Fans of Canberra have embraced the #visitcanberra hashtag on Instagram, with more and more people using it to share their Canberra images. 

More than 80,000 images were tagged with #visitcanberra on Instagram last year bringing the total number to more than 166,000 images.

The most popular fan image featured by VisitCanberra in 2016, with 2,424 likes and 49 comments, was a double exposure created by Instagrammer @akirawisnu of the highly-Instagrammable supermoon and the Urambi Hills Nature Reserve. It is now also the most popular image featured by VisitCanberra ever.

Scenic shots continue to consistently receive the most likes on @VisitCanberra’s account; people just love Canberra’s wide open spaces, lakes, mountains, sunsets and sunrises, and dramatic skyline. Telstra Tower in particular was a popular photography subject appearing in five of the top ten images, while Lake Burley Griffin starred in four.

When it comes to the most commented images shared by @VisitCanberra, food and coffee are popular subjects this year including 38 Espresso’s Bacon Piccolo and Koko Black’s Dessert Degustation. Bushwalking locations, like Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, and the ever-popular Canberra Balloon Spectacular also proved comment worthy.

Remember to share your holiday snaps with VisitCanberra on social media using #visitcanberra for a chance to have them featured.

@VisitCanberra’s 10 most liked Instagram posts of 2016

1. A double exposure of the Supermoon and the Urambi Hills Nature Reserve created by Instagrammer @akirawisnu (2,424 likes)
1. A double exposure of the Supermoon and the Urambi Hills Nature Reserve created by Instagrammer @akirawisnu (2,424 likes)
2. Supermoon and Telstra Tower by Instagrammer @glenn_photographer (1,417 likes)
2. Supermoon and Telstra Tower by Instagrammer @glenn_photographer (1,417 likes)
3. Sunset over Lake Burley Griffin by Instagrammer @tomgcumming (1,404 likes)
3. Sunset over Lake Burley Griffin by Instagrammer @tomgcumming (1,404 likes)
4. National Arboretum Canberra in winter by Instagrammer @carolelvin (1,362 likes)
4. National Arboretum Canberra in winter by Instagrammer @carolelvin (1,362 likes)
5. Snow on Mount Ainslie by Instagrammer @threemillsbakery (1,342 likes)
5. Snow on Mount Ainslie by Instagrammer @threemillsbakery (1,342 likes)
6. Telstra Tower at sunset by Instagrammer @frabjous.day (1,284 likes)
6. Telstra Tower at sunset by Instagrammer @frabjous.day (1,284 likes)
7. Canberra Balloon Spectacular over National Arboretum Canberra by Instagrammer @travelnbeyond (1,274 likes)
7. Canberra Balloon Spectacular over National Arboretum Canberra by Instagrammer @travelnbeyond (1,274 likes)
8. Lake Burley Griffin at sunset by Instagrammer @ab4nk (1,259 likes)
8. Lake Burley Griffin at sunset by Instagrammer @ab4nk (1,259 likes)
9. Aerial shot of Canberra by Instagrammer @glenn_photographer (1,255 likes)
9. Aerial shot of Canberra by Instagrammer @glenn_photographer (1,255 likes)
10. Lake Burley Griffin by Instagrammer @topkidz_canberra (1,244 likes)
10. Lake Burley Griffin by Instagrammer @topkidz_canberra (1,244 likes)