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Australia’s most photographic (secret) destinations

Some of Australia’s most photographic destinations are also it’s most secret spots.

All travellers strive for the perfect shot to capture precious memories, whether you are a professional photographer, wannabee novice or simply just a happy snapper. Regardless of skill level or equipment, the Australian landscape has no bad angle. This wide land is home to infinite stretches of white sand, mysterious lakes, rocky wonders and crystal-clear water.

These are the places you need to visit in Australia in 2019 to get the best photo. 

Tangalooma – QLD

Tangalooma in Queensland is one of the best places to photograph in Australia.

Tangalooma in Queensland is one of the best places to photograph in Australia.

Just 75 minutes from Brisbane, Tangalooma is a photographer’s dream. The minute you jump off the ferry you’ll find crystal clear water and long white sandy beaches.

You can cive beneath Tangalooma’s famous shipwrecks to capture rainbow hues of marine life. Grab a kayak and a waterproof camera and zoom in as the sun sets over the turquoise sea.

Tangalooma wrecks are great to photograph and paddle through.

Tangalooma wrecks are great to photograph and paddle through.

For a unique angle climb to the top of The Desert’s white sandy dunes. Here you can snap the postcard-worthy landscape as well as memorable sand tobogganing tumbles that are sure to make the family album.

Australia’s most photographic destinations

Tangalooma has great sand dunes to photograph.

Cradle Mountain – TAS

Australia’s most photographic destinations

Australia’s most photographic destinations – Cradle Mountain Tasmania.

Cradle Mountain is the highlight of Lake St. Clair National Park in Tasmania, renowned for rugged wilderness and glassy lakes.

Icy streams cascade down mountains and moss spreads over rocks on the side of the trails. Trek along the Dove Lake circuit boardwalk and you will soon discover the photo-worthy Boatshed. Try Photographing Crater Lake from Marion’s Lookout – it’s certain to deliver a magical shot.

Australia’s most photographic destinations

The Boatshed at Cradle Mountain makes the best photograph. Picture: We are Explorers

Keep your eyes peeled for a friendly wombat or an elusive platypus on the way. 

Esperance – WA

Esperance in Western Australia is the gateway to the famous pink waters of Lake Hillier. 

Australia’s most photographic destinations

The pink lake in WA.

It’s also home to sunbathing kangaroos on some of the whitest stretches of sand that Australia has to offer. Head to the endless endless turquoise ocean at Lucky Bay will bring you up close and personal with these hopping icons… so have your camera ready.

Australia’s most photographic destinations

Esperance WA.

Nitmiluk Gorge – NT

Nitmiluk Gorge, NT Australia

Nitmiluk Gorge, NT Australia

Everyone needs to experience the towering sandstone cliffs of Nitmiluk Gorge in the Northern Territory at least once in their life. The trip is best done in the dry season when you can hire a canoe and traverse the twists and turns of the Katherine River.

Families can spot waterfalls, Indigenous rock art and wildlife all the way through Nitmuluk. No matter where you look, this carved, rocky and quintessentially outback landscape will make an incredible photo. 

Nitmiluk Gorge NT Australia

Nitmiluk Gorge NT, Australia.

Mount Gambier – SA

Mount Gambier Australia.

Mount Gambier Australia.

Trust us you won’t need a filter for this one. The electric blue hue of The Blue Lake’s depths seemingly arrives overnight each summer in Mount Gambier.

 Like most photography missions its best to view the lake early morning or late in the day as dusk falls.

Mornington Peninsula – VIC

Mornington Peninsula Australia.

Mornington Peninsula Australia.

The Mornington Peninsula in Victoria is not short of snap-worthy locations both natural and manmade.

Make sure you set a few days aside to travel along the coast. For the creative photographer, the Portsea Jetties of Sorrento are a must. Think long exposures of misty waves and show-stopping sunset snaps.

Mornington Peninsula Australia.

Mornington Peninsula Australia.

Natural wonders are also aplenty with the London Bridge a highlight.

Mungo National Park – NSW

Australia’s most photographic destinations

Mungo National Park. Picture: supplied

The Mungo National Park in NSW is an archaeological wonderland and definitely one of Australia’s most photographic destinations.

Thousands of years since water filled Lake Mungo, the kilometres of white sandy dunes that once encircled it are now a feast for the imagination.

For an incredible photograph head to the Walls of China – the stars of this lunar-like fascinating sandy landscape.


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