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Best Photography Locations in Australia

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In a country as vast and varied as Australia, there are some amazing locations to please every photography genre, but where to start? We asked members of our Facebook groups across Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, to reveal where their favourite photography spots are.

We received a huge response! With suggestions such as the city suburb of Redfern, to the tropical beaches of Palm Cove, there is something for every photographer.

Where’s next on your travel list?

Caty Malo - The Ethel Wreck, on Ethel Beach inside the Innes National Park.

Photo by Caty Malo

The beautifully decayed wreck was uncovered by a storm that hit the Yorke Peninsula.

Photo by Caty Malo

Great for: Seascapes, sunsets and interesting macro details.

David Munro - “Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens is my favourite location - stunning in autumn and spring and bleak but beautiful in winter. It's a haven of peace and a photographers dream spot.”
Great for: Capturing Autumnal colours and landscapes.

Deborah F - The desert area of South Australia and just over into the Northern Territory around Finke and Lamberts Gravitational Geographical Centre.

Photo by Deborah F


Anna-Mair Francis - The Kimberley Region
Great for: Stunning landscapes and making the most of your wide angle lens.

John Moore - Karijini National Park.
Great for: Capturing long exposures of the waterfalls.

Hilary Forgan - Dwellingup Forest south of Perth. Bush photography paradise!
Great for: Nature photography and landscapes.

Photo by Hilary Forgan

Danielle Bodis - Caves Road, Margaret River. I love the trees here.

Photo by Danielle Bodis

Melanie Shaw - The Margaret River region! Especially the beaches at sunrise and sunset.
Great for: Seascapes and long exposures.

Photos by Melanie Shaw


Margaret McLennan - Kakadu! What more do you want; Aboriginal rock art, escarpments, unbelievable wetlands, crocodiles (lots of them), colour and so much more...


John Ellis - All locations in Australia are havens for photography, and one not better than another, but different. I love the Otways not far from Melbourne and there's no shortage of waterfalls. Like fires, you can spend hours looking at them..better than television!

Photo by John Ellis


Janie Golding - North Queensland, particularly around Cairns and Palm Cove. There are beautiful tropical beaches, rainforest and wildlife galore.
Great for: Nature photography and idyllic beach scenes.

Photos by Janie Golding

Michael House - I'm a big fan of Burleigh Point on the Gold Coast. There are magnificent sunrise opportunities and surfers throughout the day.

Photos by Michael House

Marina Kingham - I agree with Michael; I really love Rainbow beach on the boardwalk around from Greenmount beach for sunrise -my favourite!


Kathy Wallace - My personal favourite spots of recent times have been in Tasmania...from the Bay of Fires, to quaint towns like Deloraine and Richmond, to Freycinet National Park and you cannot miss out the magic of Cradle Mountain - because of their natural beauty. There are many other spots off the beaten track that are just as magical and also favourites of mine.

Photo by Kathy Wallace - The Bay of Fires

Photo by Kathy Wallace - Russell Falls

Wendy Hunter - King Island, Tasmania. It is a magical place, my daughter and I have been twice and our smiles are different over there……

Photos by Wendy Hunter


Alan Coligado - Redfern. Not the most picturesque place to photograph, but I find the rough edges and rawness of its street life and buildings fascinating. I especially enjoy visiting Carriageworks for the architecture, the occasional art exhibit and the Saturday market.
Great for: Street and architectural photography.

Lynda Bonney - It's very hard to choose but my favourite is my local beach, the Dee Why rock pools and Manly at dawn.

Photo by Lynda Bonney - Dee Why

Stephen Warby - The diversity of the Illawarra region: from beaches to rainforests, it's all here…

Kathy Wallace - Well....where do I start and how long have you got!! But to keep it brief....Sydney Harbour from Barangaroo to the Opera House/Bridge to the walking tracks along its foreshore...always impress with its natural beauty and magnificent structures.

Photo by Kathy Wallace

Has your favourite photography haven made the list? Let us know by joining in with the discussion in your city's group:

Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney

We look forward to seeing your suggestions!

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