In case you missed it, Australia was voted the most Instagrammable country in the world. But on your endless quest for breathtaking beauty that translates like a dream to your social accounts, what places are the best of the best? Which places in our fair country are most likely to fill your viewers with the FOMO you’ll never admit out loud that you want them to feel?
That, dear viewers, is what I’m here to help with. Cameras at the ready folks, here are the Queensland travel destinations that’ll really pull it out for the ‘Gram.
1. Whitehaven Beach – Whitsunday Island
Look, it’s arguably one of Queensland’s most famous islands, and indeed beaches, for a dang reason. Perfectly clear water and almost pure white sand make it basically the epitome of tropical paradise pics.
2. Nucifora Tea Plantation – East Palmerston
If there’s anything that goes together like rolling fields of green crops and big floppy hats, then someone really must enlighten me so I can jump on the bandwagon immediately.
3. Cape Hillsborough, Mackay
Yes, guys, this IS that beach with all the kangaroos just chilling, waiting for their close up like the very good and adorable boys they are. Instagram loves a wildlife pic.
4. The Fairy Pools – Noosa Heads
Cool off after exploring part or all of the 15 kilometers of walking tracks around Noosa Heads with a dip in The Fairy Pools. Not only is the name adorable, but the deep blue ocean and crashing waves over rock will also add a little natural drama to your feed.
5. Cardwell Spa Pools – Girringun National Park
This is the kind of unique blue water that you expect to see in the lakes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, not in Far North Queensland. But I’ll take the tropical version any day.
6. Nudgee Beach – Brisbane
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Just north of Brisbane we come across Nudgee Beach, which at low tide reveals deep ripples in the sand dotted with leafy trees. Wait until sunset and all that texture makes one stunning shot.
7. Fairy Falls – Cairns
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Queensland is home to endless stunning waterfalls and you can’t really go wrong, but Fairy Falls just outside of Cairns has all the elements for the perfect rainforest swim.
8. Cambooya – Sunflower Route
Remember the green crops and floppy hats thing? Yeah, that goes double when it’s fields of giant sunflowers. Make sure you time your visit with summer when they’re in full bloom.
9. Lake Wabby – Fraser Island
Fraser Island is another popular destination, which is no surprise with it’s SUPER gorge beaches. It felt unfair to list it twice but you also must take a snap of the Maheno Shipwreck. But the lesser known Lake Wobby is where the real natural magic happens.Image: iStock Images / [DarrenTierney]