The 10 most popular destinations in Australia on Instagram

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Judging by how social media effects tourism in the age of “if you don’t post it, did it really happen?”, Instagram’s most geotagged locations is a fairly good barometer of where the place to be actually is.

Instagram has just released it’s 2017 year in review data, revealing Hugh Jackman is the most followed Aussie, but Chris Hemsworth gets the most “Likes”, and the most geotagged locations in the country. Some places, like Bondi and the Sydney Opera House, are not so surprising — they’re favourites among tourists and locals — but places like the MONA in Tasmania, and WA’s Rottness Island, which were the most popular locations in their state, are more interesting.

Scroll to countdown the top ten Australian locations, and see what won in every state and territory.

10. National Gallery of Victoria

‘Eternity Buddha in Nirvana’ 2016-2017 by Xu Zhen @ngvmelbourne . This must see 18 metre art installation integrates elements of Eastern and Western cultural heritage to create in the artists own words, “a new form of creative culture.” The great reclining Buddha is complemented by the gods and heroes of Greek and Roman mythology ???????? #mustsee . #ngvmelbourne #XuZhen #melbournetodo #melbourneevents #art #artinstallation #artgallery #visitmelbourne #seeaustralia #igersmelbourne #exhibition #artblogger #artshare #artlovers #melbourne #artwork #architecture #visualsgang #creativeoptic #all2epic #creatorgrams #architecture #buddha #peace #artappreciation #sculpture #artoninstagram #love #life

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9. MCG

8. South Bank, Brisbane

7. St Kilda Beach — Top Spot in VIC

Life’s a beach???????????????????? (quite literally right now)

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6. Surfers Paradise Beach— Top Spot in QLD

5. Sydney Harbour


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4. Manly Beach

3. Darling Harbour

2. Sydney Opera House


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1. Bondi — Top Spot in NSW

Bondi’s famous Icebergs at sunrise #bondibeach

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This article first appeared on Popsugar Australia. See the original here.

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