Most liked Instagram photos for @VisitCanberra in 2023
Updated 22 Jan 2024
Canberra's spectacular natural beauty, a winner on social media
Whether it was sunrise or sunset, VisitCanberra’s most liked Instagram photos in 2023 highlighted the vast natural beauty and the best the ACT has to offer. It’s not hard to throw a love heart Canberra’s way when it comes to the stunning images 2023 saw posted on Instagram about the nation’s capital.
The official Instagram account for Canberra (@visitcanberra) continues to spread the word about the capital city and its beauty, as 17,000 new followers have joined in over the past 12 months to enjoy the view. In case you missed it, we’ve rounded up the top Instagram posts of 2023 all in one place, so that you too can drool over this beautiful capital city.
Year after year, images of the outdoor and nature-based activities in Canberra have continued to be the most liked posts on VisitCanberra’s social media channels, and 2023 was no different.
Autumn beauty in Canberra
Autumn carousel – 3,491 likes – @jujubdendey, @snapsbysal, @hugo.the.vizsla.boss, @melroselanephotography, @grant_oloughlan, @aris_pixels, @travel_ling, @walter_the_groodle, @stoplumpymash and @welch.jpg
The most popular post of the year was a round-up of autumn images across Canberra. Whether snapped at the National Arboretum Canberra or in one of Canberra’s many beautiful, tree-lined streets – the stunning colours of Canberra’s autumn landscapes garnered nearly 3,500 likes. The post was seen over 45,000 times, received 296 shares and over 100 saves.
The sunrise and sunset on show
Runners up next on the list won’t surprise any Canberran, with a spectacular sunset and a moody sunrise taking 2nd and 3rd place for total likes. With 2,352 likes, local photographer @wanderlust73 captured a stunning sunset over Lake Burley Griffin. While @bentellier_ woke early to photograph Canberra’s most iconic view, looking down Anzac Parade, across to the National Triangle from the Mount Ainslie Lookout.
Walking in a winter wonderland
Namadgi National Park winter wonderland – 2,257 – @laurenlsutton
As one of the few cities in Australia to have four distinct seasons, Canberra definitely puts on a show as the colours change throughout the year. When the frost arrived this year, @laurenlsutton ventured out to Namadgi National Park to capture a winter wonderland. The post was seen over 32,500 times, received 2,257 likes and over 1030 saves – and we’re not surprised!
A spectacular sight
You can’t think of images of Canberra without thinking of a beautiful skyscape covered in hot air balloons. In 2023, images of the Canberra Balloon Spectacular held annually in March, garnered lots of positive attention, with 2,195 likes for this stunning carousel – and we’re not confused as to why, with views like that.
A natural beauty
Winter morning fog across Mt. Majura – 2,164 – @wanderlust73, Canberra’s best lavender haze carousel – 1,819 –@ashfromthestars_, @surattana.ss, @snapsbysaland @vanessasmyth_photography, Sunflower maze at Majura Valley Farm Gate – 1,782 – @tim.j.richardson
More likes and attention given to Canberra’s natural beauty can be seen in the next highest posts, with stunning images of winter morning fog, the lavender haze across the capital, and a sunflower maze at Majura Valley Farm Gate.
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