Show off our region at world's biggest Instameet

One of the Gladstone region photos for Instameet.
One of the Gladstone region photos for Instameet.

SNAP to it. It's time to sell our region to the world through pictures.

Amateur and processional Gladstone region photographers are starting to submit their images of top local spots to the world's biggest Instameet.

The October 4 event will see people from across Queensland submit thousands of photographs via the #thisisqueensland tag.

A Gladstone Instameet session will held at the Toondoon Botanic Gardens on August 15 at 4.30pm.

The social media event is designed to showcase Queensland's top destinations to the world.

Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey urged Gladstone snappers to join tourism operators in the massive promotion.

She said Tourism and Events Queensland would help tourism operators and organisations host workshops explaining how to use Instagram and how to host an Instameet.

"The Queensland Instameet will involve people coming together to connect, explore and collectively sell our tourism assets to the world by posting authentic and compelling photos to inspire others to visit," Ms Stuckey said.

"We will showcase our world-class visitor experiences from watching the sunset on Hamilton Island's One Tree Hill through to stargazing in the Outback or snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef."

A free workshop about using Instagram will be held at the Tondoon Botanic Gardens on Friday from 2-4pm.

The workshop will take participants through the benefits of using Instagram for business and how to get started.

Stick around for a sunset Instameet at 4.30pm at Tondoon Botanical Gardens to put your Instagram skills into practice.

Register online here.


The Observer wants to start warming up to the main event on October 4.

If you Instagram a photo of your favourite place and tag our account @onelocaltoanother, we could publish your photo.


Topics:  gapdl gladstone instagram photography tourism

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