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Three hours’ south-west of Melbourne and next door to Apollo Bay Eco YHA, the Otway Ranges’ tumbling waterfalls, ancient ferns and misty treetops make for some of the most photogenic rainforest scenery in Australia.
📷 Great Otway National Park
If this postcard perfect picture doesn’t rake in bulk likes, then you may as well delete your Instagram. These limestone stacks sprinkled along the rugged coastline provide one of the iconic images of Australia.
📷 12 Apostles
A short drive down the Great Ocean Road, two mammoth cliffs shield a tranquil beach that must be one of the most Insta-worthy swimming spots anywhere in the country.
📷 Loch Ard Gorge
South Australia’s second biggest city is peppered with volcanic craters, including the brilliant Blue Lake, as well as a series of verdant sinkholes, the most picturesque being the charming Umpherston Sinkhole.
📷 Umpherston Sinkhole
The most photographed landmark in the stylish seaside port of Robe is the Cape Dombey Obelisk, erected in 1852 and still perched perilously on crumbling cliffs a century and a half later.
📷 Cape Dombey Obelisk
This 140km stretch of lagoon is a haven of kayaking, fishing, camping, bushwalking, four-wheel driving, boating, bird-watching and, of course, sunrise photography.
📷 Coorong National Park
You can catch a horse-drawn tram to Granite Island or a heritage train along the Fleurieu Peninsula coastline… or you can go swimming with tuna if you’re looking for something a little more fast-paced.
📷 Victor Harbor
Snap a panoramic pic of the serene Horseshoe Bay from the veranda of the historic sandstone Port Elliot Beach House YHA, right in the heart of this charming fishing town on the spectacular Fleurieu Peninsula.
📷 Port Elliot
Just 45 minutes south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is the cradle of South Australia’s legendary wine-growing industry, and today is home to dozens of scenic cellar doors pouring some of the finest Shiraz on the planet.
📷 McLaren Vale