SKYDANCE

Outer Edge - - Contents -

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!

www.skydance.com.au

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.