Perth is an exciting, unique city with plenty to offer for snap-happy visitors and locals alike.
From the indomitable #quokkaselfie making waves worldwide, to the quaint little #blueboathouse that has become the second most popular Perth location for tourist photos, there's so much natural and developed beauty to light up your Instagram during your Perth adventures.
It's not hard to think of beautiful places to sharpen your photographic skills in Perth.
Our city is renowned for sun and fun at its idyllic white-sand beaches, world-class wildflowers and postcard-perfect panoramic views of the city from Kings Park, as well as the carefully-preserved heritage buildings dotting the modern streetscapes.
We reckon after checking out 6 of our favourite Insta-worthy locations in Perth, your friends, family and armchair-travelling followers will agree that Perth really is something special.
Without further ado, let's #SeePerth and showcase our gorgeous city!
Only 45 minutes inland from Perth City, the Perth Hills are chockful of picturesque views. The Zig Zag Scenic Drive offers unmissable panoramic vistas of the city, and with national parks and walking trails to explore, Insta fodder is plentiful.
The Perth Hills are particularly gorgeous during wildflower season (September to November), when colourful wildflowers abound in unspoiled nature. The region is also a great spot to snap a waterfall, from the undulating Hovea Falls in John Forrest National Park, to the gushing Lesmurdie Falls.
Finally, don't miss a visit to Araluen Botanic Park, a tranquil botanic garden founded in 1929, which is well worth a visit at any time of year for its relaxing activity.
From heavenly gardens with exotic and native species, to magnificent culturally-significant terraced gardens. From enjoying a great Aussie BBQ in the warmer months, to keeping toasty over a hot chocolate by the fireside of an open log fire in winter at the Chalet Healy log cabin tearooms. Araluen has it all. For more information, visit www.araluenbotanicpark.com.au.
The Swan River is one of the most iconic spots in Perth, and for good reason – the river contrasts in stunning beauty against the skyline of city skyscrapers.
There are many grassy areas such as the beloved Matilda Bay Reserve to have a picnic, enjoy a sunset and watch the sun set as the Perth cityscape comes alive with light in resplendent beauty.
Heading towards Perth Zoo for some cute animal snaps? Catch a Transperth ferry from Elizabeth Quay to Mends St Jetty (South Perth), and catch a bargain in the process. For only the price of a one-zone ticket, you can get some up-close-and-personal exciting photos right on the water.
On land, some great river-watching spots include the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, South Perth Yacht Club, and the much-loved Lucky Shag Waterfront Bar at Barrack St Jetty.
Of course, no Swan River explorer should miss one of Perth's most iconic spots for travel photos: the Crawley Edge Boatshed, popularly known as the Blue Boat House. This charming boat house at the end of a pier is exceptionally photogenic, with its azure colour harmonising perfectly with the equally blue Swan River for a truly incredible view.
While you're in the area, make sure you check out the ever-fashionable Eliza, a 2.2m bronze sculpture who is frequently dressed up for special occasions or even just for fun by local students: she's been seen dressed as Santa Claus, scary Halloween costumes, the scarf of a local sports team, and much more.
Instagram was once abuzz with a mystery: exquisite photos from an unknown "secret garden" all over social media, with posters adamantly keeping tight-lipped about its location. Fast forward to 2019 and the once carefully-guarded location of the Secret Garden is no more a secret.
Finally revealed to be the Carienup Wetlands, the Secret Garden is now widely enjoyed by Perth locals and travellers alike for its gorgeous forest-scapes, climbing vines, and scenery that looks like it's pulled straight from a fairy tale.
Be mindful, with the increased number of visitors has come damage to these wetlands, so please be conscious to take only photographs and leave only footprints as you enjoy one of Perth's most beloved natural urban treasures.
This bustling, dynamic port city was named a Lonely Planet Top 10 City in 2016, for good reason. Its' gorgeous heritage streetscapes, exciting street festivals and stunning ocean views make for a lot of fun, and of course some great Insta fodder.
Whether you're enjoying a boutique beer or fish and chips as you admire the coastline, snapping while shopping at the 122-year old Fremantle Markets, getting your history fix at the Fremantle Prison or on one of the Fremantle Heritage Trails, or capturing sunset views over Bathers Beach and Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, there's plenty to see, do and 'gram in Freo!
Nestled on the edge of the Swan River, between Barrack and William Street, this picturesque Perth City precinct opened in 2016 to much fanfare, and has since been the site of many exciting music, food and cultural festivals.
You can find something for everyone at Elizabeth Quay: from stylish bars to children's playspaces, delicious multicultural fare, the stunning new Ritz-Carlton Hotel (opening in November 2019) and of course plenty of Insta-worthy spots.
Elizabeth Quay's scenery is gorgeous at any time of day, with it's sparkling waterside vistas, extraordinary sunsets, and beautiful nighttime views. As the precinct and its gorgeous bridge and public art light up spectacularly, so does the beautiful Council House building a short walk from Elizabeth Quay.
Of course, Elizabeth Quay is also home to the iconic Bell Tower, which is very insta-worthy in itself, and makes a great vantage point for snaps of Perth CBD and the Swan River.
There's plenty to see and do at Elizabeth Quay, but the real fun is in the exploration - strolling along the boardwalks and the bridge with a gelato in hand, people-watching, and enjoying one of Perth's most beloved destinations.
Rottnest Island is Perth's very own island paradise and adventure playground. Only a mere 19km off the coast of Perth, "Rotto" feels like a million miles away from the urban hustle and bustle of the CBD, with plenty of fun to be had.
From sunbathing and snorkeling, to climbing the photogenic Wadjemup Lighthouse for panoramic views of the whole island, and last but certainly not least: joining the worldwide craze by taking your very own #quokkaselfie with these friendly exotic animals.
Quokkas are a small marsupial around the size of a housecat, with an estimated population of approximately 12,000 on Rottnest Island. Their charming smile, tiny paws and cute appearance make them a perfect selfie partner, with celebrities including Roger Federer and Margot Robbie having set Instagram abuzz with their quokka selfie shots.
Remember, quokkas are wild animals, so a few tips to keep them happy and healthy courtesy of the Rottnest Island Authority: don't touch the quokkas or give them water or food, make sure to cycle carefully on the island, and do enjoy watching them on their own terms.
You'll see plenty of quokka action during the day, but as they are primarily nocturnal animals, the evening is when they really come out in force, and watching quokka mothers nurse their young, or wide-awake quokkas scampering around in the evening, it's well worth an overnight visit to Rottnest to enjoy quokkas during their most active time.
While you're on Rottnest, make sure to also enjoy the ocean in all its glory. Whether you're enjoying an underwater adventure with a Glass Bottom Sea Kayaking Tour, spotting a magnificent humpback whale on the Adventure Rottnest tour with Rottnest Express, or enjoying a guided snorkelling adventure with Rottnest Fast Ferries, you'll find plenty of stunning and eminently photographable marine life to make your Instagram truly sing.