11 Instagram Worthy Places In Australia

Hunting for the best Instagram spots in Australia? Here are epic Australia Instagram spots you definitely need to visit and experiment. With nearly 25,760 kilometres of coastline, Australia has some of the best Instagram spots in the world. But how do you narrow down those thousands of kilometres to find the Instagram worthy destinations that are truly, the best?

Well, we combed through over hundred of social media posts — to find out what are the best Instagram spots for you. We found the locations that were generating the most buzz with reefs, beaches and point breaks, which challenge the most experienced Instagrammer and created this definitive list of Australia’s best Instagram towns. There are still more welcoming spots for beginners, who can learn safely.

A few months ago a study was released that talked about millennial's choose their vacation destination based on how Instagram worthy a destination is. So forget about price or practicality, it is all about how good the place looks. And if there was anywhere to fit that criteria, then it is going to be a place like Australia.

With some unique wildlife, world-famous landmarks, and stunning weather, it is easy to see why Australia is the most Instagram worthy destination and would make a great choice. But where are the most photographed places in Australia? Here are some of the top offbeat Australian cities that will make your Instagram followers green with envy.

Instagram Worthy Places In Australia

Here is our list of the best Instagram spots in Australia.

1. Mount Gower, Lord Howe Island, New South Wales

We thought we’d start with the best. In our opinion anyway. The walk to the top of Mount Gower is not only spectacularly beautiful, with the views over Lord Howe Island getting better with each step, but it’s also the only place in the world where you’ll find Providence Petrels, for example. Tolkien fans will feel strangely at home, apart from when they’re skirting some of the cliff edges and holding their breath! It is a challenging walk for sure, but well worth the effort.

2. Jervis Bay

Hyams Beach is the beach with the whitest sand in the world and is one of the most instagrammed sights in Australia. The Guinness World Record says it has bestowed the palm of the best at the Australian beach. Hyams beach is located south-east of Australia at Shoalhaven, in Jervis Bay in New South Wales, about 180 km from Sydney.

Besides having the whitest sand in the world, Hyams Beach is located in a central position with respect to all the offers of Jarvis Bay. Also spelled Jarvis Bay, this offbeat yet spectacular place is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations in Australia. Offering crystal blue waters along with shimmering sandy beaches, the beauty of the place cannot be described in enough words.

Adventure lovers will enjoy the watersports opportunities here while animal lovers will immensely be enthralled by indulging in a bit of Dolphin spotting. There is also the Booderee National Park you can explore whose top attractions include Bristol Point, Murrays Beach, and Greenpatch among others.

Nearby activities include a Marine Park, walking trails on rocky ridges and native forests. The crystal waters of the beach offer activities of snorkeling, diving, sailing and surfing.

3. Newcastle

There is no doubt that some of the most exquisite drinks out there are wines. And lucky you, since Australia is actually one of the top wine producers in the world, boasting some of the best of this beverage all over the country. So, it would be a shame not to savor this when you're in Sydney. Even better, if you are still looking for the one, you might actually find them while sipping on some pinot noir.

You can turn to services for professional dating in Australia and who knows, you might find the perfect match who shares your taste and preferences.

4. Hervey Bay

While not a place that is world-famous, it is a great spot to go if you are after some great images. The sea is stunning, and there is even a chance that you could spot some whales if you charter a boat out of the bay. Pretty epic, right?

5. Brisbane

Naturally, being an island, even though it is a very large island, there are lots of places to get great images that feature water. And the South Bank in Brisbane isn't any different. With a view of the city, the sea, and a large ferris wheel, it is ticking all of the boxes for Instagram.

In addition, the city has some of the most picturesque corners, such as the West End and its street market or the Story Bridge, which are essential instagram-worthy spots in Brisbane.

Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world, the Botanical Garden, the Brunswick and Paddington shopping streets, and the Brisbane City Hall and King George Square cultural centers are other Instagram worthy places around Brisbane.

6. Wilsons Promontory National Park

Cleft Island, also known as Skull Rock is only about 5 km off the Australian coast, so visible with the naked eye. From the mainland, it looks like a half-submerged skull, invoking all kinds of wonderment and fantastical imaginations. It is the home to seals and about a squillion seabirds.

But almost nobody has been there. The shores are steep sheer granite, so difficult to scale. In prehistory, any Aboriginal seeking food or shelter would not bother. There is an abundance of these close by, with far less effort involved. It is part of a national park, so in recent times, visiting was verboten.

7. Coffs Harbour

The Ball's Pyramid is the highest sea erosion pillar in the world, with a height of 562 meters. It is located in the southeast of Lord Howe Island in the Pacific Ocean. It is the remnant of shield volcano, formed about 7 million years ago.

8. Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park

Uluru, Australia's most renowned landmark, is immediately recognised owing to its fiery red colour. The enormous rock is awe-inspiring to see and is the primary reason the national park is so popular. Its magnificence and singularity linger long in the minds of all who look upon it. While Uluru is the primary attraction, the equally fascinating rock formations of Kata Tijuta are a pleasure to explore, and tourists may participate in a variety of activities.

The location is significant culturally and spiritually to the Anangu Aboriginal people; you may learn more about their way of life in the beautiful cultural centre. With many excellent hikes, bike rides, and excursions, this national park's breathtaking splendour really is awe-inspiring.

There are areas of Australia that you can literally feel the eons rise up through your feet and hit you in the chest. The incredible Ayers Rock, also called Uluru, is one of the most spectacular sights to behold in Australia. Located in the heart of the Red Center in Australia’s Northern Territory, it is a sacred site for the local indigenous folk. Thereby, climbing this is considered a great insult to them.

Visited by a growing number of local as well as foreign tourists, Ayers Rock is an important and recognizable symbol of Australia today. Nature lovers will be enthralled by a visit to this massive mountain offering endless beauty to behold.

Found in the northern territory of the country, this is a place like no other. Your images will pop with the striking colors of the red rock formation, the earth around it, and the blue sky setting the picture off in the most instagrammed place in Australia. It’s a strange sensation and difficult to describe but anybody who has walked up to Uluru can testify that it's both real and palpable.

9. Watarrka, Kings Canyon Rim Walk, Red Centre, Northern Territory

It would be a shame to go all the way to Kings Canyon without getting up early in the morning, and having a crack at this walk. You’ll start by climbing up to the top of the rim, which can bring a sweat on to say the least, but once you’re up there it’s a lot easier.

You’ll walk through an incredible variety of landscapes, and about half way through you’ll reach the Garden of Eden – a shady oasis with a beautiful watering hole, surrounded by rare vegetation. The Watarrka National Park also has its own mini Bungle Bungles, comprised of the distinctive red ochre that’s made the area famous – a pretty amazing place overall.

After the initial hike up it’s not too tough, but it’s the heat that’s the main issue here, and if you haven’t set off by 9am, you’re advised not to go.

10. The Gap

Located just outside Albany in Western Australia this is a really interesting geological site. It’s the exact point where Antarctica broke away from the Australian south coast and the rocks in this photo actually match the rocks on the northern coastline of Antarctica.

11. Mount Sonder, Larapinta West MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory

The Macdonnell Ranges are one of the oldest mountain range in the world and the very heart of the continent and the living embodiment of the Aboriginals. They're BILLIONS of years old and absolutely vibrate with age. Before long you’ll see the sun rise over the West MacDonnell Ranges. When daylight finally emerges you’ll see spectacular views across the mountains and the surrounding plains.

Gosses Bluff (Tnorala to the Western Arrente people) is an eroded impact crater 175 kilometers west of Alice Springs. It was formed by the impact of an asteroid or comet approximately 142.5 million years ago. It’s 5 km (3.1 mi) diameter, 180 m (590 ft) high. It was much higher but again has eroded over the eons. Indeed, these are the inner rings, the outer rings have completely eroded back into the surrounding plains.
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