A lot of our travel is about grabbing the best insta snap to post as proof that we’re having an amazing time. The iconic picture of pretending to kick over the Tower of Pisa or grabbing the tip of the Eiffel Tower are done and dusted.
You can get some of the most aesthetically-pleasing content right here in Australia, my good dudes. So grab ya phone and maybe a portable battery charger, because you’ll be snapping yourself silly in these grouse spots across our beaut land.
Ever wanted to take a photo in the middle of a field of sunflowers? You bloody can. Allora is known as the place where it’s damn near impossible to take a good photo, and with all these huge, sun-saluting blooms right at your feet, it’s impossible to not smile.
Honour Avenue, Victoria
On the trip between Melbourne and Bendigo is the trés cute spot of Macedon, nestled at the foot of Mount Macedon.
The town itself is like a picturesque country town that looks like it’s straight out of a Banjo Patterson poem, but the most insta-worthy stretch is Honour Avenue.
Lined with gorgeous trees that change with the season, Macedon is 10/10 no matter what time of year you end up there (but autumn is definitely next-level.)
Also there’s an anti-gravity hill just outside Macedon where tennis balls, water, and cars in neutral go up the hill. I can’t even explain it but it looks like this.
Lake Hillier, Western Australia
The Esperance region is home to a couple of gorgeous lakes to satiate our love for things that are a beaut shade of pink. Lake Hillier is on the middle island of the Recherche Archipelago, which is about 130km from Esperance.
It’s bloody stunning from the sky, and there’s daily cruises from Esperance if you wanna dip your toes in that millennial pink.
Kata Tjuta, Northern Territory
You might know this place as ‘The Olgas‘, but Kata Tjuta is the land’s true name. A beautiful, lesser celebrated sibling of the world-famous Uluru, Kata Tjuta is a collection of ancient rock formations that is believed to have been one ‘yuge rock many years ago.
Kata Tjuta sits in the same sacred land as Uluru – about 30km away – and lemme tell ya, they’re real beauties when the sun hits them just right.
Laurel Hill, New South Wales
If you’re into wandering through forests with trees that seem to stretch into the heavens, then no need to head over to California‘s redwood forests – there’s an exceptional one in NSW.
About an hour’s drive from Gundagai (or 3hrs from Canberra) is Laurel Hill, where the sugar pine trees were left to grow wildly. What’s come from that is something that can only be described as a little bit ominous, but extremely photogenic.
Mount Hotham, Victoria
You haven’t seen snow in Australia until you’ve been to Mt. Hotham in the Victorian Alps. A part of the Great Dividing Range about 2.5hrs drive from Albury-Wodonga, or 4.5hrs from Melbourne, Hotham is covered in snow gums and gets some of the most incredibly wintery vibes in the whole country.
Walls Of China, New South Wales
Sitting in Mungo National Park is the stunning ‘Walls of China‘ – formations of sand and rock where time and weather have carved into the landscape.
It’s taken thousands of years for nature to create the walls from sand and clay, and they’re sitting in south-western NSW, about 4.5hrs north-east of Mildura.
Karijini National Park, Western Australia
Full of stunning gorges and isolated swimming holes, the Karijini National Park has a perfect insta shot with every step you take.
There’s a swimming spot along Weano Gorge called Handrail Pool which is – yep you guessed it – only accessible by scaling the side of the gorge with the help of a handrail.
Cable Beach, Western Australia
Sticking around up in the northern edges of Western Australia is Broome‘s Cable Beach. Here you can jump on the back of a camel at sunset and wander along the shore in a train that’s probably a bit fuzzier than your normal commuter.
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Bay of Fires, Tasmania
If you’re looking at heading down across the Tasman to glorious Tasmania, then you’re gunna want to head over to the Bay Of Fires. It’s a stretch of coastline where a bright orange algae grows on the rocks, contrasting brilliantly with the blue of the ocean.
The bay is about 3hrs north-east of Launceston, absolutely perf for a day trip.
Hill Inlet, Queensland
The Whitsundays are breathtaking on their own, but Hill Inlet in particular is really something else. The white sand and the turquoise blue water look incredible against each other, and the inlet stretches up into the lush greenery of the island.
Get yourself a good vantage point to see the inlet’s giant, swirling colours – it’s almost like a massive watercolour painting.
G’arn, get out there. Maybe take a good phone case.