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These are the best Aussie travel photos of 2018

These are Instagram dynamite.

As the Aussie dollar flirts with its weakest level in a decade, there’s no better time to enjoy Australian travel and explore some of our own sunburnt country.

If you’re looking for inspiration you could do worse than look to Tourism Australia’s most-loved photos of 2018.

These four destinations are guaranteed to impress your friends and Instagram followers.

Magnetic Island, Queensland

This beautiful island destination, just off the Townsville coast, is home to around 20 shipwrecks making for dramatic backdrops and abundant exploration.

“This shipwreck got itself on Magnetic Island about 102 years ago but this photo just went viral last year,” travel writer Nikolina Koevska told Your Money Live. 

“This one is just about 300 metres off the shore so you don’t need to go on a tour. You can grab your snorkelling gear and do some exploring.”

Crowdy Bay, New South Wales

Situated between Foster and Port Macquarie, the Crowdy Bay National Park borders one of the most idyllic parts of the mid-north coast.

“The national park itself is humongous and this photo here of a little roo giving itself a bit of a scratch on the coastline [is] very Australian,” Koevska said.

Singleton, New South Wales

This Hunter Valley gem makes the list for its picturesque blocks lined with these jaw-droppingly colourful trees.

“It is the jacaranda-lined streets of Singleton. There are a few of them but this one is the most popular… it’s absolutely stunning,” Koevska said.

As a launch pad for tours around the Hunter Valley, Singleton is the perfect place to sample some of the region’s famous wineries.

Lady Elliot Island, Queensland

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#️⃣4️⃣ Counting down your favourite 30 posts of 2018 ⏳ ———————————— We’d like to apologise for this shot. Wayne’s not normally in such a bad mood – he’s just not his usual happy self on Mondays, which is understandable! Thankfully, the other turtles that live on @queensland’s #GreatBarrierReef are very polite and love to swim with humans. We’re really not sure why Wayne’s got his knickers in such a knot (even on a Monday), as he lives in the beautiful clear waters surrounding @ladyelliotislandecoresort in the @southerngreatbarrierreef, which is basically paradise. Oh well, lucky tomorrow is a Tuesday! Photo: @_markfitz #seeaustralia #thisisqueensland #southerngreatbarrierreef #ladyelliotisland #wildlifephotography #travel #monday

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This eco-island, across the water from Bundaberg, is famous for its turtle population and tours.

This snap, however, shows not all the locals are so photo-friendly.

“We all get a little bit annoyed when people come in for a housewarming and don’t leave after a while,” Koevska said.

“These people were snorkelling for way too long I think.”

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