New Zealand is no stranger to Instagram and remains a popular destination for photographers and snap happy travellers alike. The varied landscapes that change with the seasons are enough to get anyone tagging.
For 2018, Instagram released the most popular locations in New Zealand was Queenstown with the top used emoji being 😍😍😍😍
The second most popular location on the gram is Rotorua. The cultural hub of New Zealand has plenty of opportunities to include the tall redwood trees in the Whakarewarewa Forest, hot pools and the unique carvings and cultural designs throughout this city.
Lord of the Rings movie locations such as Hobbiton is still a must-see on any trip to New Zealand. The set in Matamata still attracts hundreds of visitors each day keeping Hobbiton firmly place in the number three spot. Milford Sound is unlike anything seen in New Zealand and a cruise through the sound is the best way to get to see these diverse landscapes. Wanaka makes it in at the number five spot. Its flawless location gives tourists a picture-perfect shot in any season. Its vast lakes and mountain tops give plenty of spaces to snap your flawless shot.
At number six is the beautiful Mount Maunganui. The popular summer spot has epic views from its peak. Auckland City and Waiheke Island are the number seven and eight on the list. Both locations are but a hop skip and a jump away and give many opportunities to get those likes. The famous Sky Tower is a must see with 360 views of the city from 328 meters above the ground making it perfect for scouting out your next location. After your busy morning, take a wine tour on Waiheke Island and get those beautiful sunset “clink” photos.
Lake Tekapo on the Canterbury plains makes it at number nine. The Christ of the Good Shepard at the Sheep Dog statue are key features of this area and are sure to get some heart eye emojis from your friends.
Finally, at number 10 is the ever-beautiful Mount Cook National Park. With the gorgeous mountain ranges and lakes, there is more than enough to keep your camera busy.