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New Zealand’s Top Instagramable Road Trip Destinations

New Zealand is one of the most beautiful and remote countries on Earth. It’s peaks, valleys, bays, cities and trails are sought by people all over the world. New Zealand has everything from amazing culture and restaurants in cities, to memorable movie locations from the Hobbit, to an array of outdoor beauty and adventure that can be found in no other place. There are a few top locations that are both amazing to see and to Instagram.

1. Waitomo Glowworm Caves #glowworms, #unreal

These ancient caves feature millions of tiny insects that glow in the dark. These unique creatures hang from the ceiling of the cave, creating an optical illusion that looks like stars in the night sky. Visitors sail through the caves in small boats as their guide explains the magic history and nature of this location. Any picture inside these caves will be simply incredible on Instagram (remember to keep the flash off though).

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Glow Worms Caves New Zealand

2. Mount Cook #snowinNewZeland, #CookisKing,#MtCook

Located on the South Island, Mount Cook is one of the highest peaks in New Zealand. It has amazing skiing during the winter time and is a great place to go to get away from the warmer parts in the North. The amazing, clean, beautiful, snowy slopes make great places to snag a photo.

Mount Cook New Zealand

3. Queenstown #NZadventure,  #LandofHobbits, #NZkayak

Queenstown is the HQ of adventure in New Zealand. The area offers everything including bungee jumping, skydiving, white water rafting, kayaking, mountain climbing and adventure trails. There are so many cool photos available here it is hard to know where to begin. Anyone looking for thrills and beauty should come to this location on the South Island. It is also home to some of the most iconic scenes from The Hobbit.

 

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Queenstown New Zealand

 

4. Tauranga #GoldenBeach, #BayOfPlenty

Tauranga is a spectacular beach on the North Island. Visitors come for surfing, jet skiing and general good times. There are places to hike and explore. There are also wonderful hotels and spas to relax at. Instagram experts might want to focus on the amazing beaches and nearby scenery.

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5. Waiheke Island #IslandBeauty, #IslandWinery

This island is known to be a spot for the artists, innovators, rich and famous to get away. It has amazing hotels to stay at as well as pristine beaches. There are also several top wineries that accept visitors. Tourists can enjoy all aspects of this island paradise. Photos at the beach, restaurants, winery or hiking trail are all great ideas.

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6. Auckland #NZnightlife, #CityLifeNewZealand

This is the largest city in New Zealand and the gateway to the rest of the world. It has skyscrapers, luxury real estate, great food and a thriving nightlife. This melting pot has visitors from around the world enjoying local cuisine, beer and the nightlife. This is a great place to shoot party shots and downtown photos.

 

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Auckland New Zealand

 

7. Milford Sound #Glaciers, #UnrealBeauty

The Milford Sound is on the South Island and is home to the Fjordland National Park. It includes massive glaciers that are truly incredible. In fact, when famous author Rudyard Kipling saw this land, he called it the Eighth Wonder of the World. This area includes massive peaks and valleys. It is quite cold so visitors need to wear extra layers of clothing. Photographers will have no trouble finding the perfect pic to place on Instagram though.

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8. Hinuera (Hobbiton) #HobbitsAreReal,
#HobbitComesToLife, #IFoundTheHobbits

Hobbiton is one of the most iconic locations for visitors to New Zealand. The movie producers of the Hobbit left many of the most famous homes in the village standing. These stand among beautiful rolling hills and farmland. Visitors can walk right up to the homes and take the best pictures. At the end of the tour, people can sample the local ale or many other treats.

Hobbiton New Zealand

Hobbiton New Zealand

 

This island is known to be a spot for the artists, innovators, rich and famous to get away. It has amazing hotels to stay at as well as pristine beaches. There are also several top wineries that accept visitors. Tourists can enjoy all aspects of this island paradise. Photos at the beach, restaurants, winery or hiking trail are all great ideas.

The best way to capture those Instagramable #roadtrip memories is with a campervan hire in New Zealand. Travellers Autobarn hires out campers from Auckland and Christchurch. Get a quote and start planning your epic road trip today!

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