Instaworthy places to visit across Queensland

Our picks for Queensland’s most instaworthy locations.

Daintree National Park

Mossman Gorge in Daintree National Park

Mossman Gorge - @mycolourfulworld_

The Daintree Rainforest is a National Park in far north Queensland, 100 kilometres northwest of Cairns. There are two main sections of the park – Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation. Daintree National Park houses the oldest rainforest on the planet, so expect some great photos.

Noosa

Girl swimming in water at Noosa National Park Fairy Pools

Noosa National Park - @oliviatedesco

Located in the Sunshine Coast region, Noosa is around 150 kilometres north of Brisbane and known for its stunning beaches, lakes and National Park. If you’re hunting for a lush place to relax, shop, photograph and eat well, Noosa is the place to go.

Atherton Tablelands

Sunrise over Atherton Tablelands with tree in the foreground

Sunrise over the tablelands - @andrewwatsonphoto

The ‘Tablelands’ is a highland region in far north Queensland, about a six-hour drive from Cairns. The area is well-known for its gourmet food and wine trail as well as numerous waterfalls and rainforest hikes. If you’re looking for a place to ‘gram’ try: Mount Mulligan, Chillagoe Caves, Curtain Fig Tree, Lake Tinaroo, Mt Hypipamee Crater, Undara Lava Tubes, Broomfield Swamp, Paronella Park and the twin crater lakes of Barrine and Eacham.

Burleigh Heads

Aerial view of surfers in the water at Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Surf - @dylanmattner

Burleigh Heads is located on the Gold Coast, just south of Surfers Paradise. The foreshore is famous for its towering pine trees, parkland and picturesque ocean views. You’re sure to get some likes on photos from here. Some of the most popular ways to explore the area include going for a swim at the headland, having a picnic on the hill or embarking on a walk in the National Park.

Lamington National Park

Aerial view of waterfall at Coomera Gourge

Coomera Gorge - @geoff.r.king

The Lamington National Park lies on the Lamington Plateau of the McPherson Range, right on the Queensland and New South Wales State border. What most say makes this area special are the extensive walking tracks, spectacular views, photo ops and ecological importance. Note: if you are driving from Brisbane, expect to be in the car for at least two hours.

Fraser Island

Woman watching the sunset over the ocean on Fraser Island

Fraser Island - @escape_your_life

Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island, sitting just off the southern Queensland coast. It’s also one of the only places on earth where rainforests grow on sand dunes. If you are looking for superb scenery, swimming spots, sand dunes and 4WD tracks, this is the perfect place to go. Note: if you are planning on visiting you will either need to catch a 50-minute ferry or fly in directly from Brisbane.

Mount Coot-tha

View of Brisbane CBD covered in fog from Mount Coot-tha lookout

Mount Coot-tha lookout - @evanmorgansphotography

Mount Coot-tha is 287 metres above sea level, making it Brisbane’s highest peak and one of the best spots to views of the State’s capital. Only a short drive from the CBD, Mount Coot-tha sits nestled in between Brisbane Forest Park and the Brisbane Botanic Gardens. You’ll find a café and restaurant at the lookout as well.

Girraween National Park

Woman watching the sunrise over Pyramid Rocks in Girraween National Park

Pyramid Rocks - @wanderstories

Girraween National Park is an area of the Granite Belt in the Darling Downs region and known for its spectacular flowers, dramatic landscapes and unique wildlife. Located halfway between Stanthorpe and Tenterfield, you can explore almost 30 kilometres of walking tracks or camp at Castle Rock or Bald Rock Creek. If you’re lucky, you might even see a wombat!

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