Are you searching for the perfect backdrop for your next holiday photoshoot on the Gold Coast? Want to discover the best secret hotspots that scream ‘living my best life, IRL’? Desperate to elevate your Instagram game? Then look no further! With its gorgeous landscapes, vibrant culture, and hidden gems, the Gold Coast offers a treasure trove of Instagram-worthy locations.

To help you capture your best side in style, here are 10 of the most Instagrammable locations sure to make your photos stand out from the crowd. Whether you're a professional photographer or just love capturing stunning images, these iconic Gold Coast beauty spots will leave you, and your followers, in awe.

1. Surfers Paradise Beach

No list of Instagrammable locations on the Gold Coast would be complete without mentioning Surfers Paradise Beach. This iconic stretch of golden sand, lapped by the Pacific Ocean, offers endless opportunities for incredible photos. Whether it's a sunrise shot with pastel skies or a sunset silhouette, Surfers Paradise Beach is a haven for beach lovers and photographers alike.

The towering skyline and Surfers Paradise sign provide the perfect backdrop for your shots, with neon clicks at nearby Cavill Avenue and the night market within walking distance.

2. Burleigh Heads

If you're in search of natural beauty, head to Burleigh Heads. The juxtaposition of rugged headlands and tranquil beaches creates a striking visual contrast ideal for dramatic shots. The Burleigh Heads National Park walk offers breathtaking views of the coastline, while the rolling waves of the ocean make for captivating photos.

Woman doing yoga at Burleigh Heads with City Backdrop

The gentle sea breeze, panoramic vistas, and the possibility of spotting whales make this spot a must-visit for any avid photographer. Plus, be sure to check out the area’s bustling cafe culture, perfect for a caffeine mid-morning energy boost.

3. Broadbeach

Nestled between Surfers Paradise and Burleigh Heads, Broadbeach is another fantastic location for snapping memorable photos. Step out of the hotel, and stroll along the soft sands of the beach, capture crashing waves, or explore the vibrant Kurrawa Park. Don't forget to snap a shot or two of the stunning architecture of The Star Gold Coast, which brings modern style and design to the forefront.

Aerial shot of Dorsett Gold Coast and the Broadbeach Skyline

Better still, switch up your outfit and accessories to your heart's content at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, just moments from Dorsett Gold Coast and the lively offerings of The Star Gold Coast.

4. The Spit

For a more secluded and nature-filled experience, head to The Spit. Located at the northern end of the Gold Coast, The Spit is a hidden gem home to beauty, scenic sand dunes, and calm waters—creating a tranquil setting for stunning photos. Capture the raw, unspoiled beauty of the coast. Explore the picturesque rock formations, and take a walk along the jetty for the perfect shot.

Definitely the place to head for a more natural wind-swept aesthetic, pack a picnic and make the most of one of the Gold Coast’s best wilderness walks.

5. Skypoint Observation Deck

Elevate your photos to all new heights at the Skypoint Observation Deck. Located in the Q1 building in Surfers Paradise, this iconic landmark offers breathtaking 360-degree views of the Gold Coast. Capture the glittering cityscape, the stunning coastline, and even the lush hinterland in the distance.

People on SkyPoint Sky Walk at Q1 Building

This spot is a must for any photography enthusiast, especially those looking for that all-important wow factor. Take things a step further by heading outside and making your way to the top of the building on one of the SkyPoint Climbs.

6. Tamborine Mountain

Escape the coast for a day and venture into the lush hinterland, where Tamborine Mountain awaits. This lush rainforest retreat is a paradise for nature lovers and photographers alike. Explore picturesque waterfalls, capture the vibrant flora and fauna, or simply enjoy the tranquillity of the surroundings.

Tamborine Mountain offers an abundance of hidden photography spots waiting to be discovered. Take your time to strike a pose in front of ancient trees. Post quote-worthy woodland backdrops. And play with light and shadows as the sun starts to set.

7. Miami Marketta

Discover the vibrant, bohemian atmosphere of Miami Marketta, a unique cultural hub on the Gold Coast. With its colourful street art, eclectic stalls, and delectable street food, it's a photographer's paradise. The evening atmosphere adds a touch of magic to your shots, making it one of the secret photography spots on the Gold Coast—and the perfect backdrop for captivating and Instagram-worthy shots.

8. Coolangatta Beach

Coolangatta Beach, on the southern end of the Gold Coast, offers a more relaxed and laid-back atmosphere. The gentle waves and breathtaking sunsets here provide a serene backdrop for your Instagram photos. Walk along the beachfront promenade and capture the retro charm of this coastal gem. The Coolangatta and Kirra Lookouts provide panoramic views of the coastline, ideal for watching the sunrise or sunset.

Man watching waves at Coolangatta Beach

You can also immerse yourself in the region's natural beauty by exploring the nearby hinterland, or discover the vibrant culture at the fortnightly Coolangatta Markets, where local art, crafts, and cuisine come together.

9. Springbrook National Park

Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of Springbrook National Park. Located in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests roughly an hour's drive from Dorsett Gold Coast, it's a hotspot for nature and adventure photographers. Capture the ethereal landscapes, lush forests, and hidden waterfalls, and let your Instagram followers witness the wonder of this pristine wilderness.

Lagoon Waterfall at Springbrook Natural Bridge

Venture into the heart of nature as you pose in front of the cascading water at Natural Bridge and the Purlingbrook Falls. Springbrook National Park is a nature photographer's paradise, perfect for green lifestyle and eco-tourism-style feeds.

10. Biggera Waters

Nestled on the northern end of the Gold Coast, Biggera Waters offers a delightful blend of natural beauty and urban convenience. Picture yourself strolling along the serene foreshore, where the calm waters of the Broadwater meet the golden sands. Watch sailboats gliding across the shimmering waters, creating a picturesque scene that begs to be captured.

With its waterfront parks, fishing spots, and peaceful ambience, Biggera Waters invites you to unwind and connect with nature. Whether you're seeking a peaceful picnic spot or a picturesque location for photography, Biggera Waters has it all.

Dorsett Gold Coast - An Equally Instagrammable Hotel

Couple in Swimming Pool

After a day of exploring the most Instagrammable locations on the Gold Coast, check into Dorsett Gold Coast. Enjoy direct connectivity to The Star Gold Coast, with access to world-class restaurants, bars, and entertainment in the region.

Get dressed up to the nines and capture aspirational snaps in showstopping venues like Nineteen at The Star, Isoletto Pool Club, and Cucina Vivo. Boost your pre-shoot glow with a visit to Azure Spa and indulge in a youth-boosting facial. Then relax in rooms made for recharging in style, with the most stunning coastline or lush hinterland views to put the cherry on top of a magical stay.

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