10 stunning photos show Australia like you've never seen it before

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Australia is known for its beaches with crystal clear water, vast outback plains and distinct native wildlife, but you’ve never seen Australia like this before.

Nearmap.com.au is an Australian aerial image and topographical survey company. They regularly fly over Australia to take photos for risk assessment, planning and monitoring, and have captured these breathtaking photos from Broome, Alice Springs, and Melbourne among others.

Here’s a look at 10 of the best breathtaking photos they’ve taken.

1. Alice Springs Airport, Northern Territory

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This is Alice Springs Airport, a remote town in the heart of Australia’s red centre. It's about a 16-hour drive south from the Northern Territory's capital city of Darwin.

2. Runaway Bay, Queensland

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Runaway Bay is about an hour's drive north from Brisbane, the capital city of the state of Queensland. The waterways of this Gold Coast location are an ideal fishing spot. The area is also known as Angler’s Paradise, and prides itself on laid-back vibes and boat tours.

3. Laverton, Western Australia

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One of Western Australia’s famous gold and nickel mining regions, Laverton is situated in the Goldfields - Esperance area about 10 hours drive east of Perth. It's home to two major open-pit gold mines.

4. Broome, Western Australia

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Broome is a popular coastal destination near the Kimberley mountain region in Western Australia. It's about a day's drive north of the state's capital city, Perth, and is home to incredible white sand beaches like this one.

5. St Kilda, Victoria

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Located only 20 minutes south of the Melbourne CBD, St Kilda is a coastal beach town. This is the St Kilda Marina, which is one of Melbourne’s largest marina facilities, hosting up to 500 boats.

6. Woodvale, Victoria

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Situated in central Victoria about two and a half hours north of Melbourne, is Woodvale. It's a small active rural community with stunning bush walks.

7. Broken Hill, New South Wales

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Broken Hill is about 12 hours west of Sydney, and has a solar farm the size of London’s Hyde Park. This one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, sending enough electricity to the national grid to power 17,000 homes a year.

8. Kooragang, New South Wales

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Located in Newcastle, about two and a half hours north of Sydney, Kooragang is known for its coal export port and wind turbine. Kooragang’s wind turbine generates enough power for 150 homes per year.

9. Dry Creek, South Australia

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Located a half hour north of Adelaide, the capital city of the state of South Australia, Dry Creek is mostly an industrial suburb and has a series of pink salt pans. Dry Creek is also home to a network of cycling and walking trails through beautiful eucalyptus woodlands and grasslands.

10. Boyne Island, Queensland

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Located on the central Queensland coast, six hours from Brisbane, Boyne Island named after the Boyne River, is home to the largest aluminium smelter in the Southern Hemisphere.

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