Ten Awesome Shots from the Queensland Instameet

Daydream Island, Whitsundays, Queensland, Instameet, Instagram

After months of planning and organising, the biggest instameet in the world finally arrived yesterday. Over 80 Instameets took place across Queensland throughout the day, with Instagrammers coming from near and far to get together and share their love for Queensland. Here are ten of my favourite shots from across the state – plus two EPIC ones! 

Firstly, I had so many questions on what is an Instameet. It’s really quite simple. An instameet is basically a group of people who have a love for photography or Instagram that have connected with each other through the power of hashtags, coming together for a fun “photo shoot” and then sharing their content on Instagram. See what it looks like here:

–> see the link Queensland Blog – What Is An Instameet

–> or watch the You Tube Clip

So with 80+ Instameets happening on Saturday October 4th right across Queensland, with almost 7,000 images being shared under the hashtag #thisisqueensland, here is a collection of some of my favourite shots starting from Sunrise to Sunset.

1. Sunrise in Mackay with @garry_norris 

What an awesome start to the day as Garry hosted an Instameet at the Cape Hillsborough National Park in Mackay.

2. Sunrise in Outback Queensland with @laurenepbath

Lauren hosted an Instameet in the Outback with a sunrise dinosaur walk. With bright golden sun lighting up the arid land, this was a fun shot by the group.

3. Meeting the Colourful Birds at @malenybotanicalgardens with @xo_leishielou

In the Sunshine Coast hinterland, the birds flocked in for the world’s biggest Instameet. Check this guy out as he steals the show.

4. Underwater Instameet in the Whitsundays by me @matthewtaylorthomas

Staying dry from the jetty, I watched as @johnnygaskell took the Daydream Island Instameet underwater and I took a shot of him taking a shot of me. Snap!


5. Sunshine and happiness on the Fraser Coast with @jewelszee 

While frolicking around the beautiful beaches of the Fraser Coast, Jewels took this beautiful shot.


6. Artistic Instagramming in Brisbane with @zachspassport

Guest ‘grammer from New York, Zach found an art movement at @qagoma

7. Hitting the open roads of Lockyer Valley with @rikerama

Rikes took her Instameet to the open roads of Southern Queensland Country.

8. Sun setting in Townsville with @lovethywalrus

Tasmanian resident, Paul, survived the heat of northern Queensland and captured this beautiful sunset shot as he hosted an Instameet at The Strand in Townsville.

9. Blurred lines in Rockhampton with @nathanwhiteimages

Getting dreamy after sunset at Emu Park Beach, Rockhampton

10. Moonbaking on Lady Elliot Island with @jasoncharleshill

After the reef walk Instameet on Lady Elliot Island off the coast of Bundaberg, Jason lay out and soaked up some moon rays.


But wait… there’s more! 

Are you ready for the two biggest shots of the day?

Here are two EPIC shots that will give you a serious case of FOMO! 

11. Jumping out of a plane dressed as a koala on the Gold Coast with @deegregoree

Holy amaze balls!! An Instameet at 14,00ft now that is bloody epic!!

12. Photobombed by Gavin in Tropical North Queensland with @kate_duffy

Kate and her Instagrammers took their Instameet under the sea off Green Island in Tropical North Queensland, only to be photobombed by the famous Gavin. Ah-Mazing!!!!

Hard to believe the day is over, but all good things come to an end. What an amazing day we had as we shared our love for Queensland to the world. Why would you want to be anywhere else? Love ya @queensland


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