Get snapping in Canberra's most photogenic spots

Get snapping in Canberra's most photogenic spots

Any savvy Instagrammer knows there are certain spots that tick all the boxes for the perfect ‘gram. Whether you’re searching for interesting landscapes and jaw-dropping backgrounds, or on the hunt for moody lighting or photogenic (and mouth-watering) dishes, get to know Canberra like the locals do with this hit-list of beautiful shooting locations.

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    Ovolo Nishi's Grand Stair

    Featuring reclaimed timber running up the stairs and a huge overhanging installation, this award winning staircase is a must-visit for anyone wanting to grab a photo of a truly unique architectural feat.

    Visit Ovolo Nishi
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    Mt Stromlo Observatory

    If it’s a rustic backdrop or ethereal sunsets you’re after, Mt Stromlo Observatory is your go-to. Lovers of the minimal aesthetic can enjoy the textured walls that create interest in an otherwise stark shot.

    Visit Mt Stromlo Observatory
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    Gibraltar Falls

    Dive into nature’s infinity pool. After a short trek off Corin Road, you’ll be rewarded with a serene outlook over Namadgi National Park. Perfect for that pensive, at-one-with-nature shot.

    Visit Gibraltar Falls
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    Lake Burley Griffin

    Sunrises, sunsets, national attractions, hot air balloons – what doesn’t our lake have going for it?! Home of many events such as Enlighten and Floriade, you’re in for a treat year round.

    Visit Lake Burley Griffin
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    Jamala Wildlife Lodge

    Take a bath beside a bear, lounge about with the lions and say hi to your neighbour Hummer the giraffe from your balcony. But fair warning – a stay in this unique luxury accommodation may result in you spending a lot of time letting friends know your photos are for real!

    Visit Jamala Wildlife Lodge
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    The Cupping Room

    Home to some of Canberra’s most vibrant and colourful dishes, the biggest problem you’ll encounter at The Cupping Room is keeping the food on the plate long enough for you to get your shot!

    Visit The Cupping Room
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    National Arboretum Canberra

    Immerse yourself in stunning vistas, dense greenery and playful architecture. Do as the insiders do and perch up here during the Balloon Spectacular for a stunning view across our city.

    Visit the National Arboretum Canberra
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    Within Without

    The National Gallery of Australia is home to James Turrell’s permanent Skyspace installation “Within without”. Favoured by style bloggers and light lovers everywhere, the turquoise blue of the body of water surrounding the inner dome provides a sharp contrast to the blush pink walls and earthy colours.

    Visit the National Gallery of Australia
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    Canberra and Region Visitors Centre

    Swinging by the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre for some local tips, to book tickets for events and tours, or pick up a spot of shopping? Make sure you head in with your camera primed to grab some winning shots of Lake Burley Griffin, rainbows reflecting from Captain Cook Memorial Jet and onto many of our national attractions.

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