Feel like your Instagram feed has been lacking lately? Set your sights – and your camera – on Brisbane and discover the most snap-worthy spots in Queensland's capital, from the street-level graffiti murals of Merivale Street to the sky-high mountain peaks of Mount Coot-tha. Guaranteed to sustain your #throwbackthursdays and #flashbackfriday's for years to come, this roadtrip will have you racking up your 'likes' in no time.
Get your selfie sticks ready – Brisbane's most social media-friendly sights are only a car hire away.
Almost as iconic as the skyline itself, this inner-city beach is famed for its panorama of Brisbane’s soaring skyscrapers and its enviable location on the banks of the Brisbane River. The country's only beach in the heart of a city, you won't need to take your car hire far to enjoy this urban oasis. Best of all, once you arrive you'll be able to fill your feed with all the Instagram classics – from the typical sand-in-toes shot to the famous beach towel selfie – all with Brisbane's mighty CBD as a backdrop.
A mere four kilometres east of Streets Beach, Brisbane's most-loved lookout spot offers an entirely different point of view of the sparkling cityscape. Take the time to climb the 107 steps and you'll be rewarded with views across to Brisbane's city centre and the river below from the top of the rugged escarpment. Want to save time snapping? Opt for one of the square, stone windows that peer out from within the cliffs for instant cropping and framing – #nofilter.
Back amongst Brisbane's concrete jungle, there's just as many social media-worthy shots to be found. Go on a cultural crawl at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art before hitting up Pillars Street Art Gallery – an open air display proudly showcasing ten mega-sized paintings on the mainstays of Brisbane's railway line. Standing at an astonishing 7-metres tall and screaming industrial-chic, these spectacular murals can almost guarantee a spike in your IG likes – provided you can fit them in your frame.
The perfect place to (literally) take your Instagram selfie to new heights, Mount Coot-tha's 287-metre elevation means you and your followers will be able to snag a birds-eye-view of Brisbane without ever leaving the ground. Well worth the 15-minute trip from the city, Mount Coot-tha is ideal for capturing all the ruggedness of Brisbane's bushlands without sacrificing your mobile signal.
Situated in the charming borough of Albion Village just 15-minutes beyond Mount Coot-tha, Artie & Mai is a goldmine for amateur foodie snaps. A fixture on the Instagram feed of Brisbanites when it comes to drool-worthy brunch photos, this café-come-bar in the evening is teeming with all of the hipster essentials, from trendy industrial lighting to the local craft beers on tap. Shoot your soy flat white next to a backdrop of exposed brick or go for the ultra-photogenic French toast – served with salted caramel, candied bacon ice cream and a side of Instagram envy.
One for the budding photographers, Nudgee Beach provides an ideal location to capture one of Queensland's legendary sunrises or sunsets. With still, glass-like waters that mirror the colours of the sky and near empty shores that keep photo bombers at bay, you're guaranteed to get a few double takes – and double taps – from your Instagram admirers.
Ready to lift your Instagram game? Grab a car rental in Brisbane and fill your feed with the city's most incredible sights.