The 12 most Instagrammable spots in Melbourne

Two of my favourite things in the world… Melbourne and Instagram. I fell in love with the social media platform Instagram a little over 2 years ago when I discovered I could use it as a way of sharing beautiful photos online.

It’s the perfect tool for unleashing some of my creative juices by capturing the places, spaces and events in my blogging life, which all come together to document my Melbourne journey on a daily basis.


The 12 most Instagrammable spots in Melbourne



It makes perfect sense for me to share 12 of my favourite places in this beautiful city to get ‘your Instagram on‘!

You can follow our Instagram feed over at @melbournegirl to see many more beautiful and perfectly Instagram worthy Melbourne destinations.


The 12 most Instagrammable spots in Melbourne


Federation Square Melbourne


1. Federation Square

“The iconic centre of our beautiful City”



Ponyfish Island


2. Ponyfish Island

“One of the coolest bars in Melbourne – find it floating under the Southbank Pedestrian Bridge”



Hosier Lane - Photography by Melbourne Girl


3. City Laneways

“Our laneways are the heart and soul of Melbourne”



View from Eureka 89


4. View from Eureka 89

“Head up 89 stories, enjoy dinner and capture the view from Melbourne’s tallest building”



Albert Park Lake


5. Albert Park Lake

“Just as pretty to watch from the ground or sky”



Shrine of Remembrance


6. Royal Botanic Gardens and Shrine of Remembrance

“A playground on the city’s edge for Melbournians big and small”



Yarra River Melbourne


7. Yarra River

“There’s always something exciting happening riverside”



Hot Air Ballooning Melbourne


8. Hot Air Ballooning Melbourne

“The perfect way to experience Melbourne from above”



Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building


9. Royal Exhibition Building

“Melbourne’s most majestic and historical building and the new Fashion Festival home”




Melbourne Night Market


10. Melbourne Night Market

“Shop the market stalls and indulge in the food truck delights”



Chuckle Park


11. Chuckle Park

“Eat, drink, be merry and enjoy the laneway vibes”



Brighton Bathing Boxes


12. Bathing Boxes

“Our famous bathing boxes along Brighton Beach and Mornington Peninsula are a must-visit”




Shout out any other Insta-worthy Melbourne spots you think should be included on our list in the comments below!






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Emily Collie is Founder and Editor of well-known Australian travel blog, Melbourne Girl. Emily has written travel articles for Expedia, eHarmony, Amex Shop Small Blogger Series and, and has been featured on many Australian websites including Mimco Mimzine and Bonds Australia Blog, and was invited on behalf of the VRC and Myer, to judge the Myer Fashions on the Field competition on Emirates Melbourne Cup Day.


  • April 15, 2016


    How amazing is Melbourne?! I’m never leaving this city. But tbh I really thought a picture of H&M was going to pop up, it seems to be a huge photo opportunity for females of all ages, ha!

  • April 15, 2016

    Emily Collie

    I agree – the Melbourne GPO building is great to photograph too!

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  • October 25, 2016

    Nathan @ TheTRVLBlog

    All great sports which I’m sure I’ll be heading to soon! I’m a big fan of all the street art around the city. A personal favourite location is Artist’s Lane just off Chapel St.

  • February 17, 2019

    Rebecca Kennedy

    I found this article on Pinterest. When I saw it was by you, I said, Hey! I follow her on Instagram. 🙂 (I’m Vegas Beckons on Instagram) Love this article because I have no idea what I should look at when I visit. Melbourne is certainly a HUGE city. Thanks for the ideas!

  • February 25, 2019

    Emily Collie

    Thanks for your kind message Rebecca! Hope you are enjoying following along on @melbournegirl instagram!

  • July 8, 2020

    UK writer

    Wow, thank you for sharing this list of such awesome ones. I hope that when the situation in the world becomes normalized, I will visit Australia and Melbourne in particular. I hope that you will continue to make this type of content.

  • July 12, 2020

    Emily Collie

    Thanks for our message.
    I hope the world too can recover from this terrible circumstance!

    This blog has been in holiday mode for two years, but feel free to navigate our stories ~ Melbourne and it’s surrounding suburbs are an incredible part of Australia!

    Cheers, Emily

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