Wondering where to go to snap the best shots? Instagram have made it easy - here's their top 10 list of the best photo spots throughout the country.
Tumbling from high in the Southern Alps to the rainforests of the West Coast, the Franz Josef Glacier looks like an ancient river of ice. It's an easy walk to the terminal face, or choose to take a guided hike on the glacier itself for a photo extra-worthy of your Instagram feed. Photo by @lillianrichards.
Picture a place with sheltered golden beaches, rocky headlands, lush forests and wildlife galore and you’ve got Abel Tasman National Park. Explore by kayak or on foot – but make sure you leave plenty of time to cool off in the crystal-clear water. Photo by @sarahjamola.
There’s something pretty magical about gazing out across hobbit holes to rolling green countryside from inside Bag-End. Hobbiton Movie Set brings Middle‑earth to life, complete with bluebell flowers, the Party Tree and the Green Dragon Inn. Photo by @shaun_jeffers. See Hobbiton with awesome 360-degree images here.
Once described as the ‘eighth wonder of the natural world’, Milford Sound is unforgettable – picture soaring, sheer cliffs; untouched forest and inky-blue water. If you visit when it’s raining, consider yourself lucky – you’ll get to see hundreds of waterfalls. Photo by @rachstewartnz.
Queen Street is a melting pot of culture, cuisine, heritage and colourful shopping. Spend an afternoon meandering towards the waterfront before enjoying a sunset dinner overlooking the harbour in the Viaduct. Photo by @lifeinfocus_davidcoad.
The water in Lake Tekapo comes from the glaciers of the Southern Alps, which gives it a bright, turquoise hue. Deep in the heart of the South Island, this lake is surrounded by golden tussock and soaring mountains. The otherworldy colours make it a top spot for photography. Photo by @terence.huang.