Hamish Scott-Brown

Professional Photographer / Co-founder & workshop leader