Instagram has revealed its list of 2017's most 'grammed places in New Zealand', and there are some seriously swoon-worthy locations. Check them out.
If you want to climb Mount Doom, do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. This stunning day walk, one of the world's best, features lava flows, an active crater, steam vents, emerald-coloured lakes and magnificent views... every dramatic ingredient you cuold wish for in a frame.
Left behind by a glacier from the last Ice Age, this charming lake sits next to the quaint town of Wanaka. Lounge on its gravel beach and enjoy the views of a lone tree (#ThatWanakaTree) on the serene lake surrounded by craggy mountains.
Poised in the middle of unbelievably blue lakes and the rugged Mackenzie landscape, Aoraki Mount Cook is a striking and iconic peak. New Zealand's highest mountain, it stands above and beyond the surrounding Southern Alps. Enjoy walks, star-studded skies and glaciers in the surrounding Aoraki Mount Cook National Park.
This seaside town is just as perfect from the top of 'The Mount" (Mauao / Mount Maunganui) as it is from the white sandy beaches. Definitely some of the best surfing beaches this side of the island.
A Mecca for film fans who travel from far and wide, the Hobbiton Movie Set sits within the gentle rolling hills of Matamata - just three hours from Auckland. Besides hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn and the Party Tree make Hobbiton a truly deserving runner-up.
There are some sights that take your breath away. Milford Sound is one of them. Carved by glaciers during the Ice Ages, the fiord's cliffs rise vertically from dark waters and are a stunning sight in any weather and any time of the day.