Instagram has released the year’s most geo-tagged locations in Australia, with some interesting surprises amongst the places photographed the most by the seven million keen snappers who use the platform in the country.
Instagram has become one of the most popular forms of social media in Australia, helping to boost tourism and drawing in visitors with all its beautiful images of the nation’s most ‘Instagrammable’ spots.
All the big hitters that you would expect to feature are there in the top 10 geo-tagged locations for 2016, but the data released by Instagram has also revealed a few surprises.
Taking the number one place on the list is Bondi Beach, a world famous stretch of sand that sweeps along Sydney’s east coast and, as a regular in bucket lists all around the world, an unsurprising entry in the top spot.
Positions two to five are all waterside spots: Surfers Paradise Beach in Queensland came in second, Sydney Harbour third, the Sydney Harbour Bridge fourth and Melbourne’s St Kilda Beach fifth.
Sixth place is the National Gallery of Victoria, the seventh is the Grounds of Alexandria, and in eighth position is the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The largest sports stadium in Australia, this magnificent arena is a must-see for sports fans thanks to the added attraction of the museum which is attached to the stadium. In ninth and tenth places are Taronga Zoo and – perhaps surprisingly – Melbourne International Airport!
New South Wales was the most Instagrammed state in Australia with five entries in the top 10. Alongside the most geo-tagged locations in Australia, Instagram has also announced the top travel hashtags of 2016: making the podium here were #travel, #sunset and #travelgram.