Wimmera Mallee’s Top 10 Most Instagrammable Spots

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The Wimmera Mallee offers a treasure trove of picturesque locations ready to be shot and shared. From stunning natural wonders to captivating artwork, here are some of the most Instagrammable spots across the Wimmera Mallee that are sure to make your followers envious.

Lake Tyrrell

For a unique outback adventure and some breathtaking stargazing shots, head to Lake Tyrrell, Victoria's largest salt lake. Regarded as one of the best places in Australia for stargazing, the vast, reflective surface of the lake and the dark skies above make for an ideal setting to capture the beauty of the southern hemisphere's constellations. During the day, don't miss photographing the mesmerising formations on the 120,000-year-old lake bed.

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Hermans Hill

With its elevated lookout platform offering panoramic views of the Big Desert, Wyperfeld, and Lake Hindmarsh, Rainbow’s Hermans Hill is a must-visit spot for any nature lover with a camera. The contrasting landscapes visible from the 166 metre-high lookout, along with the desert flora and fauna along the walking track, provide endless opportunities for striking Instagram-worthy shots.

Hermans Hill
Rainbow Lake

Rainbow Lake, a man-made recreational oasis just two kilometres south of Rainbow, offers a perfect backdrop for your photos. Whether lounging by the water's edge, capturing the sunset's reflection on the lake, or setting up camp under the starry night sky, Rainbow Lake provides ample opportunities for creating stunning content.

Rainbow Lake
Pink Lake Dimboola

Located six kilometres northwest of Dimboola, Pink Lake is a mesmerising attraction that gets its mystical, pink colour from a salt-tolerant alga living in its salt crust. The lake's hues change throughout the seasons and are most striking after rain, so make sure to time your visit wisely in order to capture the most vibrant shot. From close-ups of the salt crust to panoramic views of the lake, the stunning Pink Lake provides endless photo opportunities - you won’t want to leave!

Pink Lake

Mount Wycheproof

Mount Wycheproof, also known as the World's Smallest Mountain, stands at 42 metres above the otherwise flat landscape. Enjoy stunning views of the small Wycheproof town and farmlands below by hiking or driving to the summit. Capture incredible photos of the mountain's unique grandeur and soak in the tranquillity at the designated picnic area.

Mount Wycheproof
Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park

Mount Arapiles, a majestic rock formation that towers over the Wimmera plains, is a paradise for experienced rock climbers and photographers alike. Located in Natimuk, the state park surrounding the mountain offers a wealth of natural beauty and climbing opportunities that are sure to make your Instagram feed stand out.

Mount Arapiles

Framing the Wimmera
Framing the Wimmera adds another dimension to the region's visual delights. These permanent structural frames, strategically placed in various locations, offer unique opportunities to capture iconic views of Mount Arapiles, the Grampians, the Wimmera River, and Toolondo Reservoir. Seize the chance to capture these mesmerising landscapes within beautifully crafted frames and share them with the world.

Framing The Wimmera
Silo Art Trail

Australia's largest outdoor gallery, the Silo Art Trail, is a visual feast for art lovers and Instagram enthusiasts. Spanning 700km through the Wimmera Mallee region, the trail currently features 13 large-scale murals painted onto grain silos that tell the stories of the region's people and culture, many of which date back to the 1930s. Each mural is a masterpiece in its own right and a perfect subject for your next Instagram post.

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Nhill Lake

With its peaceful waters, scenic surroundings, and various recreational activities, Nhill Lake offers plenty of photo opportunities for those who love capturing lakeside moments. Whether you're fishing, water skiing, or simply enjoying a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk, don't forget to snap a few shots to share.

Nhill Lake
Sheep Art Trail

The quirky and charming Sheep Art Trail is a delightful addition to your Instagram feed. Featuring 41 sheep and two dogs painted by local Kaniva artists and community groups, this interactive trail offers a fun and engaging way to explore the region's culture and heritage. Keep your eyes peeled for hidden windmills and QR codes that reveal more about each sheep's story along the 900 metre walk.

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As you embark on your journey through the Wimmera Mallee, be sure to capture the beauty and uniqueness of each of these Instagrammable spots. Whether you're seeking natural wonders, cultural experiences, or artistic inspirations, this region has something for every Instagrammer looking to make their feed shine. Happy exploring and snapping those Insta-worthy shots!

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