The 10 Most Instagrammed Places In Australia

Which Holiday Hotspots Are Snap-happy Instagrammers Hashtagging Most?

Come on, admit it. We've all done it. Scrolling through your Instagram feed, boiling with jealousy at your mates' travel pics, telling yourself "I've got to go there one day". Well, what are you waiting for? These are the top ten most hashtagged Australian destinations on Instagram — and YHA has hostels conveniently located to visit all of them. Don't forget to book direct through for the best rates (and really truly don't forget to tag #yhaoz & #UniBRIDGEproject).

1. Bondi Beach


The most famous beach in the world – and certainly one of the most famous hashtags.

Bondi is life

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2. Surfers Paradise


Grammers love the beach, including south-east Queensland’s most golden patch of sand.

3. Great Ocean Road


No one drives the windy route between Apollo Bay and Port Fairy without providing evidence on social media.

4. Sydney Harbour


Wonder how many of these were taken from the Sydney Harbour YHA rooftop?

5. St Kilda


Check out the bars, bakeries, and boutiques of Melbourne’s favourite beachside neighbourhood.

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6. Sydney Opera House


Whether you reckon it looks like the sails on a yacht or bowls and plates drying in a dish rack, the Opera House is a magnet for Insta likes.

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7. Great Barrier Reef


Sun, sand, snorkelling . . . and social media.

8. Sydney Harbour Bridge


Geez, Sydney Harbour’s hogging plenty of this top ten list.

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9. Fraser Island


Dingoes, shipwrecks, lakes, natural pools, white-sand beaches – there’s just so much to snap on the world’s largest sand island.



If you trekked it to the red centre and didn’t Instagram it, did it even happen?

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Do you know a place that should be on this list? Leave a comment below, and remember to share the hashtag!

This article was first published on YHA Australia's "Traveller Stories", reproduced here with all permissions given by YHA Australia.