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Our Favourite Photography Locations in Queensland

Travelling around Australia, you won’t run short of amazing locations perfect for photography. Queensland is certainly one of the most photogenic places in Australia, if not the world!

From the colourful city of Brisbane to the far reaches of northern Queensland, from rolling plains to gorgeous beaches, there is sure to be a place your camera will love!

Excellent weather and awe-inspiring sights make Queensland the perfect place to get some stunning photos. These are some of our favourite photography spots in Queensland.

The Great Barrier Reef

Elabana Falls, Lamington National Park

Elabana Falls is located within Lamington National Park, an hour and a half drive from Brisbane. It’s a popular destination for photographers because this waterfall is one of the most stunning in Australia.

A bit of a hike from the carpark, you will be rewarded with plenty of opportunities to whip your camera out. Once you reach the falls, be sure to tiptoe over the rocks to get a better view of this beautiful natural scene.

elabana falls in queenslandSource: Tatters.

Southbank, Brisbane

For impressive urban photography, there’s no better place to go than Brisbane’s Southbank. It’s a great place to spend a few hours, taking in the sights of the city and wandering down the promenade.

Get a stunning view of the city from the promenade or take a ride on the Brisbane Wheel for striking views. The wheel lights up at night and makes for an excellent subject itself. Just be sure you have a tripod on you for crisp clean late-night shots.

Brisbane from Southbank

Mt Coot-tha

For a brilliant view of Queensland’s capital city, you can’t go past Mt Coot-tha. Only a twenty-minute drive from Brisbane you will be treated to an amazing panoramic view of the city.

Brisbane is one of the most picturesque cities in Australia, and from Mt Coot-tha you can see why. Surrounded by greenery, the city seems to glow as the sun rises, and the sky can take on many impressive hues.

view of brisbane from mt coot-thaSource: Sookie

The Great Barrier Reef

Everyone should experience this incredible natural wonder at least once in their life. The best place to see and explore the Great Barrier Reef is in the Whitsundays region.

There are so many ways to experience the Great Barrier Reef, which means there are a lot of ways for a photographer to capture its magnificence.

Snorkeling will allow you to get up close and personal (though you’ll certainly need a good underwater or action camera!), while an aerial tour will allow you to capture the magnitude of the world’s largest coral reef.

The Great Barrier Reef

Wallaman Falls, Girringun National Park

The rainforests of Queensland are the perfect place to go on a photographic tour. The Wallaman Falls is located within the Girringin National park, just over a two-hour drive from Townsville.

The Wallaman Falls is Australia’s highest permanent single drop waterfall. With breath-taking views of the gorge, amazing rainforest and wildlife, Girringun National Park makes for a brilliant photographic destination.

wallaman falls in queenslandSource: Thomas Rusling.

Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island is just offshore from the city of Townsville. You can travel to Magnetic Island by ferry – and when you arrive you won’t be disappointed. The mountainous, rocky island is a sight to behold.

The national park has a lot to offer, including a bird sanctuary and plenty of walking tracks. Keep an eye out for wildlife, including koalas and wallabies. Or you can explore the World War II military base ruins.

Magnetic Island

Mission Beach

Situated between Cairns and Townsville, Mission Beach offers the photographer the quintessential beach landscape Australians know and love.

Stunning natural sights surround Mission Beach, from the World Heritage listed rainforest to the Great Barrier Reef. Interesting wildlife abounds, be sure to look out for the colourful cassowary. You’re sure to capture some spectacular photos.

mission beach in queenslandSource: Kasand.

Hot Air Ballooning in Cairns

If you’re looking to add some excitement to your photographic tour, a hot air balloon might be right up your alley. Take in the spectacular sights of Northern Queensland from an impressive angle.

You will be enchanted by the gorgeous sunrise and the rolling landscapes.

Hot Air Balloons

You will need some excellent camera equipment to make the most of these beautiful photography locations. For the best photography gear check out the Camera House online store.

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