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The 10 Most Instagrammable Spots in Canberra

With a vibrant cultural scene, world-class museums, and beautiful parks and gardens, Canberra is the ultimate destination for photographers trying to capture the perfect Instagram shot. And by booking your Canberra apartment with scenic views at Deco Hotel, you’re automatically placing yourself within easy reach of 10 of the most Instagrammable spots in Canberra, starting with our Green Wall in the lobby.


It’s Australia’s biggest celebration of spring. An annual flower festival featuring food trucks, wine stalls, and live music performances in support of the main attractions - the beautifully landscaped garden installations and illuminated night garden display. If nature photography is your niche, Floriade is the Canberra spot to fill your Instagram feed with all the tulips and daffodils your followers can handle.

Lonsdale Street

Looking for that perfect spot to capture the buzzing energy of Canberra’s hospitality and retail scene? Then, you can’t look past Lonsdale Street. Located just a 20 minutes walk from Deco Hotel, the strip is a hip and happening destination with a mix of Canberra restaurants, bars, and indie boutiques. From sipping craft cocktails to browsing unique local stores, every moment on Lonsdale Street is worth sharing on your Instagram grid.

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Australian National Botanic Gardens 

Located a short drive from Deco Hotel Canberra, the Australian National Botanic Gardens is the perfect place for nature lovers to score fresh snaps for the grid. A warning that with over 6,000 species of plants sprawled across 40 hectares of lush gardens, themed areas, and water features, you may encounter a case of shutter-button RSI. But it’ll be worth it when your socials burst with the beautiful natives and wildlife of Australia’s National Botanic Gardens.

Mount Ainslie Lookout 

If breathtaking 360-degree views of Canberra city and the Brindabella Ranges are likely to send your followers into an engagement frenzy, the summit of Mount Ainslie is the best Canberra Instagram spot for you. Despite being a popular trail for hiking and outdoor enthusiasts, timing your visit outside peak times will set you up for crowd-free content success. Early risers catch the sunrise glow, while evening visitors claim the hazy red sunsets and evening silhouettes.

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Old Parliament House 

While they say you shouldn’t talk politics, there’s no reason you can’t capture their visual splendour on camera. Whether you’re a history buff or an architectural influencer, Old Parliament House boasts more history and design than you can poke a camera lens at. From its fascinating museum exhibits to its grand architecture, Old Parliament House is a must-visit Instagram location when staying at Deco luxury hotel, Canberra.

National Museum of Australia 

With its striking architectural curves, immersive exhibitions, and diverse art collections, the National Museum of Australia provides endless opportunities to capture the ultimate Instagram shot. From the history of Indigenous Australians to the country’s contemporary culture, there’s something to inspire everyone. But don’t let the conversations end at the museum. Make your way to nearby Canberra restaurant, Akiba, for a post-museum debrief while admiring your latest snaps.

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Lake Burley Griffin 

Only moments from your luxury hotel in Canberra, you’ll find stunning Lake Burley Griffin. The lake is a central feature of Canberra, surrounded by parklands, bike paths and walking trails, making it a great spot to picnic, cycle, or kayak. But if it’s Instagrammable shots you’re chasing, you can’t go past the scenic bridge for panoramic lake views and sunset reflections of the city lights. 


National Arboretum Canberra

When you’re on the hunt for a cool Instagram shot, the National Arboretum makes the cut. From its panoramic Canberra views to the National Bonsai Collection, there are endless opportunities to impress your followers with engaging content. And with seasonal changes occurring every few months, there’s always a reason to return for a fresh take on the 44,000 rare and endangered trees spread over the 250 hectares of this sprawling natural landscape.

Image via Visit Canberra

National Gallery of Australia 

As one of Australia's most valuable art museums, the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) is home to a priceless collection of over 155,000 artworks. From French Impressionist masterpieces to iconic works of Pop Art, the gallery features some of the most impressive pieces in the country. For photographers, that means an incredible 155,000 potential subjects for your future Instagram posts.

The Street Theatre 

Just a short stroll from Deco Hotel, you’ll stumble upon The Street Theatre, a cultural hub in the heart of Canberra’s Civic District. Featuring a sleek contemporary design and vibrant street art murals, the theatre offers a window into Canberra’s thriving creative scene with its cutting-edge performances. The icing on the cake is that Canberra fine dining restaurant, Courgette, is only a short walk from the theatre, making it the perfect spot for a post-show meal (and another opportunity to snap a few Insta-worthy photos).

Image via The Street