The Land of Sunshine: New South Wales, Australia

Travelling along magnificent coastal stretches and unspoilt shores, photographer Matt Stone captures the enamel-blue waves and rich, sensual colours of the New South Wales coastline

the vibrant city, New South Wales is a place where
regions and vast national parks give way to unspoiled
shores caressed by enamel-blue waves. It’s small wonder that this
sun-drenched state is among Australia’s
most visited.

My journey took me across magnificent coastal stretches. Only
aerial photography can hint at the vast, wondrous scale of nature
here. There’s an overwhelming sense of escape that can only come
from being so close to the ocean.

I enjoyed watching the surfers getting lost in a turquoise
expanse so big that they could be mistaken for small fish. Between
the breaks in the surf, it was a reminder that in the euphoric
throes of the wild, danger and fear lie just beneath the

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This article was first published in 2019. It was updated 4
November 2022.

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