Some people travel the world to get Instagram shots that anyone would be envious of, but we’re going to tell you a secret: you only need to hop on the plane to one place – Melbourne. Yes, the city that has consistently been ranked one of the ‘world’s most liveable’ has some amazing graffiti and street art, but those are now a common sight in cyberspace.
We’re levelling up this time around; grab your most comfortable pair of shoes because here are the places you should head to for truly breathtaking shots – as recommended by a few of Melbourne’s leading and best emerging travel and lifestyle Instagrammers!
“There are so many great views to take photos of in Victoria, but my ultimate favourite would have to be in and above the clouds on a hot-air balloon ride with Global Ballooning in the Yarra Valley. The best and most beautiful things in life cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart. When you hop on a hot-air balloon and experience Melbourne/Victoria from up above you feel a mix of emotions – fear (if you fear heights. If not, lucky you, you’ll skip this first step!) which quickly turns into awe, then you’ll slowly feel a sense of calm, elation, warmth and gratefulness. The 4:30am wake up call is definitely worth it. The views aren’t so bad either! ;)”
– Aubrey Daquinag of @theloveassembly
“The most Instagrammable place we came across on our recent adventure was Daylesford – namely, The Lakehouse and Belvedere Social. Both had warm, attentive staff, aesthetically gorgeous backdrops, and delicious food that catered to every dietary request. Hands down my favourite stop of the trip!”
– Georgia McDermott of @georgeats
“The Cathedral at Mount Buffalo. I was left totally in awe of this place; it’s a personal fave now! Just a note though, don’t walk up in shorts and thongs and almost step on a red belly black snake like I did! I sat up here for hours – it was bliss. Mt Buffalo has blown my mind. I had a blast shooting up there… The views are mind blowing. 100% I’ll be back here for winter.”
– Sarah Hatton of @iso100_photography
“It is a popular spot – but I LOVE the view at the top of Mount Oberon at Wilsons Promontory. Perfect for sunset. I took this picture with all the clouds and orange sky there earlier in the year. This is by far my favourite at the moment!”
– Laura Bell of @lauraalycebell
“All of the team at Melbourne Girl heart Melbourne, and love every aspect of our beautiful city! We also love getting out and about on a #MGroadtrip, and experiencing everything regional Victoria has to offer. One of our favourite destinations is Barwon Heads on the Bellarine Peninsula – not only is it very ‘Instagrammable’, the amazing food, drinks, shopping and scenery make it the perfect weekend getaway. This shot is from Natural Harry, located on the main street of Barwon Heads. We highly recommend treating yourself to a delish smoothie while relaxing on the cozy beanbags!”
– Prue Chilcott of @melbournegirl
“Pearse Beach on the Mornington Peninsula, or any of the back beaches along that spectacular coastline. The fact they aren’t well signed actually makes them feel a little more special, and those walks up over the sand dunes are a key part of the ritual. On the way there, you don’t know what you’re going to find and there’s a real anticipation – especially when racing the clock of the setting sun. And the walk back – it’s a time to think about what I’ve just found and captured. It could be the sunset, the dolphins, the rough oceans or the serenity, or even the Westpac chopper racing past over a cliff out of nowhere. Every time is different and always unique.”
- Steven Wright of @regularsteven
“I love travelling along the Great Ocean Road. There are such raw views that can take your breath away and sunsets that can make you rethink your definition of beauty. Every little town dotted along the coast is different from the last and each has its own charm that commands that you slow down and explore. When you inevitably see the crowning glory, The 12 Apostles, you will be left with feelings of awe and wanderlust. There is so much to explore along one of the world’s great road trips… If you’re from overseas it’s a must do and if you’re from Melbourne… go for a wander. You won’t be let down.”
– Chris Cincotta of @melbourneiloveyou
Gather your girls and go snap-happy, but don’t forget to take in those amazing moments off-camera when you travel (oh, and get your dose of those delish baked eggs!). For more information, check out www.visitmelbourne.com.