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.

1. The Three Sisters

Location: Katoomba, Blue Mountains

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, only a 1.5 hour drive from Sydney, so it’s a perfect place to start.

Jake Anderson Three Sisters Blue Mountains

2. Blue Mountains Crags and Canyons

Location: Blue Mountains

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

3. Kosciusko National Park

Location: Snowy Mountains

jake anderson adventure photography Airies pool

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.

4. Norah Head

Location: Central Coast

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!

jake anderson adventure photography Norah Head Lighthouse

5. Putty Beach/ Bouddi National Park

Location: Central Coast

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

jake anderson adventure photography Putty beach Storm

6. Sugar Pine Forest

Location: Bago State Forest, Snowy Mountains

jake anderson adventure photography sugar pine pano

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.

7. The Castle and Monolith Valley

Location: Morton National Park, South Coast

jake anderson adventure photography Mooryan

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.

jake anderson adventure photography Pigeon House vert

8. Nymboida River

Location: Nymboida National Park, Northern Rivers

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

Location: Southern Highlands

jake anderson adventure photography 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 an hour apart in the Southern Highlands.

10. Point Perpendicular

Location: Jervis Bay, South Coast

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.

11. Nowra

Location: South Coast

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!

jake anderson adventure photography Rod climbing Nowra