Rainbow in the Great Dividing Range

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Last updated Jun 15, 2024
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Country Drive from Eden to Canberra

Chasing the End of the Rainbow Through the Great Dividing Range

Rainbows

When you see the end of the rainbow, do you chase it?

Does it stop you in your tracks?

Does it make you run after it looking for the pot of gold?

And, does the rainbow move when you get closer?

Drive in the Darkness, Sunrise, and Morning during Spring in Country NSW

Well, the drive was in September. It's the start of spring. I traveled from Eden NSW to Canberra ACT in Australia.

I left early whilst it was still dark.

Because I needed to be at Canberra Airport in the morning. And it was about a three-and-a-half-hour drive.

Drive Carefully!

Travel in the early morning before sunrise. You need to be on your guard!

Due to the wildlife that crosses the roads. And as the sun rises. You need to be prepared for what you will see!

On the sides of the roads lay many kangaroos and wombats. Those were gone before their time.

I approached a small town.

It was still dark, so the town seemed deserted. A kangaroo lay in the middle of the road.

Ducks

In another small town, a family of ducks walked across the road. So drive slowly!

Kangaroos

Especially you need to watch for kangaroos who jump across the road. They travel in packs. That is, there can be more than one.

Watch through your peripheral vision! Because other kangaroos can jump along the side of the road behind the first.

Slow down! Scout the environment!

In the bush, when I saw a kangaroo jump across the road ahead of me. I stopped.

Then I saw more kangaroos in my peripheral vision.

And I waited. They jumped across the road in front of me.

Echidnas

Twice I encountered echidnas on the trip through NSW. It was daylight. And, they tried to cross the road in front of me.

One was on a bend. So, I hit the dirt to avoid the echidna. And, a car was right behind me.

Wallabies

Two wallabies stopped in the middle of a dirt road. They watched me approach the camping ground.

Chasing the End of the Rainbow

Rainbow

Image of the Rainbow I created at the Great Dividing Range.

End of Rainbow

As I left early, I watched the sunrise as I drove along.

Then, I drove across farmland.

On the left side was a paddock. The national parks and forests of the Great Dividing Range were in the background.

In the foreground, I saw a rainbow.

It was like I could see the end of the rainbow. But was it the end of the rainbow?

I found myself chasing the rainbow. Do you find yourself chasing rainbows?

End of Rainbow: Pot of Gold

Is there a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Well, I didn't see one.

But that didn't matter. It was the sight of the semi-circle of the rainbow that made me in awe.

It seems to align with the definition.

According to Merriam-Webster, the Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow depicts the impossibility of obtaining or achieving something.

 

Rainbow Photo

End of the Rainbow

The first left half of the rainbow.

End of the Rainbow

The second right half of the rainbow.

Stop for Rainbow Photo

Temptation got the better of me and I  stopped the car. Outside, it was very windy and cold.

So, I took some quick shots of the rainbow in two halves. Cause, I knew I could join them as one in post-production.

Have you experienced a rainbow? Has it made you stop and see its beauty?

Listen to Nature

Take time out.

Hear the call of nature.

And, absorb its beauty on your travels.

Where are Mogilla and Windra on the Great Dividing Range in NSW?

The link below to the map is roughly the location of the rainbow sighted near Mogilla and Windra.

You can view the location of the rainbow on the map

 

Pin It For Later!

End of the Rainbow
Where is the End of the Rainbow

Country NSW Drive from Eden to Canberra

You can find places to visit on the NSW road trip.

What kind of animals do you see on a country drive? Do you chase rainbows? Leave a Comment!

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52 Comments

  1. Wow, your photos are gorgeous!

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    • Thank you Shirley

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  2. I wanna taste the rainbow. Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Thank you Yuri. You’re welcome

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  3. I just can’t even begin to imagine having to watch out for kangaroos and wombats on a drive!

    There is something extra special about seeing a rainbow. It sounds like you had a magical day.

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    • Thank you Susan. Sunset, sunrise, and night time in the countryside, you need to watch out for them. Even along our highways.

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  4. Wow I have never seen the start and end point of a rainbow! You are so lucky to have actually captured it. Thanks for sharing. Now I know how it actually looks like ?

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    • Thank you Manisha. Yes, it was amazing. You’re welcome.

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  5. loved this! you could put that poem to music

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    • Thank you Jen. Thanks for the suggestion.

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  6. Lovely photos! You are so creative!

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    • Thank you Tricia

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  7. What a great drive! I’d love to see the wildlife there. And yes, I love to marvel at rainbows!

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    • It certainly was a drive of a difference. Nature is amazing.

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  8. I love rainbows and always was ted to get to the end of one. Got close once but they always seem to evade you which makes them even more magical.

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    • True, Wendy. You are nearly there, then it’s like it moves further away, and you are chasing it again.

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  9. Rainbows always make me stop in my tracks! LOVE them Your photos are beautiful!

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    • Thank you Lee Anne. That’s cool how they love you.

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  10. That is so incredible to see. I’m so glad you got these photos and shared them!

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    • Thank you Lauren. You’re welcome.

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  11. What an amazing sight to witness! I have never seen a full rainbow before. Beautiful photographs!

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    • Thank you Jordin. It was amazing.

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  12. Such a beautiful journey! Especially, if you get to see all the wildlife!

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    • Thank you Lisa. Yes, it’s an experience you don’t expect to see.

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  13. Your photo and production skills are amazing! So beautiful!

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    • Thank you kmf.

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  14. Great poem!

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    • Thank you Adrian

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  15. You made me want to take that drive. I would love to see that wildlife.

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    • You’re welcome Kristen. Hope you do one day.

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  16. I remember chasing rainbows as a kid. It’s so much fun. The wonder and magic of it.

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    • It’s irresistible, Leeanne. That’s cool it reminded you of your childhood.

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  17. I love how your view of the rainbow had no obstructions!! So amazing!!

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    • Thank you Julie. Yes amazing view.

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  18. It sounds like kangaroos are the deer of Utah highways! Beautiful rainbow! It’s always exciting to see one, and that is one of the best!

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    • Thank you Lori. Yes. And, I have family who have been hit by kangaroos when driving.

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  19. I like double rainbows, wonder how’d that would capture at its ends

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    • Yes, they are cool, Hera.

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  20. Seeing kangaroos would be amazing!

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    • I hope you get to see them, Courtney

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  21. I love rainbows. The craziest I have ever seen was in a small town in Iceland. We stopped for a snack and looked up and saw the hugest, brightest rainbow ever. We promptly got in the car and drove a few blocks to an open field to stand and take it in. It was amazing.

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    • Cool. That would have been amazing, Taci.

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  22. Wow such beautiful photos. Sounds like an amazing adventure. I would love to visit one day!

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    • Thank you Amanda. Hope you get to visit.

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  23. What a view! This is stunning. I can’t imagine driving along and seeing kangaroo hopping around. Are you affected by the wildfires at all?

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    • Thank you Heather. Thank you for your concern. I had driven the areas of the recent bush fires at the end of August and in early September before they started. Where we are here, we were affected by the smoke and smell of smoke in the house.

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  24. Good for you, for checking to see if the pot of gold was there. You just never know.

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    • Thank you Missy. It’s fun chasing the end of the rainbow.

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  25. One of the many reasons that road trips are my favorite! You never know what you may stumble across! Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Thank you for reading. That’s a good way to consider road trips.

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  26. I love this post. I kid you not, we drove through the end of a rainbow on one of our road trips. It was the most magical experience!

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    • Thank you Stacey. That would have been amazing.

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