Tucked away in the bottom corner of the world is the ruggedly beautiful island country of Australia. This nation is one that changes tremendously from one coast to the other, but one that is consistently gorgeous throughout. As the home of postcard-worthy beaches, glimmering waters, bustling cities, the world-famous outback, and of course, plenty of incredible wildlife, Australia is a country that will leave any visitor’s jaw on the floor.
Quite the endorsement, huh?
Well, unfortunately, all the written praise in the world doesn’t do this country justice. Travel writer Bill Bryson came close in his fantastic Australia-centric novel In a Sunburned Country, but to really appreciate the true beauty of Australia, you need to see it. And without visiting Australia, there is truly no better way to see the country than by following its incredible, official Instagram account, which posts absolutely incredible photos on the daily.
Without further ado, here are some of the best recent photos from Australia’s incredible Instagram account.
Fancy submerging yourself in the crystal clear waters of the Bitter Springs? 💦 You'll find this otherworldly spot in the Elsey National Park in the @ausoutbacknt, and yep, it really does look like this! In fact, @_markfitz visited this stunning tropical oasis recently and apparently, he "couldn't get over how clear the water is". These spring-fed thermal pools are the perfect place to unwind and cool off after a long drive, plus there are cabins and camping nearby in case one day's not enough. #NTaustralia #tourismtopend #travelphotos #travelgram #wanderlust
Welcome to #KataTjuta in the @ausoutbacknt – pretty impressive, don't you think?! This group of rock formations, a close cousin of @exploreuluru, are about 600 million years old and a must see when travelling to @visitcentralaus. Hike around the base to and admire the stunning desert landscapes, or take a helicopter ride for a bird's eye view – it's hard not to marvel at the sheer scale of these ancient sandstone domes. Photo: @susiereynolds66 #wanderlust #landscapephotography #travelgram #NTaustralia #travelphotos
Glen's never been part of the in-crowd, but he's working on his social skills. Luckily, he's got a beautiful place in which to practise them! He lives at #CapeHillsborough in the @visitmackay region of @queensland, which is a gorgeous spot for a beachside getaway. You can drive here from the tropical city of #Mackay in just 40 minutes, or stay at the @capehillsboroughtouristpark if you want to make the magic last for more than just a day. Photo: @_markfitz #meetmackayregion #thisisqueensland #travelgram #wildlifephotography #wanderlust
Turtle tracks and a pastel sunrise = just your standard morning at @ladyelliotislandecoresort 👌 This is exactly the kind of view you can wake up to when staying on this idyllic island in the @southerngreatbarrierreef region of @queensland – isn't it beautiful?! This peaceful coral cay and its surrounding waters are a haven for wildlife – we're talking nesting turtles, giant manta rays and 95 different species of resident and migrant birds. Photo: @shipwreckphotography #thisisqueensland #southerngreatbarrierreef #islandlife #travelphotos #wanderlust
The last rays of the day in @visitmelbourne, captured by the aptly named @rayofmelbourne. With winter on the way, Victoria's capital city is in its element. It's got cosy bars, top-notch restaurants and thriving arts scene, making #Melbourne the ideal place to let your inner culture vulture run free – @melbjazzfestival, @goodfoodwine Melbourne and @melbfilmfest are just a few of a bunch of great events coming up in the city this winter. #wanderlust #travelgram #visitmelbourne #travelphotos #visitvictoria
Fancy a spot of fishing? 🐟 You'd be pretty stoked if you went to cast a line and spotted a giant school of salmon cruising just metres from the shore! That's exactly what happened to @jesse_ehlers recently at Vivonne Bay on @authentickangarooisland, which is paradise for anglers. It's not just the ocean that's teeming with life here; on dry land, you'll find kangaroos, koalas, echidnas, wallabies and more than 260 species of birds. #kangarooisland #seesouthaustralia #travelphotos #fishing #wanderlust
Good morning, @exploreuluru – you're looking rather lovely today! This is the kind of view you'll start your day with at #Uluru in the @visitcentralaus region of the @ausoutbacknt. This incredible rock formation looks particularly impressive at #sunrise and sunset, so be sure to plan ahead so you can admire its changing colours at first or last light. Photo: @susiereynolds66 #RedCentreNT #NTaustralia #exploreuluru #travelphotos #wanderlust
"Oh hai… can we be best friends please?" 😇 – This cute #quokka came up to say g'day to @aure_liie76 on @rottnestislandwa recently. This lovely island off the coast of @experienceperth in @westernaustralia is home to loads of these furry critters; they're native to #Rottnest so it's the best place to see them in the wild. The #quokkas here really do want to become your best buddy; in fact, they're so friendly that they'll hop right up and give you a sniff. No need to be alarmed – it's just their way of saying hello! #justanotherdayinwa #thisiswa #wildlifephotography #travelphotos #wanderlust
If you're looking for us this weekend, we'll be paddling the turquoise waters surrounding @orpheusisland… don't wait up 😎 This secluded island on the #GreatBarrierReef accommodates just 28 guests at a time, so you won't need to fight for a spot on the island's 11 kilometres of beach. You can get to Orpheus Island via a 30-minute flight from @townsvillenorthqueensland or a 90-minute flight from #Cairns. Btw, there are only 27 spots left now – see you there! Photo: @jamesvodicka #thisisqueensland #travelphotos #wanderlust #kayaking #travelgram
Bounding into the weekend – Saturday can't come fast enough! This fella bounced past @stimages at #EmeraldBeach in @visitnsw, which is a lovely coastal town in the @coffscoastnsw region. There's a grassy headland above the beach here where you'll often find #kangaroos chilling out, soaking up the scenery. Tip: Dawn and dusk are the best times to spot them. #wildlifephotography #createyourparadise #coffscoast #visitnsw #travelgram
Imagine waking up and meandering across the road to this beautiful beach ☀️ That's how you'll spend your mornings when staying at @raesonwategos – check out our Instagram Story ⬆️ for a tour of this gorgeous slice of bohemian luxury. Rae's is one of the trendiest spots to stay in #ByronBay, and has even been referred to by @richardbranson as his "favourite hotel in the world." This boutique beachside retreat on @visitnsw's far north coast has recently undergone a delightful makeover – in fact, it's so lovely, you'll never want to leave! Photo: @carlea__mae #wanderlust #travelgram #visitnsw #travelshots #instatravel
"Who you calling a big mouth?!" – This particularly large-beaked pelican lives at Memory Cove on the @eyrepeninsula, and seems intent on gobbling up not just the fish but the fishing boat as well! Memory Cove is a popular fishing spot, so if you're in this area it's worth hiring a rod and having a crack. If fishing's not your thing, this beautiful spot is surrounded by Lincoln National Park which is home to some of the most scenic coastal walks in @southaustralia. Photo: @micks_winch #wildlifephotography #seesouthaustralia #eyrepeninsula #travelgram #pelican
From Uluru to the kangaroos, Australia is one of the most visually impressive countries on earth. The country’s official Instagram account proves that. A picture, after all, is worth a thousand words.
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