13 Instagram-Worthy Australian Destinations

By Caitlin Hornik

St. Kilda, Blue Boat House, Sydney Harbour Bridge. These are just a few of the most Instagram-worthy spots Down Under! Let’s be real— did you really travel to Australia if you didn’t get your photo taken in front of the Sydney Opera House?!

New South Wales

Sydney Opera House & Sydney Harbour Bridge

Insider Tip: These two iconic locations get lumped together because you can capture them both in the background of your photo from Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair! After, take a walk from the Chair through the Botanic Garden to reach the Opera House and Bridge for an up-close look. If you’re headed Down Under, these are must-have photos for Instagram!

Bondi Beach

One of the most famous beaches in the world, Bondi Beach is prime for seeing Aussie surfers in action! The crystal clear blue waters, picturesque shoreline, and beautiful homes make for a fabulous backdrop during a photo session!

Three Sisters - Blue Mountains National Park

Easily accessible from Sydney, Blue Mountains National Park is home to stunning scenery. Snap a pic of the Three Sisters, a sandstone rock formation that towers above the Jamison Valley!


Great Barrier Reef

It goes without saying that the Great Barrier Reef is one of the most incredible sights in the world. As one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, the reef is definitely not-to-be-missed! Have your underwater camera charged and ready to go!

Gold Coast

Gold Coast is a stunning city in Queensland with world-renowned beaches, a bustling foodie scene, and a handful of famous theme parks. Surfers Paradise Beach is the perfect spot to snap a sunset pic!

St. Kilda

Offering a beach, a pier, and a theme park, St. Kilda boasts plenty of photo-worthy spots. With beautiful sunrises and gorgeous sunsets, spending a full day here will provide dozens of excellent photo opportunities for your next Insta post!

Brighton Bathing Boxes

If you're looking for a brightly colored background, the Brighton Bathing Boxes are your best bet! Located just south of St. Kilda, you can easily snap photos in both places the same day!

Twelve Apostles - Great Ocean Road

Stretching over 150 miles, the Great Ocean Road is home to some of the best views in Victoria. There are many incredible stops along the way, but we recommend visiting the Twelve Apostles first. This natural attraction is a collection of limestone stacks located along the road, just off the coast of Port Campbell National Park!

Northern Territory

Kata Tjuta National Park

Nature lovers will rejoice at the photo opportunities in the Northern Territory! Also known as the Olgas, Kata Tjuta is a group or large rock formations. The domed rocks offer another chance at spectacular photos during sunrise or sunset. The national park is a World Heritage Area deep in Australia’s Red Center.


Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a massive sandstone monolith. Watching the sun rise or set over Uluru is another magical experience, as colors change and reflect off the rock. Uluru is the center of Kata Tjuta National Park, so spending a day or two here will allow for ample photo opportunities!

South Australia

Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island

The wildlife on Kangaroo Island is abundant, as over one third of the island is home to nature and wildlife reserves! Head over to Flinders Chase National Park to snap photos of penguin colonies and the striking Remarkable Rocks!

Cottesloe Beach, Perth

A favorite destination among the locals, Cottesloe Beach is an ideal spot for swimming, snorkeling, surfing, and sunbathing. Its white sand and glistening Indian Ocean are perfectly picturesque!

Blue Boat House

Located southwest of Perth at the end of a pier, the Blue Boat House is an iconic photo spot. Also known as Perth Crawley Edge Boatshed, the Blue Boat House is one of the most photographed spots in the state of South Australia!

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