Our Favourite Photography Locations in Victoria

Australia is full of amazing locations and beautiful sights. You won’t have to travel far to capture stunning photographs. Victoria is certainly not left out of this equation, with local photographers benefiting from a range of different landscapes and subjects.

From the picturesque Great Ocean Road to the colourful sights of Melbourne, we have many favourite photography spots across Victoria. What we’ve listed below are just a few of our top spots.

The Twelve Apostles

Twelve Apostles

The awe-inspiring Twelve Apostles are a three-hour drive from Melbourne, but travelling via the Great Ocean Road is only an hour extra and definitely worth it.

Resulting from erosion over thousands of years, the twelve apostles are truly a natural wonder of the world and make for breath-taking photography. Head there late in the afternoon for some impressive sunset pics.

There are plenty of other places along the Great Ocean Road that offer stunning photographic opportunities, including Wreck Beach, Loch Ard Gorge, and the township of Port Fairy.

Make sure you’ve got a few lens options and a top quality tripod for this trip.

Arthurs Seat Lookout

hairpin turn at arthur's seatSource:

The Mornington Peninsula is a little over an hour’s drive from Melbourne and is a treasure trove of amazing photography spots.

Arthurs Seat Lookout is one of the most impressive locations on the peninsula. The walking trails offer great opportunities to capture images of the beautiful natural landscape and wildlife.

Once you reach the summit, you will be treated to gorgeous panoramic views of Port Phillip bay, on a clear day you’ll even be able to see Melbourne, though you’ll want a telephoto lens to be able to capture it adequately.

If you’re feeling lucky, head to the top of Arthur’s Seat around sunset and you may just spot a mob of kangaroos. You’ll do well with a compact system camera here to leave you unencumbered as you hike some of the trails in the area.

Queen Victoria Market

Queen Victoria Market

The Queen Victoria Market is a Melbourne landmark, so it’s no wonder it’s a favourite for photographers. There’s plenty to photograph, from the colourful displays of produce and wares to the lively locals.

During winter and summer, there are weekly night markets that change the atmosphere entirely. Buskers, fairy lights, food trucks and fire pits make for a great photography project. If you do head there at night, make sure you take a camera with a large sensor so you improve the quality of your photos in the low-light conditions.

The Pinnacle

the pinnacle in the grampiansSource: amanderson2 via Flickr.

The Pinnacle in the Grampians National Park is a fantastic place to explore. You will not only find astounding views from the Pinnacle lookout point but also a huge amount of wildlife.

Camp overnight to increase your chances of seeing koalas and kangaroos, and birds of all sorts. And make sure you take your hiking boots to check out the waterfalls, rock formations, and canyons.

Wide angle lenses and zoom lenses are both great additions to your camera kit for a visit to the Grampians. The wide angle lens will help you capture the expansive views while the zoom lens will be invaluable in helping you get those close-up shots of roos from a safe distance.

Wilson’s Promontory

Wilson's Prom

As the southernmost tip of mainland Australia, Wilson’s Prom is one of the most picturesque places in Victoria. Considering the mountains, forests and beautiful white sand beaches, this is the perfect spot to capture glorious landscape photos.

Squeaky Beach is a must-see, the find sand squeaks under your feet and the rock formations and crystal blue waters are truly a sight to behold. Whisky Bay is another great location to visit while you’re there; the sunsets are miraculous there.

Bring a tripod for the perfect smooth water shot.


the great hall at montsalvat

Montsalvat in Eltham is a superb location for photography. Built in 1934, Montsalvat serves as an artist colony where artists can study, work and present their creations in exhibitions.

The building looks like something out of a fairytale. It is a sought-after location for weddings and events, and photographers are encouraged to wander and capture its magnificence.

If you’re looking for a beautiful place to take fashion and wedding photos, Monsalvat is the perfect backdrop.

Melbourne Laneways & Inner City Street Art

Melbourne Laneways

If you’re looking to take photos of a remarkable urban landscape, Melbourne is certainly a top destination.

Melbourne’s many laneways are charming, with Degraves St, and Centre Place taking the cake for fantastic urban photography potential. The gorgeous cafés and fashionable boutiques and the vintage style signage are truly unique to Melbourne.

If you’re after colourful and vibrant graffiti and street art, look no further than Fitzroy and Artist’s Lane in Prahran. The nature of ever-changing street art means there’s always something new to capture.

Now that you know where to go to take amazing photographs, you will need the best photography gear. For all your photography needs check out the Camera House online store.

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