20 Instagram Worthy Places in Melbourne
In this post, we’re going to tell you the best Instagram worthy places in Melbourne. From its lush green rainforests, incredible street art, beautiful beaches to its sand dunes and scenic hikes, there’s something for everyone in Melbourne, especially for the Instagrammers.
So, charge your phone and get your Power Bank ready because you’ll be spoilt for choice, as we round up our 20 best Instagrammable places Melbourne has to offer.
Let’s get started…
If you’re looking for some awesome Banksy inspired artwork, then there’s no better than Presgrave Place and it’s free to visit. All the art is 3D and stuck on the walls down the alley rather than painted, drawn or spray painted on like most street art in Melbourne.
You’re sure to add some variety to your Instagram page with some unique artwork pictures like this. Nearby, you’ll find a killer brew at 30ml Coffee or if you’re feeling adventurous why not grab a cocktail at Matt Bax’s Bar.
Bushrangers Bay Flinders
Take a scenic walk to Bushrangers Bay where you’ll find many beautiful beaches, wineries, and cafes. However, the further you venture into Flinders you’ll find the stunning crystal clear rock pools that you can swim in. The rockpools make an epic picture, even better if you have a drone get an aerial shot from above. The scenery here is beautiful and there are lots of walks and trails you can take, there’s also a nice lighthouse nearby too.
The Big Drift
Some people are still mesmerized when exploring Wilson’s Promontory National Park, that terrain like this actually exists near Melbourne. If you’re lucky enough, you will see Kangaroos bouncing across the sand dunes. People might mistake you for being in the Sahara Desert, but either way, you will get some amazing pictures here and is well worth the trip.
Hollow Mountain Cave, Grampians
If you’re up for the challenge then the Hollow Mountain trail is one of the most popular hiking spots in the Grampians region, offering hikers with majestic scenery. The stunning views from the cave are worth the hour and a half hike, sit in silence and take it all in, it’s incredible. Whether or not you’re a serious hiker or not, this is an unforgettable experience to be had by all and the pictures you’ll get will blow your followers away.
Peninsula Hot Springs
Discover a tranquil and peaceful day out to the Peninsula Hot Springs. Surrounded by lush green forestry you’re sure to get the ultimate Instagram pictures here. The Peninsula Hot Springs is an award-winning natural hot spring’s which is only a 90-minute drive from Melbourne and well worth the trip. An idyllic setting if you’re looking to unwind, relax and escape from city life, and also get some awesome pictures!
Who doesn’t want to be a big kid again? Well at Sugar Republic you can do just that, relive your childhood by stepping into a giant cookie house, jump into a huge adult’s ball bit and much more. There are 12 sugar enthused rooms for you to play in and get some incredible Insta pictures. There’s also free ice-cream and candy, what more can an adult ask for!
State Library of Victoria
There’s plenty of insta-worth pictures at the beautiful State Library of Victoria. The octagonally shaped library is an architectural masterpiece with its huge tall white walls, evenly spaced arches, and perfectly aligned reading tables. Make sure you head up to the higher balconies for the best shot looking down.
Hosier Lane Street Art
Melbourne is famous for its street art and graffiti which showcases the love their citizens have for their city. Hosier lane is therefore not to be missed, there are endless selfies to be had at every doorway, alley, and wall which will surely make your Instagram feed come to life! Be sure to check out Presgrave Place too for some 3D art.
Chadstone The Fashion Capital
Shop till you drop at Australias largest shopping center, whether you’re looking for a new outfit or just going out for a nice family meal, this place has it all. What’s more impressive at the Chadstone Shopping Centre is the hypnotizing colorful neon ceiling, which is an Instagrammers dream, you’re sure to get some incredible shots.
Pink Lake Dimboola
There’s nothing that will make your Instagram account stand out more than having pictures of a bright pink lake on your feed! There is no entrance fee here, so you can visit the Pink Lake for free and spend as long as you want here. It’s a great stop off that the whole family will enjoy.
Point Nepean National Park
Another point of interest to tick of your Melbourne Instagram bucket list is Point Nepean National Park. Here you will see everything from nature, beautiful golden beaches with blue waters and old forts.
Getting here is easy you can catch the hop on the shuttle bus or take a walk where you’ll be surrounded by stunning panoramic views, perfect for snapping those Instagram shots. A great day out for families, with Fort Nepean being an educational highlight with some great views along the way.
Eureka Skydeck 88
If you’re not afraid of heights then be sure not to miss the Eureka Skydeck 88, which yes, you guessed correctly, its 88 stories high. At the top, you will be greeted with 360 panoramic city views, with an observation deck and a glass floor you stand on and look down if you’re brave enough.
To get the best of both I would get here for just before sunset, that way you get clear daytime pictures with the sunset and then you’ll get the night time pictures as a bonus.
The National Gallery of Victoria
If you want to add something a little bit different and quirky to your Instagram feed, then you need to get down to the National Gallery of Victoria. Not only will you get some great shots here, but it’s also great fun and educational for all the family. There is everything from an amazing collection of paintings, sculptures, artifacts and much more. Be sure to keep an eye out for special exhibits they put on and get those tickets booked early.
The Royal Botanic Gardens
Who doesn’t love visiting a Botanical Gardens on holiday they’re beautiful and the Royal Botanic Gardens is no exception. You’ll get pictures of everything from lush green rainforests, cactus gardens, and lakes.
This is a great place to get away from it all and get some peace and quiet. The gardens are open from sunrise to sunset so try to go mid-morning or later afternoon to avoid crowds and get that perfect selfie.
Brighton Beach Boxes
Rise and shine! Get here early in the morning or sunset to get the perfect picture as these bathing boxes are very popular for bloggers and Instagrammers, especially around the Australian hut!
There are 82 Brighton Bathing boxes located on Dendy St Beach which have been here ever since the Victorian era to preserve the modesty of beachgoers. Sunrise or sunset is a nice time to go and usually a bit quieter, make sure you get some fish and chips too, has to be done!
Coop’s Shot Tower
Standing 50 meters high, Coop’s Shot Tower is a historic building in the heart of Melbourne and was constructed in 1889. During the 1980’s architects built around the tower when constructing Melbourne Central, covering it with an impressive glass dome turning it into one of Melbourne’s most popular Instagram hot spots. So next time you’re doing some retail therapy make sure you check it out.
East Warburton Redwood Forest
If you’re looking for an escape, some peace and to totally get away from it all then there’s no better place than Redwood Forest. The moment you enter the forest, it’s like you’ve stepped into a whole new world.
It’s a great place to come for the family as well, kids can climb trees, make hideouts and run around till their all out of energy. You will also get some truly majestic photos here, both of the towering redwood trees and their surroundings.
Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road is one of the most famous road trips you can take, not only in Australia but in the whole world. Witness the dramatic landscapes of the famous 12 Apostles that rise up majestically from the coastline.
This is one of the most incredible drives you can take, you will be pulling over all the time for picture opportunities. This will send your Instagram feed into meltdown!
Puffing Billy, Belgrave
Take a lovely scenic ride on Australia’s favorite steam train through the Dandenong Ranges. The Puffing Billy Railway is a major tourist attraction operating every day except Christmas Day. So, get that selfie stick out, dangle your legs outside the train and take the journey through tropical rainforests for the ride of your life. Sit at the back of the train near the window for the best shot, like the one above.
Alowyn Gardens and Nursery
Alowyn Gardens and Nursey is bloomin gorgeous especially when these crabapple trees are in full bloom. Take a relaxing stroll through the French section and strike a pose for the perfect spring holiday snap. They also host a ‘Spring Celebration Day’ which features a selection of market stalls and music, so make sure you check that out.
Engagement & Hashtag tips
If you’re looking to increase engagement on your Instagram photo, then here are a few quick tips that might help you get a few more likes and interaction:
- Make sure you stand out from the crowd with gorgeous edits of all your pictures, using Lightroom presets!
- Ask for a feature from a hotel you’re staying at, tag them in or message them
- Tag in the Melbourne / Victoria / Australia tourist boards or check that the attraction has their own page
- Add a location to your post – check what’s most popular
- Use a series of Melbourne or Victoria related hashtags
- Use generic popular hashtags like #melbourne #victoria #travel #wanderlust etc
- Share your picture on Facebook Instagram groups
Try these hashtags:
#visitmelbourne, #melbourne,melbourne_insta, #melbournecity, #melbournestreetart,#melbourneiloveyou, #melbournetouristguide
Also, try tagging in these accounts:
@visitmelbourne, @cityofmelbourne, @whatsonmelb, @timeoutmelbourne
So, there you have it. That’s our top 20 Instagram worthy places in Melbourne. Whatever you choose to see or do there’s no doubt that Melbourne and Victoria have something amazing to suit everyone’s needs.
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