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Top 27 Instagrammable Spots In Western Australia

Western Australia’s diverse landscapes offer a visual feast for photographers and Instagram enthusiasts alike. From the Kimberley’s rugged coastline to the lush forests of the southwest, this region is a treasure trove of unique and breathtakingly beautiful locations. As someone who has had the pleasure of capturing these scenes through my lens, I’m excited to share some of my top picks for capturing Western Australia’s essence on camera. These spots have been personally tested and proven to deliver stunning results that are sure to elevate your Instagram feed. Whether you’re planning a trip to Western Australia or simply seeking inspiration, read on for a curated selection of must-visit locations that will leave your followers in awe.

Shark Bay

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As you embark on your Perth to Exmouth road trip, Shark Bay is an absolute must-visit destination in Western Australia. The area boasts a unique combination of stunning coastal landscapes and rugged wilderness areas. For instance, Shell Beach offers a surreal experience where billions of tiny shells create a breathtaking landscape of shimmering white sands and crystal-clear waters. As you walk along this extraordinary beach, you can’t help but feel as though you’re strolling on a bed of pearls. On the other hand, Francois Peron National Park presents a more rugged and untamed environment, where red sand dunes meet turquoise bays. If you’re looking to unwind, the natural hot tubs at Peron Homestead provide an ideal spot to relax and take in the serene surroundings. Just be aware that from October to March, the area can get quite hot and windy, making it perfect for adventure-seekers looking to try their hand at windsurfing or kiteboarding.

Cape Le Grand National Park

In Western Australia’s Cape Le Grand National Park, near Esperance, lies a treasure trove of stunning beaches. The 750km journey southeast from Perth is well worth it to experience the unparalleled beauty of Lucky Bay and Hellfire Bay. Both beaches boast breathtaking scenery – Lucky Bay boasts squeaky white sand, turquoise water, and an abundance of friendly kangaroos that can often be found basking in the sun alongside you. These gentle creatures are remarkably tame and approachable, making for a truly unforgettable experience. In contrast, Hellfire Bay is a more secluded and peaceful oasis, with crystal-clear waters, soft white sand, and intriguing rock formations to discover. For the ultimate insider’s tip, arrive early to increase your chances of spotting these kangaroo friends on Lucky Bay’s sun-kissed shores.


In Western Australia’s Collie River region, two Instagram hotspots stand out from the crowd: Honeymoon Pool and Black Diamond Lake. The former, located within Wellington National Park, boasts a crystal-clear swimming hole surrounded by lush native foliage. Meanwhile, the latter, a disused coal mine site near Collie, has been transformed into a picturesque pit lake filled with stunning green water that’s particularly striking due to its incredible reflections. But here’s the insider secret: the lake’s distinctive hue is only visible on sunny days, making it a must-visit spot for photography enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.


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In the heart of Western Australia’s Broome region, Roebuck Bay and Cable Beach come alive during the dry season (May to October). This picturesque haven is a nature lover’s paradise, boasting expansive tidal flats teeming with an array of birdlife. The area’s unique landscape is further enhanced by the Staircase to the Moon phenomenon, where the moon’s reflection creates a breathtaking ‘staircase’ across the tidal flats during specific lunar cycles. Meanwhile, Cable Beach stretches its 22-kilometer coastline, inviting beachgoers and sunset enthusiasts to bask in its iconic beauty. As the day draws to a close, the fiery sunsets paint the sky with warm hues, casting a golden glow over the Indian Ocean. For an unforgettable experience, take a camel ride along Cable Beach while watching the sunset unfold.

Karijini National Park

Joffre Gorge and Hamersley Gorge, two of Western Australia’s most breathtaking gorges, can be found in the picturesque Karijini National Park. During the dry season, visitors are treated to a symphony of natural beauty, with towering cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and serene rock pools on full display.

Joffre Gorge is a sight to behold, with its curved waterfall forming a natural amphitheater that offers stunning views from above or a thrilling hike down to the base. The lookout provides panoramic vistas of the gorge, while the walking trail invites adventure-seekers to explore the falls’ majestic beauty.

Hamersley Gorge, on the other hand, is a sight to behold in its own right. Striped bands of colorful rock stretch up towards the ‘spa pool’, creating a truly unique and breathtaking experience. While it may be the most remote gorge in the park, the newly sealed access road makes it more accessible than ever.

Insider Tip: For those looking to make the most of their visit, be sure to take note that the road into Karijini National Park via Bunjima Drive (West) is now fully sealed, making it easier than ever to get there.


Immerse yourself in the breathtaking Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk, where you can wander through the towering tree canopy all year round. This 600-meter-long walkway is elevated 40 meters above the ground, offering a unique perspective on the world’s tallest trees and their majestic surroundings. For an added layer of drama, snap photos from different vantage points, including the forest floor on the free Ancient Empire Walk – looking up at the giants themselves.


If you’re looking for a unique spot to snap some Instagram-worthy photos or enjoy a refreshing swim during the summer months, look no further than Denmark’s most popular Instagram locations: Elephant Rocks and Greens Pool. The former features a cluster of enormous granite boulders that seem to resemble elephants gazing out at the sea, while the latter boasts a serene swimming spot with turquoise waters, white sand, and towering granite rocks encircling it.Located within the William Bay National Park, which is one of the few parks where entry is free, Elephant Rocks and Greens Pool offer an unbeatable combination of natural beauty and accessibility. And if you’re feeling adventurous, take a stroll down the stairs and through the narrow crevice in the rocks to discover the unspoiled charm of Elephant Cove, a secluded beach that’s sure to leave you in awe.


Torndirrup National Park, situated near Albany in Western Australia, boasts two awe-inspiring coastal formations – The Gap and Natural Bridge. Carved by the relentless Southern Ocean over countless years, these natural wonders are a testament to the ocean’s raw power. The Natural Bridge, with its unique arched shape, is a result of the waves’ persistent erosion, while The Gap is a deep and rugged cliff face that plunges dramatically into the sea. Visitors can marvel at the spectacle as the waves crash against the cliffs, creating towering plumes of spray that rise into the air. For an added bonus, be sure to explore Salmon Beach, another stunning spot within the national park, perfect for capturing Instagram-worthy moments.


Kalbarri National Park’s unique landscapes have earned it a reputation as an Instagram enthusiast’s dream destination. The striking red cliffs that meet the serene waters of the Murchison River provide endless opportunities to snap stunning photographs, which are sure to garner likes and comments on social media platforms. For instance, the park is home to Nature’s Window, a natural rock formation that frames the majestic river, making it a photographer’s paradise. Additionally, the Kalbarri Skywalk offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.Travelers looking to capture the park’s vibrant wildflowers should plan their visit between June and August, while those interested in witnessing humpback whales up close should head there during September and October.

Purnululu National Park

In Western Australia’s Purnululu National Park, the Bungle Bungle Range comes alive with its striking beehive-shaped sandstone formations during May to August, offering a photographer’s paradise. The intricate orange and black stripes of these natural wonders create a visually stunning landscape that invites exploration from every vantage point.

Located within Purnululu National Park, this UNESCO World Heritage site boasts hiking trails that wind through narrow gorges and beneath towering cliffs, allowing visitors to stand in awe of the geological formations shaped over millions of years. The park’s remote location adds an air of adventure, as if discovering a hidden gem.

One of the most intriguing aspects is the unique access available during this time period. While the wet season allows for aerial entry only, it’s a thrilling experience that further enhances the allure of this natural wonder.

Pink Lake (Hutt Lagoon)

In the heart of Western Australia, near Port Gregory, Pink Lake stands out as a breathtaking destination on any sunny day. The lake’s unique pink coloration is attributed to microorganisms like Dunaliella salina that flourish in its salty environment. These tiny organisms produce carotenoid pigments, including beta-carotene, which imbue the water with its distinctive hue, particularly when conditions are just right.

As you gaze out at the lake’s vibrant pink color against a brilliant blue sky and natural landscape, you’ll find yourself amidst a photographer’s paradise. Pink Lake has earned itself a reputation as one of Western Australia’s most popular Instagram spots.

Pro tip: Time your visit to coincide with midday for the brightest, most vivid pink color display.

Ningaloo Reef

Coral Bay, nestled on Western Australia’s Coral Coast, is a sought-after destination that embodies stunning natural beauty and an abundance of marine life. The crystal-clear turquoise waters provide a picturesque backdrop, with the vibrant hues of the ocean blending seamlessly with the pristine white sandy beaches.

The Ningaloo Reef, accessible directly from the beach at Coral Bay, is a World Heritage-listed site renowned for its exceptional snorkeling and diving experiences. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to capture breathtaking underwater shots of colorful coral reefs, diverse marine life, and up-close interactions with majestic creatures like whale sharks and manta rays.

This charming town is one of our go-to road trip destinations, offering a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Hamelin Bay

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Along the southwestern coast of Western Australia, near Augusta, lies Hamelin Bay, a picturesque destination famous for its thriving population of stingrays. As the sun rises over the calm waters, these gentle creatures emerge from the shallows, offering visitors a unique opportunity to connect with them in their natural habitat. The best time to witness this spectacle is during the warmer months, spanning late spring to early autumn (approximately November to April). For an optimal experience, arrive at the bay before 9am when the water is typically calm and an easterly wind prevails. While stingrays are accustomed to human presence, it’s essential to treat them and their environment with respect by refraining from touching or disturbing them. As an added benefit, staying at the nearby caravan park eliminates the need for an early morning drive, allowing you to focus on fully immersing yourself in this remarkable experience.


Just a short walk from the car park near Injidup Beach lies the breathtaking Injinup Natural Spa in the Margaret River region. This picturesque natural oasis boasts turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean cascading over ancient rock formations, making it an Instagram- lover’s dream come true. The surrounding coastline also offers stunning views of rugged cliffs and the ocean. Before heading to the spa, be sure to check the tide timings to ensure a safe and comfortable visit, as low tide is generally preferred due to potential dangers at high tide. For another prime spot for capturing the perfect Instagram photo, head to the Aquarium, a secluded swimming hole between Smiths Beach and Canal Rocks.

Rottnest Island

The picturesque Rottnest Island, located off the coast of Perth, offers an unforgettable experience for visitors. In the summer season, the island transforms into a haven of turquoise waters, pristine beaches, and historic landmarks like lighthouses that add to its unique charm. Among the island’s many attractions is the opportunity to connect with its famous quokkas, endearing marsupials known for their adorable smiles and inquisitive nature. Taking a quokka selfie requires capturing a moment of playfulness and curiosity, showcasing these friendly creatures’ natural behavior. While encounters with quokkas can be delightful, it’s essential to respect them and their habitat at all times.For an added adventure, consider taking a day trip from Perth during the summer months to snorkel in some of Western Australia’s clearest waters.

Nambung National Park

As you venture into the mystical realm of The Pinnacles, a surreal landscape unfolds before your eyes. Towering limestone formations emerge from the sun-kissed sands, their rugged beauty beckoning you to explore. With an otherworldly quality, this ancient wonder transports you to a distant planet. Beyond the golden expanse, lies the picturesque town of Lancelin, home to colossal sand dunes that rise majestically against the cerulean sky. Brave souls can indulge in hair-raising sandboarding thrills, as the wind whispers secrets across the shifting sands. The nearby Jurien Bay beckons with a unique opportunity to capture rare sea lions lazing off the coast. An insider’s tip reveals that the golden hues of sunset or sunrise imbue your photographs with an unparalleled magic.


Busselton Jetty, a wooden marvel that stretches 1,841 feet into Geographe Bay, is not only a remarkable feat of engineering but also a cherished piece of history. This iconic landmark in the Southern Hemisphere is a must-visit destination, offering breathtaking views and an unforgettable experience. At its easternmost point, the Underwater Observatory provides a unique glimpse into the marine life that thrives beneath the surface. The jetty’s surroundings are equally impressive, with the bright red passenger train and the blue visitor center serving as picturesque backdrops for photos. For those looking to make the most of their visit, Insider Tip: stop by Shelter Brewing Co. before or after exploring the jetty to enjoy a cold beer in its charming atmosphere.


In Australia’s Wheatbelt region, Wave Rock is a standout natural attraction that can be enjoyed throughout the year. This unique rock formation takes on the shape of a towering ocean wave, standing at approximately 15 meters high and 110 meters long. The striking color patterns that result from chemical weathering only add to the illusion, making it a visual treat for visitors. For those planning a trip during spring or summer, don’t forget to pack insect repellent – flies can be quite a nuisance.

El Questro Wilderness Park

Emma Gorge in El Questro Wilderness Park is a standout destination within the Kimberley region. During the dry season, which falls between May and September, this natural wonder truly shines. The gorge’s breathtaking scenery features towering cliffs, crystal-clear rock pools, and picturesque waterfalls that create a visually stunning backdrop. As you explore the hiking trails, you’ll uncover an abundance of photographic opportunities, from the kaleidoscope of colors exhibited by the flora and fauna to the awe-inspiring vistas of the surrounding landscape. For an added bonus, consider visiting early morning for a truly unique experience.

Avon Valley

Step into a hot air balloon ride from Northam and get ready for an extraordinary adventure that will leave you in awe. As the sun rises over the picturesque countryside, gently float above rolling hills, lush greenery, and meandering rivers, taking in the breathtaking panoramic views. The serene atmosphere of the early morning ascent is the perfect setting to appreciate the natural beauty of the valley below, creating a truly magical experience that will stay with you forever.

John Forrest National Park

Step into the historic Swan View Tunnel in John Forrest National Park and be transported back to a bygone era. This relic of the region’s pioneering spirit is a must-visit attraction that will leave you in awe of its rich history. As you venture into the tunnel’s darkness, the echoes of trains carrying goods and connecting communities seem to reverberate through the air, bringing the past to life. Beyond the tunnel itself, take a moment to appreciate the stunning views over the city from the trail that stretches out before you – an opportunity not to be missed for your next Instagram post.


Perched atop a hill overlooking Perth’s urban landscape, Kings Park offers a breathtaking vantage point that’s just as stunning in every season. This picturesque hotspot boasts unobstructed views of the city skyline, Elizabeth Quay, the majestic Swan River, and South Perth, making it a photographer’s paradise. And, if you time your visit right, this Instagram-friendly spot transforms into the perfect setting for a romantic sunset picnic or snap-worthy moment.

Blue Boat Shed

Perched beside the majestic Swan River, the iconic Kings Park is a beloved Perth landmark that has been delighting visitors since the 1930s. Located just below its namesake on Mounts Bay Road, this stunning natural oasis is a must-visit destination throughout the year. As you explore the park’s lush greenery and picturesque views, be sure to heed the insider tip: leave your worries (and your car keys) behind by catching the bus, hailing an Uber, or parking in one of the designated spots. Whatever you do, avoid attempting to cross the busy road – it’s simply not worth the risk.

Perth Street Art

In Perth, a vibrant street art scene awaits exploration year-round. As you meander through the city’s streets, a kaleidoscope of colors and creativity comes alive on building walls, lane ways, and public spaces. The iconic Wolf Lane is a must-see, where captivating artworks seamlessly blend with charming cafes and bars. Leederville, meanwhile, offers its own unique charm, including the elusive lady with pink hair. For the most Instagram-worthy moments, venture into the city’s picturesque lane ways, where artistry meets adventure.

City Skyline

To capture the stunning city skyline and make your Instagram followers green with envy, head to South Perth. This picturesque location offers breathtaking views across the river to Elizabeth Quay, perfect for a year-round photo opportunity. For an added touch of romance or adventure, grab dinner at one of South Perth’s many restaurants, then snap a shot of the twinkling city lights reflected on the water as night falls.

East Perth

Experience the fusion of modern architecture and scenic views at Optus Stadium and the Matagarup Bridge. This dynamic duo is a must-visit destination for those seeking a taste of the city’s contemporary attractions. The state-of-the-art Optus Stadium, with its versatile event hosting capabilities, plays host to a range of activities, including football matches and concerts. Just adjacent to the stadium lies the iconic Matagarup Bridge, an engineering marvel that seamlessly connects East Perth to the stadium precinct. For the ultimate Instagram experience, consider venturing over to the nearby Crown complex for even more breathtaking backdrops.

Instagram Spots for Flowers

As you work to beautify your feed, why not incorporate some vibrant blooms? If you’re in Perth during October or November, take advantage of the Jacaranda trees’ stunning display in South Perth and Applecross. This is just a glimpse into the city’s springtime charm.

Perth’s spring season is nothing short of breathtaking, with Araluen Botanical Park showcasing hundreds of tulips alongside the picturesque Serpentine Falls. Alternatively, visit one of the orchards in the Perth Hills, such as S&R Orchard, to experience the region’s natural splendor.

Best Photo Spots in Western Australia

As the sun sets over Western Australia, you’ll discover a treasure trove of breathtaking backdrops perfect for capturing Instagram-worthy moments. With hundreds of stunning locations scattered across this vast region, there’s no shortage of opportunities to snap unforgettable photos. From Perth and beyond, embark on an epic road trip adventure that will leave your social media followers in awe.