Find out the best cameras for freshwater and seaside snapping!

Australia is known as an outdoor adventurer’s dream! It’s home to wide expanses of rainforest, steep waterfalls, and some of the most picturesque reefs in the world. Many destinations within the country have to be seen to be believed, but it’s still always good to bring along a camera for proof. But which cameras can survive the kind of watery, rough experiences that Australia is famous for?

  • For the Average Traveller: A Smartphone

    When travelling, most will typically opt to use their smartphone as a map, a research book, and of course a camera. Modern smartphone lens has increased rapidly in quality within the last ten years, with some phones even better than cameras. However, taking care of your phone is a must, with one drop during a trek or spray of water while swimming, can leave you helpless for the rest of your trip! Forking out some extra cash for a state-of-the-art phone case, which can be shockproof, waterproof, and more can help you lose any anxiety while your adventure in the outdoors of Australia.

  • For those ready to explore and document: The Go Pro

    The Gro Pro has skyrocketed in popularity, becoming the must-have for anyone wanting an adventurous holiday. Go Pros are known for their durability, with this tiny camera able to withstand any type of tough climates. One of the key highlights for this type of camera is their size, being almost no weight at all to carry in your pack. Go Pro selfie sticks are also very common, so folk can capture brilliant wide-angle moments on top of mountains, skiing in the snow, or even while swimming!

  • For a hardcore hobbyist: Deep diver Cameras

    Those interested in taking photos not just show your mum, but professional looking shots, this type is for you. These cameras are perfect for scuba diving but also work for night-time shooting or wildlife shots, getting you perfect high resolutive photographs without having to spend hours changing the resolution or sharpness.

  • For adventurers on a budget: Sony Camera

    It is one of the top travel camera brands in the business, offering both compact and cheaper alternatives that are perfect for your adventure around Australia. They also suit those who desire great photographs but don’t have a huge amount of skill in the area-with their fast focusing and fixed lens you can simply pull out and snap and earn yourself a brilliant shot for your next Instagram post. However, note that not all of Sony’s cameras are on the cheaper side, so make sure you opt for the older models or the ones on sale.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward began with a passion for travel and turned it into a thriving tourism business. He co-founded Sightseeing Tours Australia after starting out as a tour guide in Melbourne. Cameron delights in helping visitors get the most from their trip to Australia. Whether he's leading tours or writing about his favourite places, Cameron loves sharing his local insight with fellow travellers.

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