Instagram craze at Australia beauty spot is putting lives at risk

Rosie Vare
The 'Perfect' Instagram Shot Has People Risking Their Lives on a Cliffside
The 'Perfect' Instagram Shot Has People Risking Their Lives on a Cliffside
Risk instagram pictures Wedding Cake Rock Sydney Australia
Risk instagram pictures Wedding Cake Rock Sydney Australia


A risky new Instagram trend has cropped up on social media.

Wedding Cake Rock in the Royal National Park, Sydney, Australia has become a hot new destination for Instagram fans.

The distinctive flat, white rock has seen a whole host of fun (and sometimes dangerous) visitors with people posing for the risky shots on the cliffs edge.

To view this content, you'll need to update your privacy settings.
Please click here to do so.


The rock usually sees around 2,000 visitors a month but recently the number has surged to as many as 10,000, with people keen to get their own quirky snapshot in the iconic location.

Yoga, handstands and pretending to fall are all popular poses with Instagram users who have been using #weddingcakerock to tag their snaps.

The cliffs are more than 260 feet above the ocean, proving a very dangerous location for a photo if you lose your footing.

To view this content, you'll need to update your privacy settings.
Please click here to do so.


One person has already died at the site, and it's thought they were also taking photos at the time.

Park officials have now fenced off the area to prevent anymore tragic accidents happening at the rock.

They will also be testing the rocks to make sure they can withstand the sudden surge in tourists.

Unfortunately it's not just fun photos that are the sign of the new visitors, a host of brightly coloured graffiti has also appeared on the rock recently.



Related articles:

Say cheese! The world's most clichéd holiday poses​

Amazing travel photos captured by drones


Pictures: National Geographic celebrates 125 years of photography

Dangerous Photography Trend Prompts Serious Warning
Dangerous Photography Trend Prompts Serious Warning