Sydney Opera House, Sydney, New South Wales
WHITE: a moment of peace for minimalists
An endless blank canvas, an empty invitation. White isn’t just a nod to minimalism, it’s a rolling mist that softens edges and blankets noise until the mind is free to relax and roam. In Australia, peaceful white experiences can be discovered in every corner of the land; some more surprising than others. Be immersed in the tranquility of Australia in our 8D video series.
By Dilvin Yasa
Australia in 8D: White
Find your own moment of peace
Australia’s scenes of white provide a warm and gentle milk bath for overactive senses, an opportunity to harness peace and purity and create a much-needed sense of space. From curved white beaches to powdery alpine peaks, Australia’s white landscapes provide a minimalist backdrop for purists. Here are three ways to embrace Australia’s extraordinary scenes of white.
Explore crisp white salt lakes
Pure white light from above and a chalk-white expanse below; a scenic flight over Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, Australia’s largest salt lake, soars between the dual reflections of land and sky, creating a visual mirage of one seamless white space. Found about 700 kilometres (435 miles) north of Adelaide, this ancient landscape is almost devoid of noise. Add to that its starkly white appearance and you’ll no doubt feel a profound sense of calm here.
Experience a timeless performance within the white sails
From a distance, the Sydney Opera House makes for an impressive and iconic sight. Up close, the intricacies of this timeless landmark are almost hypnotic. Its white curved sails tiled in a minimalist mosaic pattern will transfix any eyes that lay upon its inspiring architecture. Be transported to a place of peace within the building too, through a performance by the Bangarra Dance Theatre, Australia’s most prestigious Aboriginal performing arts company. Here you’ll see contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists share the pure spirit of Indigenous culture through dance and song.
Find peace among the pure powdery mountains
Cast your eyes on the pure white drift of Australia’s snowfields. It’s peaceful, isn’t it? Any white space can provide a profoundly calming sensation, but gaze across a snowy mountain top where wildlife peacefully rustles before you, and that feeling goes even further. Noise is softer. Air is thicker. In a cloud of floating snowflakes, it’s easy to feel completely enveloped by the colour’s neutral tranquillity. Find these pristine landscapes in the Australian Alps mountain range, which stretches from Victoria to New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Lose yourself in a dreamy, meditative state; the experience might feel timeless, but it’s one you’ll never forget.