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Instagram Like a #Boss in Tropical North Queensland

Let’s be honest. It’s not possible to visit Tropical North Queensland and come back with an empty photo file. With more good sides than a Victoria’s Secret fashion show, Cairns and its surrounds will have you frothing with #nofilter excitement and your friends swooning with wanderlust. It’s time to move beyond the flay lay shot and pop these must-do shots into your Insta-feed, making your mates double-tap with Insta-envy.

Top 10 Essential Insta-worthy shots in Tropical North Queensland:

1. Cairns Esplanade @ Sunrise
Sunrises up north are a spectacular sight of pastels and calm. Soak up the morning along the Esplanade Boardwalk and stop by one of the many coffee hot spots to fuel the day.

2. Milla Milla Falls
Fancy flicking your hair back like the Herbal Essences ad? This is the spot. Nestled in the rainforest of the Atherton Tablelands, Milla Milla Falls is among the most photographed in the region 

3. View from Above
Not much says 'living it large' like a chopper ride over the Great Barrier Reef to your own private sand cay. 

4. View from Below
Under the sea, where we'd rather be. 

5. Palm tree Skyline
What says tropical life more than palm trees? Check out these little beauties along the aptly-named Palm Cove coastline

6. 'Crush' The Turtle
Gettin up close and personal with Crush. Riding the EAC, duuuuuuuude. 

7. Love in the Cape
The heart of Cape Tribulation is an icon in the Daintree that can be found just as you reach Cape Tribulation beach near Cape Trib Beach-house

8. Hot Dogs or Fins?
Must be done. It's a tough distinction - we get it.

9. Port Douglas Dreaming
Although unexpected to highlight sunsets in the east, Rex Smeal Park in Port Douglas has them in spades. Watch the sky turn pink, red, orange and purple hues from this iconic spot. 

10. Sunset Sundowners
Little more says 'I'm on holiday, y'all' than sunset cocktails. In abundance. Never fear - Tropical North Queensland has you covered. 

Top image courtesy of Tourism Tropical North Queensland