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australia There's a lot to love about #BrunswickHeads in @visitnsw πŸ’š This lovely seaside village lies at the mouth of the picturesque Brunswick River, just a short drive north of Byron Bay. The river is perfect for kayaking, fishing and strolling alongside, plus there are glorious ocean beaches too so you get the best of both worlds. You can take a guided kayak tour of this enchanting river system; several local companies offer tours, including @byroncruises, Go Sea Kayaks and Byron Bay Adventure Tours. Photo: @casey_eveleigh #newsouthwales #travelgram #photooftheday #explore #travel
australia Sunday mornings are for sleeping in... 😴 This is Iris the baby #wombat - isn't she beautiful?! She lives on @flindersisland in @tasmania and is being hand-raised by the devoted Kate Mooney, aka. 'The wombat lady of Flinders Island'. Kate fell in love with #FlindersIsland as a teenager, then visited again at age 20 and never left. She now plays mum to the island's orphaned wombats, devoting endless hours to hand-raising and releasing them on her 40-hectare patch of paradise on this beautiful rugged island in @northerntasmania. What a heart-warming story! Photo: @flindersisland #discovertasmania #northerntasmania #wildlifephotography #travel β €
australia "Will you come for a swim with me - pleeease?" - Oh go on, how could you resist that face?! 😍 @danavilaphotography bumped into this gorgeous sea lion while on a cruising expedition with @eco_abrolhos in @australiascoralcoast. When you arrive in this insanely beautiful part of @westernaustralia, it shouldn't take much convincing to get in the water - it's crystal clear and offers incredible diving and snorkelling. Oh, and don't forget about the adorable locals! Photo: @danavilaphotography #justanotherdayinwa #australiascoralcoast #wildlifephotography #explore #travel
australia Endless shades of blue on the #GreatBarrierReef πŸ’™ This section of @queensland's @gbrmarinepark is known as #HardyReef, and you'll find it off the coast of the @whitsundaysqld. Several local boat tour companies have pontoons at Hardy Reef; it's packed with marine life and coral and is known as an excellent spot for snorkelling and diving. It's a fairly solid boat trip from Airlie Beach on the mainland, so if you're keen to maximise your reef time, try the 'Reefsleep' experience with @cruisewhitsundays where you'll get to sleep under the stars on the pontoon and have the reef all to yourself when you wake up. Photo: @_jamestf #gbrmarinepark #thisisqueensland #lovewhitsundays #explore #travel
australia Hip hip, hooray - it's Imogen the #koala's third birthday! 🐨 πŸŽ‰ You may remember @symbiozoo's famous koala from when she was a baby; she hit the big time when some rather adorable footage of her munching on gum leaves in a fluffy white basket went viral. Now, she's all grown up, and she's still melting the hearts of visitors to this wildlife park near @sydney. So if you're heading to @visitnsw, make sure you pop down and wish her a happy birthday in person - she'd love to meet you! Video: @symbiozoo #newsouthwales #ilovesydney #wildlife #travel #explore
australia What a magical sky show! We can't get enough of the @visit12apostles, and can you blame us?! They're magnificent! It's no wonder this part of the @visitgreatoceanroad attracts so many photographers aiming to capture that perfect shot of these majestic limestone stacks. This sensational snap is by @benpstanton, a @visitmelbourne local who has, in fact, completed an epic 100-kilometre-long hike along this rugged coastline. Sounds like quite an achievement! Photo: @benpstanton #visitvictoria #visit12apostles #visitgreatoceanroad #explore #travel
australia That feeling when you leave the office on a Friday πŸŽ‰ This happy dolphin got some serious air whilst surfing the waves of @amazingalbany, which isn't uncommon in this part of @westernaustralia. There are some decent waves in @australiassw; from #Albany to nearby Bremer Bay, and up the coast to the famous @margaretriver region. Spotting marine life is common in these parts; it's a humpback whale highway from June until November, and dolphins can be spotted all year round. Photo: @xiamidan #amazingalbany #australiassw #justanotherdayinwa #explore #travel
australia Morning laps on the @destinationgoldcoast 🏊 spotted this #kangaroo taking a dip at the Broadwater, which is the perfect place to cool off on a warm day. The Broadwater is a waterfront promenade stretching from Biggera Waters in the north to Southport in the south, with lush parklands and calm shallow waters. Temperatures are starting to get rather balmy around this time of year in @queensland's #GoldCoast, so it's no wonder the wildlife need to escape the heat! Video: #wearegoldcoast #thisisqueensland #wildlife #explore #travel
australia Talk about million dollar views! This magnificent outlook is from @sydney's #RoyalBotanicGarden, which you'll find just a short stroll from the centre of the CBD. The @rbgsydney is not only the perfect place for a stroll and a selfie; it also plays host to the @stgeorgeopenair outdoor cinema which runs from early January until mid-February. If you're planning to be in #Sydney over this time, book your tickets in advance - it's super popular, and with views like this one, it's not hard to see why! Photo: @coffeencarryon #ilovesydney #stgeorgeopenair #travelgram #explore #travel
australia Imagine waking up to a #sunrise like this one at #CabaritaBeach πŸ™Œ When staying at the lovely @_halcyonhouse, you can do just that - take a tour via our Instagram Stories now ⬆️ The dreamy coastal spot in @visitnsw where #HalcyonHouse is located is just 15 minutes from the @destinationgoldcoast, 30 minutes north of Byron Bay or an hour's drive from @visitbrisbane. Born out of an old 1960s surf motel, this boutique hotel had a stunning makeover just the year before last and now epitomises the laid-back luxury vibe of #NewSouthWales' far north coast. Photo: @jaahdon #travel #explore #photooftheday #travelgram #wanderlust
australia If you're looking for the ocean, you've come to the wrong place! Believe it or not, this crystal-clear body of water is an inland freshwater lake, in the middle of #FraserIsland in @queensland's @visitfrasercoast. It's called #LakeMcKenzie, and it's fringed with powdery white sand so you'd be forgiven for thinking you were at the beach. If you're wondering whether you can swim here, the answer is yes - the water is clean, refreshing, and calm, so it's the ideal spot to cool off on a warm day. Photo: @arnezbl #visitfrasercoast #thisisqueensland #explore #travel #photooftheday
australia Babysitting duties at @cavershamwildlifepark 🐨🐨 These two tiny koalas hitching a ride here are actually cousins; it's quite common for female koalas to joey-sit for family and friends. You'll find #CavershamWildlifePark in @theswanvalley, around 30 minutes' drive from the CBD of @experienceperth in @westernaustralia. There are plenty of native wildlife experiences available here, but there's also a bit of a true-blue Aussie farm theme happening - you can watch sheep shearing, milk a cow, bottle feed a lamb, meet a stockman on horseback and watch sheepdogs mustering the sheep. Video: @cavershamwildlifepark #seeperth #justanotherdayinwa #explore #travel #wildlife
australia Be right back - we're just taking a quick dip at #CronullaBeach in @sydney πŸ’¦ This delightful spot is one of many epic beaches along #Sydney's coastline, and the good news is that you can get here by train from the city. Cronulla's a popular surf beach, but it's also safe for swimming and snorkelling. There are loads of great little cafes, bars and restaurants right near the beach here which are perfect for a bite to eat after you've cooled off. Photo: @kelliedee #ilovesydney #travel #explore #photooftheday #travelgram
australia Here's hoping your day is as awesome as the view from the top of the #WineglassBay lookout in @tasmania πŸ‘Œ It's no surprise that describes this mind-boggling spot as "certainly one most beautiful places I’ve ever been!". Hiking up to the lookout here is sure to work up an appetite, so take a picnic in your backpack - you can load up on gourmet Tassie produce at nearby @freycinetlodge; they have an in-house providore that's open to all visitors to the Freycinet National Park. Photo: #discovertasmania #tasmania #eastcoasttasmania #travel #explore
australia Believe it or not, this isn't a postcard - this perfectly framed shot of @visitcanberra is for real! The impeccable symmetry of Australia's capital city is evident in the view from the top of Mount Ainslie, as captured here by @robmulally. Despite being a planned city, #Canberra has an uncanny ability to blend into its surrounding landscapes, and is often referred to as "the bush capital". @robmulally sums it up nicely: "It has an elegant profile set low amongst the rolling hills... making where the bush starts and where the city ends a difficult place to define." Photo: @robmulally #visitcanberra #explore #travel #wanderlust #travelgram
australia Come dive the incredible #TangaloomaWrecks with us on our Instagram Stories now ⬆️ πŸ’¦ At the recent @canoncollectiveofficial festival in Moreton Island in @queensland, the @canonaustralia collective, in partnership with @tangaloomaislandresort, hosted a range of unique photography experiences and workshops for aspiring photographers. Just a short ferry trip from @visitbrisbane, #MoretonIsland makes for a super accessible island getaway packed with awesome snorkelling, diving, land-based activities like sand tobogganing and as you can see, some seriously epic photography spots! Photo: @rsit_richard #canonaustralia #tangalooma #brisbaneanyday #thisisqueensland #explore
australia Sunny mornings are best spent at Tallebudgera Creek in the @destinationgoldcoast β˜€οΈ This delightful spot is just 30 minutes' drive from the #GoldCoast CBD and is the ideal place to spend a day at the beach. If you want to stay for more than just a day, we recommend visiting outside of peak season or planning ahead - the @gctouristparksΒ caravan park that sits right on the estuary is super popular and gets booked out well in advance. Photo: @stu_art_photos #wearegoldcoast #thisisqueensland #explore #travel #wanderlust
australia Forward, march! πŸ¦€πŸ¦€πŸ¦€ The red crabs are on the move on @christmasisland; they're scuttling down to the beach in their thousands since the monsoon rains arrived late last week. This fascinating behaviour is part of their annual migration from the forest to the coast to breed; the moist, overcast conditions allow the crabsΒ to make their long and difficult journey to the sea. It's estimated that 40 - 50 million of these bright red land crabs live on #ChristmasIsland, which means that during the migration the island is literally covered with these colourful critters. What a crab-ulous sight! Video: @chrisbrayphotography #wildlife #explore #travel
australia Leave a message at the tone, we're busy admiring the sunset from the #NightcliffForeshore in #Darwin πŸ’œ This lovely spot is a favourite for locals who live in the @ausoutbacknt's tropical capital, especially on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights when the @cucinasottolestelle food truck is parked up in the carpark. This street food van serves authentic handmade Italian pasta and wood-fired pizzas, which are perfect for a casual dinner with a @tourismtopendsunset view. Photo: @savvy_social #restaurantaustralia #tourismtopend #NTaustralia #explore #travel
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