Where are the most popular Instagram locations from around Australia and around the world? We have the answers here.
But first, why is the world so addicted to social media? We seem to be obsessed with this fast-paced, self-gratifying, instant power at our fingertips.
Once-upon-a-time, actually less than a decade ago, we would wait for the daily newspaper or the 6pm TV news to keep us up-to-date with the day’s social and current affairs.
But now, thanks to the introduction of smart phones and tablets, we live in the era of Social Media and instant online news resources, which we have become so reliant on for our daily information. Including social media platforms.
How big has social media become?
Social applications are a generally free platform where anyone can exchange in shared interests or promote their product or business with like-minded people.
In fact, some of the most popular Instagram accounts are that of fashion retail giants such as Nike, Louis Vuitton, Dior and Gucci. Nike alone has over 68 million followers, eagerly waiting for the next picture or video to be loaded.
Fun Instagram facts
- More than 400 million Instagram users
- More than 30 billion photos have been shared
- Over 3.5 billion Instagram likes on photos each day
- More than 80 million photos are uploaded daily
- In 2012, Facebook purchased Instagram for a tidy $1billion.
We have easy access to a flurry of social apps that allow us to share, like, tweet and post those selfies that everyone just loves. There are more social apps than we know what to do with.
We have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat (snap who?) and a raft of other social applications to choose from, and it seems we naturally love to share our current location and flooding our social media feeds with beautiful pictures for friends and family back home.
But why do we love this phenomenon so much? Is it part we voyeuristically love to share what we are doing, where we are and what incredible sights and foods we are enjoying at that moment of time? Or maybe, just maybe, because we want show off just a little too and be the envy of those sitting at home or working from their desk?
Either way, the age of social media is here, and love it or loathe it, it’s not going away anytime soon. I see it almost as the modern version of a slide-night or printing double photographs from my film camera.
How the list is formed
This list is compiled from the number of times someone has geo-tagged themselves in a location on Instagram, and broken down to Australia’s and the world’s most instagrammed locations.
Instagram’s most popular locations in Australia
1 – Bondi Beach
2 – Gold Coast
3 – Sydney Harbour
4 – Sydney Harbour Bridge
5 – St. Kilda Beach
6 – National Gallery of Victoria
7 – The Grounds of Alexandria, NSW (markets)
8 – Melbourne Cricket Ground
Quick flight from Brisbane to catch Boxing Day test with @aodelrio and cristian udovicich . #boxingday #boxingdaycricket #cricket #auscricket #cricketaustralia #australia #boxingdaytest #pakistan #pakistancricket #pakistancricketteam #melbourne #mcg #melbournecricketground #mcc #summer #canonphoto #canonaustralia #canon7d #instadaily #photooftheday #canonshooter #lensbible #thelensbible #travel #travelers #travelling #travellerslife #traveller #travelingram #travelphotography
9 – Taronga Zoo
We’re excited to announce that Taronga will be part of @vividsydney in 2016, with an illuminated trail of amazing and endangered species set to transform the Zoo into the festival’s wildest precinct. Vivid Sydney at Taronga Zoo will feature a grand projection onto the Zoo’s main entrance, thousands of lanterns and 10 giant multimedia light sculptures representing 10 critical species that Taronga is committed to protecting, from the majestic Asian Elephant to the iconic Platypus. Vivid Sydney at Taronga Zoo is part of an exciting Centenary program, presented by @anz_au. #vividsydney #vividtaronga #ampleprojects
10 – Melbourne International Airport
QF93 MEL-LAX (A380-842, VH-OQI) meets QF423 SYD-MEL (A330-202, VH-EBE) with Melbourne’s skyline in the background?? . . #planespotting #planespotter #qantas #qantasa380 #qf93 #oneworld #melbourneairportspotters #melbourneairport #melbourneplanespotting #avgeek #megaplane #aviation #instaplane #instaaviation #airbus #airbuslovers #airbus380 #a380 #a380lovers #a388 #superjumbo #takingoff #空客 #空客380 #寰宇一家 #エアバス #エアバスa380 #航空機 #에어버스 #에어버스380
And from around the world
- Disneyland, Anaheim
- Dodgers Stadium
- Times Square
- Siam Paragon Shopping Mall, Bangkok
- Gorky Park, Moscow, Russia
- Musée du Louvre, Paris
- Red Square, Moscow, Russia
- Madison Square Garden, New York
- Yankee Stadium, New York
- The Dubai Mall, Dubai.
Have you been to any of these famous Instagram locations?