From pristine beaches and towering waterfalls, Australia is home to some pretty incredible sights, so there is no surprise that some Aussies are doing it all for the ‘Gram’ and planning their holiday destination in search of the perfect Instagram photo.
To help you plan your next epic road trip, we’ve found 10 of the most Instagrammable places across the nation that are sure to make your vacay the envy of your Instagram followers.
- Uluru, Northern Territory
It’s impossible to have a list of Instagrammable places without including Uluru. Almost smack bang in the heart of Australia, Uluru is around 550 million years old and stands at a mammoth 348 metres high – making it a pretty impressive place to take an Instagram photo. For an even greater shot, be sure to get your snap at sunset or sunrise (sparkling wine optional).
- Bondi Beach, New South Wales
When it comes to iconic Australian beaches, there is none more Instagrammed than Bondi Beach. While the beach itself is pretty special, the Bondi Icebergs Club pool is one of the most photographed spots in Australia, so if you’re looking to make a ‘splash’ on socials, make sure you head down to Bondi on your next NSW road trip.
- Rottnest Island, Western Australia
As well as its crystal blue waters and white sandy beaches, Rottnest Island is known for being home to one of the most photogenic animals in the entire world – the quokka. These smiley little creatures have taken the social world by storm and have featured on the Instagram feeds of stars like Hugh Jackman, Natasha Oakley and Chris Hemsworth. Say cheese!
- The Grampians, Victoria
Located in South East Victoria, around three hours from Melbourne, The Grampians is chock full of picture-perfect moments. From sunrise at Boroka Lookout to 360-degree views of the mountain range from the top of Mount William, The Grampians has it all. Plus, with some impressive hikes in the area, you’ll be warranted to tag #fitspo on your photos.
- Whitehaven Beach, Queensland
At the heart of the Great Barrier Reef is the stunning Whitehaven Beach. With seven kilometres of exquisite white sand and turquoise blue waters, it truly is one of the most photogenic places in Australia and a must visit if you want your followers to be green with envy. Bonus Instagram points for any snaps on a boat or with a view from a helicopter.
- Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Tasmania
You haven’t Instagrammed Tasmania until you’ve posted a photo from the Bridestowe Lavender Estate in Nabowla. It shot to fame after global social media star and model Zhang Xinyu posted a photo with the Estate’s mascot, ‘Bobbie the Bear’, sparking a frenzy of visitors taking shots of the stunning purple fields. Just make sure you time your visit before they harvest so you can truly experience the magic.
- Lake MacDonnell, South Australia
It’s not hard to see why Lake MacDonnell is one of the most Instagrammed places in South Australia. Sometimes called the Watermelon Avenue, the salt lake’s pretty pink water is juxtaposed with the blue-green tones of the Green Lake & Blue Lake which are on the other side of the causeway, resulting in a stunning sight that has to be seen to be believed.
- The Fairy Pool (Noosa Heads), Queensland
Located in the Noosa National Park, the Fairy Pools are hidden on the Hells Gate walk, just off the Granite Bay beach. While tricky to find, the photos of the Fairy Pools are absolutely worth the walk – especially any snaps from the rocks above looking down into the pool.
- Bay of Fires, Tasmania
Located in the North-East of the state is one of Tasmania’s most stunning natural sights, the Bay of Fires. The area is best known for breathtaking beaches and striking orange boulders that contrast against the blue waters, Bay of Fires is also well known for some beautiful rockpools which are perfect for a dip.
- The West MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory
The Tjoritja West MacDonnell National Park is just over 160 kilometres west of Alice Springs and one of NT’s most photographed areas, mainly because of the stunning gorges and water holes. Some of the most popular ones include Ormiston Gorge, Ellery Creek Big Hole, Red Bank Gorge and Glen Helen Gorge. For an Insta-worthy walking track, check out Ormiston Pound walk.
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