Best Hidden Instagram Spots in Australia

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Looking to escape the beaten path on your East Coast adventure? Dreaming of snapping the perfect shot without the crowds in the background? Well, you're in luck! Australia is laden with local spots and hidden gems. And, we'll let you in on the biggest travel secret of all, these tucked-away gems are always the best way to explore this breathtaking country! 

Take it all in and discover the natural wonders of Australia, from lavish beaches to towering rainforests and mountainous hinterlands to underwater wonderlands! So, listen to the locals, and discover these hidden spots assured to have you and your Instagram feed vibing! 

Or, if you're looking for the must-do iconic photo spots in Australia, check out our Top 10 Instagrammable Destinations

Best Hidden Gems for Instagram Shots in Australia

Betty’s Beach, Whitsundays

State: QLD

While you’re in the Whitsundays, make sure to explore past Whitehaven Beach. Just around the corner is a quiet, idyllic white sandy cove fit for the dreamiest of island shots you can imagine! Check out our trips out to Whitsunday Island to explore Betty’s Beach for yourself!

Woman in blue bikini at Betty's beach

Carnarvon Gorge

State: QLD

This local wonder is extremely hidden and extremely worth the trek! Nestled in dry regions of central QLD is a local gem, Carnarvon Gorge, where waterholes, Indigenous history, ferny rainforests and excellent walking tracks are abundant!

Carnarvon Gorge, QLD

Lake Mackenzie, K’gari

State: QLD

Dive into the dual-tone waters of Lake Mackenzie of K’gari (Fraser Island). This unique sapphire and turquoise swimming spot is a dream to behold, behind and in front of the camera lens! 

Woman standing in lake Mackaenzie

Third Bay, Coolum Beach 

State: QLD

Venture down the rocky dunes of the Sunshine Coast surf town, Coolum, and discover a secluded bay of awesome surf perfect for those action wave shots!

Moonrise with two people sitting on the sand watching

Magnetic Island, Townsville

State: QLD

Hop aboard the ferry from Townsville and discover the palm-tree-clad Maggie Island, home to koalas and incredible beaches… a total must on your Aussie Instagram bucket list!

Magnetic Island shipwreck with blue waters

Wollomombi Falls, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

State: NSW

Wild and lush, Wollomombi Falls will not disappoint even the most avid of waterfall chasers! Check out the dazzling cascades… it’s hard not to get the perfect shot!

Barrington Tops National Park, Hunter Valley

State: NSW

The Hunter Valley is an abundant area renowned for its awesome wine and lush natural regions. Check out this local favourite national park for some pics of waterfalls, forests and trail marvels!

Douglas Aspley Waterhole, Bicheno

State: TAS

A local secret tucked away just out of the up-and-coming Bicheno township, this waterhole and swimming spot is clear, bright blue and tranquil! Escape the crowds and get snapping on a sunny day!

Rottnest Island / Wadjemup

State: WA

A beach paradise and WA favourite, this island is home to the arguably cutest animal alive… the quokka! Spam your friends’ feeds with adorable pics of you and these smiley critters! 

Bitter Springs, Mataranka

State: NT 

Escape the desert heat at Bitter Springs, a croc-free and naturally spring-fed hot spring! The bright blue waters and water plant-lined swimming hole is something of a dream! =

Best Instagrammable Mountains & Hinterlands in Australia

The Pinnacle, Grampians National Park

State: VIC

It’s views galore at the Pinnacle, so gaze out at the vast views of the Grampians and snap some sunset shots!

Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains

State: NSW

The Three Sisters are a renowned mountain formation in the flourishing Blue Mountains, so lace up your boots and spot these vivid rocky formations! 

Aerial Shot of the Three Sisters at sunset

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

State: TAS

A misty, lush haven with abundant lakes and wildlife. Keep an eye out for friendly wombats as you immerse yourself and your followers in this dense natural wonderland.

Snowy Mountains & Jindabyne 

State: NSW

If you’re searching for some snow in sunny Australia, the Snowy Mountains are your best bet! Chase a chic ski holiday in the winter or visit Lake Jindabyne in the summer for some striking shots.

Snowy Mountains Ski Slopes

Maleny & Montville, Sunshine Coast Hinterlands

State: QLD

Drive up to the Sunshine Coast hinterlands for some quaint and quirky content! Whether you’re venturing to Konadalilla Falls or having a cup of tea and a scone in Montville, the rustic views and charming townships are just stunning.

Two people looking at the banks of Kondalilla Falls, Maleny

Binna Burra Nature Reserve

State: QLD

A local, well-kept secret, Binna Burra is an awesome campground in the Gold Coast Hinterland region. Let your inner camper aesthetic free, with a flannel shirt, warm cup of coffee and sprawling mountain views.

Binna Burra Forest with sunlight and vines

Once you're all snapped out, don't forget to tag us in your dreamy Aussie photos @eastcoasttours!

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