Sunset at the Arboretum, Canberra

July 18, 2013  •  7 Comments

The National Arboretum in Canberra has a great new lookout over Canberra. From the top of Dairy Farmers Hill, you can look out over Lake Burley Griffin and the City, see Woden and Tuggeranong, or you can walk a short distance and look out towards the Brindabellas.

Looking over Canberra from Dairy Farmers Hill lookout at the National ArboretumLooking over Canberra from Dairy Farmers Hill lookout, Canberra Arboretum

It's the perfect spot to watch sunset from... the light changes every minute, highlighting different parts of the landscape, setting the clouds on fire and casting a warm, golden glow over everything.

View from Dairy Farmers Hill at the National ArboretumView from Dairy Farmers Hill lookout, Canberra Arboretum

The little plastic triangles protecting the new tree saplings provided some interesting patterns as they light up in the sunlight.

Sunset from Dairy Farmers Hill at the National ArboretumSunset from Dairy Farmers Hill lookout, Canberra Arboretum Sunset from Dairy Farmers Hill at the National ArboretumSunset from Dairy Farmers Hill lookout, Canberra Arboretum-3

It was pretty cold, and the mist in the valleys just before the Brindabellas looked awesome!

Sunset from Dairy Farmers Hill at the National ArboretumSunset from Dairy Farmers Hill lookout, Canberra Arboretum-2

I think I'll be spending a lot more time up here - there are some pretty cool buildings I'd like to photograph, and it will be really nice seeing the trees grow up here over time. Well worth a visit when you have a chance. 


Comments

Tony Dowd(non-registered)
Love your work John! Dairy Farmers Hill is my favourite place in Canberra at the moment and you've captured it magnificently! With a 25km/h+ Westerly blowing, DFH is the perfect spot for flying my slope soaring wing. The views over the Brindies are frequently breathtaking, especially when snow storms blow in and play with the light. I love Canberra :)
Jon Harris Photography
Thanks Tanya :)
Tanya Davies(non-registered)
Too awesome Jon!
Jon Harris Photography
Ah yes, I recall riding up there a time or too also... you should definitely check it out with the kids when you are next in town - they have an AMAZING playground shaped like giant acorns...
Meg(non-registered)
Nice work! I used to run up Dairy Farmers Hill regularly back in the old days...view was a little different! Great shots :)
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