Jake Anderson is an adventure photographer who scours the land in search of incredible places to shoot. Here are 11 of his favourite locations to photograph in New South Wales.

Jake is running our Wilderness Photography Escape in the Blue Mountains on the 21st – 22nd October if you wanted to learn from the man himself!

# 1 Three Sisters

The selling point of the entire Blue Mountains and one of the top 5 most visited places in Australia. Also one of the easier places to get to, so a perfect one to start with.Jake Anderson Three Sisters Blue Mountains

# 2 Blue Mountains Crags and Canyons

The canyons and crags require a little more experience than just hiking capabilities but there are a range of tour providers in Katoomba with the capabilities to get virtually anyone into these mystical places.

Jake Anderson Canyon Adventure Photography

Jake Anderson Canyon Adventure Photography

# 3 Kosciusko National Park

Kosci is a place that possesses incredible beauty no matter the season, whether you’re hiking through summer or skiing in winter. You’ll be able to capture a variety of colours and shapes, textures and perspectives and you’ll have the time and the space to practice your new craft in this stunning yet under-visited location.

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# 4 Norah Head

The Central Coast has a whole bunch of amazing places to shoot – I could go on and on. Norah Head Lighthouse is one of these truly amazing places to watch the sun come up and welcome in the new day. Maybe even jump in the water or do some beach sprints to cap it all off!

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# 5 Putty Beach/ Bouddi National Park

This is another insanely cool place to shoot on the Central Coast. Rock erosion from the ocean makes for some incredibly strong foreground details.

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# 6 Sugar Pine Forest

Tucked away in the NSW alpine area this place has become a bit of a mecca for photographers. If you can get here with snow this place really goes off. I shot here after a last minute decision with some friends to make the overnight drive on a Friday afternoon. 100% worth it.

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# 7 The Castle and Monolith Valley // Morton National Park

Possibly the best kept secret in NSW up until about a year or two ago. Just from a hiking point of view this place has to be up there as one of the best in the state. The views are hard to put into words and you constantly feel dwarfed by the vastness of the area.

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# 8 Nymboida River

Glassy rivers meet turbulent whitewater in steep sided gorges on the stunning Nymbodia River. Here are 8 reasons why you should get up there and see it for yourself!

# 9 Belmore and Fitzroy Falls

These are two of the most photogenic waterfalls in NSW and to make it super easy for you, they’re situated just half and hour apart in the Southern Highlands.

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# 10 Point Perpendicular

For the brave, the shooting results here can be outstanding. It’s a coastal spot on the Shoalhaven that offers incredible exposure and unique perspectives.

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# 11 Nowra 

This place is a climbers haven and a place I really can’t get enough of. The more sweet little spots you find, the more you’ll understand how much there is to find!

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Want to join We Are Explorers on a Wilderness Escape? Here’s what we have coming up…


21 – 22 October // Wilderness Photography Escape – Sydney

28 October // Wilderness Navigation Course – Sydney

11 –12 November // Wilderness Canoe Escape – Sydney


21 22 October // Wilderness Photography Escape – Brisbane

11 – 12 November // Wilderness Navigation Course – Brisbane


28 October // Essentials of Navigation Course – Melbourne

18 – 19 November // Wilderness Photography Escape – Melbourne

25 November // Essentials of Navigation Course – Melbourne