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"You think the five of you can out-surf me? Bring it on!" ๐Ÿ„ @kaptainkirky snapped this shot of a sea lion challenging his mates to a surf-off near @port_lincoln in @southaustralia. He was standing on a cliff when he took this photo, which shows how close these curious critters can get to the shore. If you're not into #surfing, you can still get up close to sea lions in this part of the @eyrepeninsula with @calypsostarcharters or @adventurebaycharters, who run swim with the sea lion tours at nearby Hopkins and Grindal Islands. Photo: @kaptainkirky #seeaustralia #seesouthaustralia #eyrepeninsula #portlincoln #wildlifephotography


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๐Ÿ”ฅ @monamuseum's winter #festival @Dark_Mofo is in full swing in @hobartandbeyond! Check out our Instagram Stories to see their busy program of music, performances, installations, screenings and exhibitions. It's worth a visit to @tasmania before it ends on 24 June, or plan a trip to Tassie to coincide with next year's festival. Photo: #DarkMofo/Jesse Hunniford #seeaustralia #discovertasmania #hobartandbeyond #mona #art


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Mornings are better at Zenith Beach in @visitnsw ๐Ÿ‘Œ @mallorytrent92 was up in time to catch the sunrise here at this secluded spot in the @portstephens region, which is roughly 2.5 hours' drive from @sydney. The mountain looming in the background here is #MtTomaree, and you can hike to the summit - it's quite an easy trail, with panoramic views from the top. If you're here during the warmer months, a dip at #ZenithBeach is the perfect way to cool off after the hike, so pack your swimmers! Photo: @mallorytrent92 #seeaustralia #newsouthwales #portstephens #travel #explore


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There's nothing quite like being welcomed by the locals when you arrive somewhere new! ๐Ÿข @mitch.cox and @cleocohen were greeted by this inquisitive turtle in @westernaustralia's Cape Range National Park, which sits adjacent to Ningaloo Marine Park in @australiascoralcoast. You'll feel like you've stepped into paradise here; we're talking rugged limestone ridges, deep canyons and clean, turquoise water. It's not just about the beaches, either - in winter, the park comes alive with colourful wildflowers including the brilliant red sturt desert pea. Photo: @mitch.cox #seeaustralia #justanotherdayinwa #australiascoralcoast #travel #explore


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โ€˜Here, let me just quickly fix that to get my best angle...โ€™ ๐Ÿจ Khaleesi is one of the many photogenic #koalas at @currumbinsanctuary in @destinationgoldcoast. When theyโ€™re not busy napping throughout the day, they like getting their photos (and videos) taken. Here is also one of the few places in @queensland where you can have your photo taken holding a koala, so better add this to your must-do list! Video: @tiffanywarnerphotography #seeaustralia #thisisqueensland #wearegoldcoast #wildlifephotography #travel


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Set your alarm for the crack of dawn - we're going #ballooning in the @visitcentralaus outback at sunrise ๐Ÿ™Œ @stevint could barely tell if he was still in bed dreaming as he floated above the desert landscape of #AliceSprings at dawn with @outback_ballooning. Sunrise over the @ausoutbackNT is most often a spectacular sight, and the reliable desert weather in Alice Springs means that #OutbackBallooning rarely has to cancel a balloon flight - which means you won't be getting out of bed bright and early for nothing! Photo: @stevint #seeaustralia #NTaustralia #redcentreNT #travel #explore


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Check out these furry potatoes @tasmania is growingโ€ฆ just kidding! Itโ€™s a mother and baby #wombat pair, @sianaddison checked. A 30-minute ferry ride off @eastcoasttasmania, #MariaIsland is a natural wildlife sanctuary filled with wombats, pademelons, wallabies, and (of course) Tasmanian devils. Spend a few nights here for some rewarding #wildlife viewing as you bushwalk or cycle around the island. Photo: @sianaddison #seeaustralia #discovertasmania #eastcoasttasmania #nature #wildlifephotography


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Synchronised swimming practice is going very #whale in @queensland! ๐Ÿ‹ This pair of #humpbackwhales were spotted at Double Island Point Lighthouse in the @visitsunshinecoast by the team at @greatbeachdrive4wdtours, who are the only operator with vehicle access to the protected lighthouse. The lighthouse is an awesome #whalewatching spot from June to October, offering sweeping views across the Pacific Ocean. Join a #GreatBeachDrive tour that takes you from @visitnoosa to #RainbowBeach and you might also spot dolphins, turtles, sharks and manta rays along the way. Video: @greatbeachdrive4wdtours #seeaustralia #thisisqueensland #visitsunshinecoast #visitgympieregion #wildlifephotography


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Good morning to you too, @visitmelbourne! Early risers like @lukesphotographymelbs sometimes get treated to a pastel sky show over the city #skyline. If you prefer a different view, take a #sunrise hot air balloon tour and float over iconic buildings like @eureka_skydeck, @mcg and the @shrineofremembrance. Some sunrise hot air balloon tours include a champagne breakfast too, so you can start the day right ๐Ÿพ Photo: @lukesphotographymelbs #seeaustralia #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #melbournelocal #sunrise


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If you like soft white sand and clear blue water, youโ€™d understand why Hellfire Bay is one of @from.miles.awayโ€™s favourite bays. Located inside Cape Le Grand National Park, one of @westernaustraliaโ€™s best known national parks, Hellfire Bay makes the perfect spot for swimming, snorkelling and fishing. There are picnic and barbecue facilities here as well as some nice walk trails, so pack some lunch, lace up your hiking boots and make a day of it. Photo: @from.miles.away #seeaustralia #justanotherdayinwa #goldenoutback #experienceesperance #thegreatoutdoors


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Sometimes, Australia's landscapes are so diverse they surprise even us! This otherworldly place is Queenstown in @tasmania, which is around 3.5 hours' drive from @hobartandbeyond. Nestled deep in @tasmaniasnorthwest, #Queenstown is surrounded by dramatic hills and mountains as you can see from this photo captured by @carmelboyd_. This part of #Tassie is also home to the @westcoastwildernessrailway, which runs full and half-day steam train journeys along a historic track between Queenstown and nearby Strahan. Photo: @carmelboyd_ #seeaustralia #discovertasmania #tasmaniasnorthwest #travel #explore


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What's cuter than a pademelon? A pademelon with a baby on board, of course! ๐Ÿ˜ @jjemerson_wildlife bumped into these cuties at the campground at O'Reilly's Plateau in @queensland's Lamington National Park. He camped here for a few days and said that "these little guys were everywhere." This area is ideal for a day trip from @visitbrisbane or the @destinationgoldcoast, and there are lots of lovely hiking trails around. If you want to stay for a few days there's the spectacular @oreillysrainforestretreat just nearby, which is quite a treat. Photo: @jjemerson_wildlife #seeaustralia #thisisqueensland #wearegoldcoast #travel #wildlfephotography


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