The horizon calls each one of us at some time or another.
It’s a pull, towards something beyond. Towards the unknown.
The vastness calls us - to be courageous, to go find that new adventure and explore, each in our own way. We live in a world of duality and compromise, with our careers, family, or any number of things constantly competing for our time. Making that adventure materialise can all too often fall into the “someday” category.
A Sky Dance airborne adventure can take you directly to the heart of adventure as you know it, and jumpstart your passion for what you love!
We live in a wild and vast country here in Australia. Much of the unique rock structures and the rich biodiversity in Australia originates from a time when volcanic hotspots and the tectonic plate movements were at a peak. Though long since gone now, Australia once had a landscape that was world’s apart from what it is today - a tumultuous land filled with towering mountain ranges and erupting volcanos. Some of the mountains were once some of the highest in the world.
Now, Mt Kosciusko stands as the tallest in the country only 7000ft above sea level. The process of flattening and returning the land to the sea happened over the course of millions of years. One water droplet falls onto a mountaintop, and then rolls to the bottom, forms up with a river, and then flows slowly but surely down into the ocean. This is quite the concept to grasp. Each drop, small, but part of something big, and capable of returning whole continents to the sea.
In Aboriginal Dreamtime paintings and stories, the depictions and settings are often seen from above - bringing questions of possible astral projection or a greater awareness of the scale of where they lived. But ask anyone who has known this perspective, however gained, and they will tell you that it is nothing short of incredible. Australia is truly an awe inspiring continent!
Australia boasts 19 of the world’s UNESCO world heritage listed areas, and one in particular is Mt Barney National Park in the breathtaking Scenic Rim. Mt Barney stands over 4,000 feet tall and is the remnants of the 2nd largest shield volcano in the world. This mountain holds great spiritual and geological significance for Aboriginal people, and the geological history of the area is one of the keys to the prosperous growth of the modern civilization we have today.
Now rewind about 23 million years…back to when a series of hotspots under the earth’s crust moved up the coast of Australia causing a series of volcanoes to form. When these volcanos were active, viscous rivers of lava, under tremendous heat and pressure, flowed under the earth’s surface finding the weakest paths up towards the earth’s surface. This process formed what we call Shield Volcanos. A series of eruptions and spilling of the lava from the summit of the volcano created a giant “shield” of hard rock around it’s perimeter. Part of this giant shield still remains today as the Scenic Rim. Now that time has returned most of the rock and soil to the sea, all that remains are the now exposed ancient lava flows, large volcanic plugs, and the rich volcanic soils and reefs.
To this day, Mt Barney stands as one of the icons of Southeast Queensland! The mountain is also the stylised concept behind the Sky Dance logo. (Check it out.)
To escape and to discover! To fly!! To see this land like the birds and dreamers do…
Sky Dance is an aviation adventure company currently based out of Brisbane, Queensland. Sky Dance flies guests to experience some of the country’s most beautiful places with a focus on nature, food, wine, and community. The Scenic Rim, Lake Eyre, Tasmania, Uluru, The Granite Belt and a selection of wine regions across Australia are just some of their destinations. So get out there and escape with Sky Dance! Discover Australia!