Melbourne is one of Australia’s most colourful cities complete with high-rise buildings, outdoor spaces and beaches. It’s one of the best places to snap photos “for the ‘gram”. There is so much to see and do in this cultural capital of Australia you won’t be left wondering what to do next. Read on to find out the best Melbourne Instagram spots! 

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The Best Melbourne Instagram Spots

1) Eureka Sky Deck

The Eureka Skydeck is one of the best things to do in Melbourne at night, but It boasts amazing panoramic views of the cityscape no matter the time of day. You’ll experience a unique view of Melbourne, a whole 91 floors above the ground! 

2) Shrine of Remembrance

The Shrine of Remembrance is a War Memorial dedicated to all Australians who have served in numerous wars.

The shrine is located on a hill showcasing Melbourne’s stunning skyline.While this is a memorial, photos are encouraged as long as you are respectful on the grounds. 

Girl sitting on steps in a park facing a city skyline. The Shrine of Remembrance is one of the best Melbourne Instagram spots
Sitting on the steps of the Shrine of Remembrance

3) Docklands

Docklands is an area of the city that showcases Melbourne’s fantastic modern architecture and high-rises. This area is also on the water which is a great opportunity to capture reflections when the water is calmer. 

This area is also populated with lots of public artwork, be it wall murals or statues. 

5) Melbourne Star

The Melbourne Star is Melbourne’s answer to the London Eye. The Melbourne Star is also located in the Docklands area of the city and makes for an amazing photo op around Sunset with unique views of the city.

5) Melbourne Laneways

One of Melbourne’s most vibrant attractions is it’s Laneways. The Laneways are a collection of alleyways that are filled with public artwork and feature small independent cafés. The artwork varies per Laneway. Some of the most famous Laneways include AC/DC Lane, Hosier Lane and Centre Place. 

Girl standing in front of a brick wall with a drawing of baby Yoda graffitied on the wall.
The Laneways are Melbourne’s most colourful attraction and ever-changing

6) Melbourne Botanical Gardens 

A walk in Melbourne’s Botanical Gardens will bring you to some of the most stunning flora & fauna in the city. You can find an array of plants and trees in these gardens and are always a good time no matter the weather. One tree even looked like the Whomping Willow! 

7) Royal Exhibition Hall

Built in 1880 the Royal Exhibition Building is located in Carlton Gardens and a delicate piece of Victorian architecture in Melbourne. The Carlton Gardens as a whole are beautiful to wander through but this majestic building adds to it’s beauty. If you get the chance make sure you head inside the building, more Insta-opportunities await in the halls of this building. 

Photo of two trees either side of the frame with a stone water fountain between them. In the background is a ornate building with a grey dome sitting on top. 

The Royal Exhibition Building.
The beautiful Royal Exhibition building is located inside Carlton Gardens

8) Flinders Street Station

Flinders Street Station is one of the main hubs in Melbourne. This iconic Victorian style station is hard to miss. The best photo spots of Flinders Street Station are from St. Paul’s Cathedral across the street of from Flinders Street where you’ll get amazing views of the clock.

Photo of a brown and dark red brick ornate Victorian building with a clock and a big arch entryway underneath. On top of the building is a green dome and in front are crowds of people walking in varying directions. 

Flinders Street Station, Melbourne, Australia.
Flinders Street Station – one of the main hubs in Melbourne

9) Yarra River

The Yarra River runs through the Melbourne CBD and can be photographed from a variety of angles. Enjoy a boat ride through the Yarra River or from the shores of the Southbank.

The Southbank is one of the best places for photographing the Yarra River with the Skyline in the background. Also the ornate Princes Bridge is also great for any photo ops.  

Photo of a girl standing on a bridge with a river in the background with boats sailing. On either side of the river are high rise buildings and cityscapes.
The Prince’s Bridge is a great photo opp for views of the Yarra River

10) Brighton Beach Boxes

The Brighton beach boxes are an iconic landmark within Victoria. These colourful Victorian style beach huts are located on Brighton Beach just south of St. Kilda. There are many beach huts lining Brighton Beach, each with their own motives. One of the most Instagrammed in the famous “Australian Flag” beach hut. From Melbourne central the beach boxes are easily accessible via train. 

11) Fitzroy

Fitzroy is one of Melbourne’s more laid back hip neighbourhoods. Here you can find some of the best cafés in the city and many of them are pretty enough to Instagram too! Not only is Fitzroy a great place for brunch and nightlife but there is tons of public street art in it’s many alleyways. 

Also don’t forget to take a wander through Fitzroy Gardens. These gardens are beautiful on a sunny day and you can find little hidden waterfalls and even a miniature German village. 

12) Luna Park

Luna Park was one of my favourite places in St. Kilda. I think this playful theme park really brings the area to life. The iconic clown face that graces the entrance is instantly recognisable in Melbourne. The fun facade makes for an awesome Insta shot.

Photo of the facade of Luna Park in Melbourne Australia. The facade has the face of a clown with red lips and blue eyes and a crown of spikes in red, yellow and orange. The pillars either side are adorned with blues, reds and yellow. Luna Park in St. Kilda is an iconic landmark that makes for an awesome Instagram spot.
Luna Park Melbourne
Luna Park is one of Melbourne's most Instagrammable spots
Luna Parks freaky facade makes for interesting Instagram photos

13) St. Kilda Pier

The Pier at St. Kilda not only has the cutest building housing a restaurant at the end of it but it’s also frequented by the cutest penguins at night. If you miss the Penguins at night there is still plenty to see along the pier. This area has one of the best views of Melbourne’s CBD and skyline. It’s an awesome Instagram spot as you can have beaches, sand and the city all in one.

Photo of a beach pier on a sunny day with a light yellow Victorian beach style building in the background.
St. Kilda Pier is picturesque during the day time and frequented by Penguins at night

14) Queen Victoria Market

Queen Victoria Market ended up becoming one of my favourite places in Melbourne. When I was living in a hostel in Melbourne we would go to Queen Victoria Market every Sunday and scope out all the best deals (Oh how I miss cheap groceries!)

My favourite halls at the market are by far the deli section which features everything from cured meats, artisan cheeses and independent coffee shops. It’s also amazing on a Wednesday night for the night market which has food trucks featuring world cuisines. 

Photo of a walkway with covered shelter either side and hanging lights. In the background is a cityscape with high rise buildings.
The night market at Queen Elizabeth Market is one of my favourite places in Melbourne

15) FI:KA Hawthorn

It’s no secret that Melbourne is the king of brunch, and some brunch spots make for the perfect Insta opportunity. Both Matcha Mylkbar in St. Kilda and Fika in Hawthorn offer an experience that extends beyond the food. Matcha Mylkbar is famous for being 100% vegan and it’s experimental latte’s, while Fika offers a perfectly pink backdrop complete with candy floss milkshakes topped with gold leaf!

Photo of a table in a pink café with a pink strawberry milkshake topped with cotton candy. Next to the milkshake is a plate with avocado on toast and a small bowl with smoked salmon.
FI:KA is one of Melbourne’s most Instagrammable brunch spots – the food is really good too!

16) Great Ocean Road

If you’re venturing further afield or on a road trip from Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road boasts some of the most spectacular views in Victoria. Sandy Beaches and endless shimmering waters can be found along this stretch of road. The rugged coastline and turquoise blue ocean make for some of the best Instagrammable backgrounds. 

The Great Ocean Road can be done as a day trip from Melbourne or over a few nights.

Photo of a woman holding her arms out high on a sandy beach with bright blue ocean and rocky cliffs in the background. Loch Ard Gorge on the Great Ocean Road is one of the best Instagram spots in all of Victoria.
Loch Ard Gorge – One of the most photographed places along the Great Ocean Road

17) Yarra Valley

If you’re heading in the opposite direction or just heading out on a day trip from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is a beautiful area filled with rolling hills and picturesque vineyards. 

The Domaine Chandon Estate is perfectly groomed and features one of the most luxurious tasting rooms. Not only can you get your Instagram on here, you can “wine taste” (aka drink) to your hearts content! Make sure you also check out the awesome chocolate shop and dairy farm nearby! 

Photo of a tree in the foreground with a vineyard next to it and bushes and rolling hills in the background on a cloudy day. Views of the Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia
Views of the Yarra Valley from the Domaine Chandon Estate


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