New Zealand is without a doubt one of the most picturesque places on earth. Take a trip through selfie heaven and check out the top 10 selfie hot spots.

Cape Reinga

At the very tip of the North Island, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Tasman Sea is Cape Reinga. This truly is the last stop on the New Zealand mainland heading north and a magic spot for a selfie.

Northland & Bay of Islands
Cape Reinga, Northland & Bay of Islands

Snap a selfie with the iconic lighthouse

Cathedral Cove

The white sandy beach and naturally formed archway that gives Cathedral Cove its name deserves the photographic attention it gets. While it’s easy to grab a selfie in the ‘cathedral’ itself, another option is to ditch land and take to the sea with Sea Kayak Tours and snap the perfect selfie from the ocean. 

The Coromandel
Cathedral Cove, The Coromandel

Take to the water to capture your ideal selfie

Hobbiton Movie Set

There are endless selfie options at Hobbiton; in front of Bilbo’s famed green door, or looking out from inside a humble hobbit abode. Guided tours tell the tale of how Bag End came to life and finish with an ale at the Green Dragon Inn.

Hobbiton, Waikato

Picture yourself in a movie outside the famous Bag End

Te Puia

Try to focus on your phone and get the snap as the boiling hot waters from Pohutu Geyser burst to the surface in spectacular fashion. Te Puia is a landscape packed with ancestral history, a tourism guiding legacy that stretches back to the 1800s and a must-see on the New Zealand selfie tour.

Pohutu Geyser, Rotorua

Snap a selfie next to the magnificent Pohutu Geyser

Len Lye Centre 

The Len Lye Centre’s brilliant design and stainless steel exterior turns any selfie taker into an artist. Use the mirror-like walls to get an original quirky shot for your followers to admire. The centre is New Zealand’s first and only museum of contemporary art and the first institution dedicated to a single artist, Len Lye.

Len Lye, Taranaki

Make the most of the mirrored Len Lye Centre for your snap

The Church of the Good Shepherd

On the shores of Lake Tekapo, in the central South Island, you'll find the Church of the Good Shepherd, this living church has an altar window that frames a perfect view of the Southern Alps. The little stone church looks great framed up in a selfie and will have followers scrambling for the like button.

Christchurch - Canterbury
Church of the Good Shepherd, Christchurch - Canterbury

Lake Tekapo is a destination full of selfie worthy locations


The famous tree known as ‘That Wanaka Tree’ has been shared on social media so often that it has its very own hashtag (#ThatWanakaTree). Snap a selfie at this Wanaka hotspot. 

That Wanaka Tree, Wanaka

Join the trend and snap a selfie with #thatwanakatree

Ben Lomond Summit

Hiking to the summit of Ben Lomond can take the best part of a day up but the reward is worth it. While Queenstown’s many peaks look great from the bottom up, a view from the top is an entirely different experience and bound to stand out on your social media feed.

Ben Lomond, Queenstown

Take your selfie to new heights at the summit of Ben Lomond

Milford Sound 

Ranked at 17 in Lonely Planet’s top 500 places in the world to visit, Milford Sound is a must for a selfie, and a shot from the water looking up to Mitre Peak is your best bet for maximum ‘likes’. Real Journeys can take you right into the heart of the sound on one of their scenic cruises and put you in the best position to grab the snap. Photo by mrdodowikanto

Milford Sound, Fiordland

Snap a selfie with the iconic Mitre Peak

Stirling Point, Bluff

Finishing how you began seems like the perfect tribute on the final stop of the selfie tour. Stirling Point at Bluff is at the opposite extremity of the country but, like northern Cape Reinga, is home to a handy signpost letting your followers know how far you are from home. 

Stirling Point, Southland

A photo at Stirling point is a must on any NZ selfie journey

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