Fill your school holiday photo album with pics at these photogenic locations! From Brisbane to Byron Bay, you’ll have a blast scouting out these snap-worthy spots.

Boundary Street Markets, West End
The Boundary Street Markets aren’t just the place to be for the best multi-cultural eats, pumping live music and community atmosphere – they’re also an awesome Insta-worthy location! The angel wings and halo painted on the red wall will make for an awesome (and ironic, depending on which kid you stick in front of it) backdrop for your next upload.

James Street, Fortitude Valley
Brisbane’s James Street is a hub for high-end fashion and fancy food options, but it’s also home to some amazing murals. At 52 James Street (right next to Bed Bath and Table) you will find a charcoal wall with a plethora of white, almost chalk-like animal drawings – see how many you can identify! Then, walk just a few steps down to 49 James Street, where ‘The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog’ – the pangram that contains all of the letters of the alphabet – makes for a fun, slightly educational school holiday outing.

Ichiban Lane, Southport
This 35-metre long, 12-metre high mural is the result of a collaboration between a Brisbane artist and a local Gold Coast artist. An explosion of colour, geometric shapes and crazy cartoons, you could look at this piece of street art for hours and still not be able to take it all in. Shoot it from afar or take up-close pictures to just capture sections of it – however you do it, you’ll definitely keep coming back for more!

Mexicali, Nobby Beach
We could hardly talk about street art without mentioning the mural adorning the side of Mexicali, could we?! This pink, blue and white piece of geometric, retro goodness is the perfect backdrop for your next family photoshoot – especially when you follow it up with a round of tacos upstairs (and maybe a jug of sangria, too).

The Byron Bay General Store
Home to not one but two beautiful art works – created by Brissie artist/model/engineering graduate Montana Lower (we know, she can do it all) – the Byron Bay General Store serves up Insta-worthy backdrops with its organic coffee. The sunflower can be found tangled in vines out the front, and the wild garden and swimming whales are along the side fence.



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