How to be an Insta Superstar down under
When you wanna get likes, where should you go?
Give those followers of yours a mean case of FOMO.
Every city has its iconic hangouts - the ones that make for ultimate passive-aggressive bragging rights on social media. We’ve short-listed the spots we think make for the best tag ‘n’ runs to help you achieve maximum hits for minimum effort.
You want your post to say, “oh, this old panoramic view? Pffft. I’ve had better.”
So here’s our short list of the top ‘‘most grammable’ places in Australia, that’ll make you look BO$$ without even trying.
Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, Bondi
Icebergs, home of the summertime Spritz on steroids. Here, you’ll find a sprawling view of Bondi Beach and the iconic infinity pool, premium cocktails, fresh food and a potential A, B and/or C-grade celebrity sighting at any given time. Don’t want to fork out for a seriously marked-up cocktail? Sunbake instead: get your swimsuit on and hit the pool or sauna with the weather-worn, Speedo-clad locals. For AUD$6.50, it’s a real good time. The sauna chat pays for itself.
The Island, Sydney Harbour
This shipping-container-cum-club is the place to be. Perfect for anyone who doesn’t (yet) own their own boat, The Island is a floating bar with 360 degree panoramic views of Sydney’s postcard-ready harbour. Summer is kind of all about drinks, tunes, view and proximity to water / eligible singles, so bring your flirt on deck.
Kings Park, Perth
We all owe Kings Park a big fat thank you for preserving the 80s “look out point” idea, where couples can stop post-dinner and simply… park. From this cityside hilltop, you can see the glittering skyline and highway surrounded by lush Aussie flora. Aside from making out to a view, Kings Park is also a popular destination to be ‘seen’ whether you’re off to a ball, wedding or regular snazzy Saturday night.
Rooftop Bar, Melbourne
Posting a selfie on one of those deck chairs up at Rooftop Bar is a pretty loud way to announce your Melbourne landing. While there are many rooftops in Melbourne, this one is instantly recognisable. And if you climb those Curtin House steps during the warmer time of year, you’ll find it transformed into an outdoor cult-classics cinema. Beers, burgers, movies and glittering skyline. Plus, given you can partake in any one (or many) of these as you like, this place isn’t going to bust your budget. You can get in, take your winning shot, and get the hell out, for the cost of a single beer under 10 bucks.
MONA, Museum of Old and New Art, prides itself on attracting even art non-believers, since it offers sooo much more than that. You can taste wine, drink beer, eat cheese, shop the markets, watch a film, listen to jazz and, if you make it there in June, attend art and music festival Dark Mofo. This is pretty much an adult play pen, with so many weird and wonderful art installations that make for ridic photo opportunities - e.g. we’ve heard rumours of the night sky transformed by lasers, a giant sculpture of the Indonesian Ogoh-Ogoh monster and a mass nude swim at Long Beach. That’s hundreds of flailing naked bodies, people.