There’s nothing like taking home souvenirs to help you remember your amazing Great Barrier Reef holiday, and photos take the cake as the best way to hark back to your reef experience! It’s worth taking the time to find seriously Instagrammable places to create those memories – the striking natural scenery around the Great Barrier Reef provides the perfect locations for some Instagram-worthy photo opportunities.
1. Millaa Millaa Falls
Considered the most photographed waterfalls in Australia, Millaa Millaa Falls are an Instagram-worthy example of a rainforest scene. Located in tropical North Queensland, keep your eyes open for platypus and vibrant Ulysses butterflies. Boasting an almost 20-metre drop and crystal clear swimming hole, Millaa Millaa is a prime, Heritage-listed site of iconic Queensland scenery.
2. Mossman Gorge
Mossman Gorge is a true global landmark, more than 135 million years old. A part of the expansive Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge features picture-perfect streams of the Mossman River, large boulders, and a wealth of flora and fauna. The Daintree Ecolodge offers accommodation in the heart of the Daintree, in premium Instagram-worthy cabins surrounded by lush rainforest.
3. Infinity Pool at Orpheus Island Lodge
Two words: infinity pool. Orpheus Island Lodge has an extremely Instagram-worthy pool, bordering the perfect white sand of Orpheus Island and looking out to the Coral Sea. Sunrise and sunset are said to be the best times to enjoy this spot, as the water’s edge disappears and meets the horizon.
4. Mission Beach
As far as Instagrammable places go, it’s hard to beat pristine beach scenery to nail that perfect shot. Mission Beach (really three beaches over a 14km stretch) shows off strips of white sand bordered by lush rainforest. These notoriously quiet beaches feature overgrown forests and palm trees encroaching on the beach, making for some seriously tropical, Instagram-worthy scenes.
5. Hardy Reef
A densely populated reef popular among daytrippers, Hardy Reef has the colourful sea life and coral structures to get your perfect Great Barrier Reef holiday snap. Grab the snorkel and the waterproof case – you’re going to want to fill your feed with these Instagram-worthy sights!
Book your holiday to the Great Barrier Reef to get the perfect Instagram shot!