New Zealand's top 10 most popular Instagram spots

Music 08/12/2016

Tourism New Zealand has released a list of the country's most Instagrammed locations, featuring a variety of landscapes and activities.

Auckland claimed three of the top 10 positions, with Takapuna, Queen St and the Sky Tower making the cut.

Andrew Fraser, the director of Marketing Tourism New Zealand, said it was fantastic that people are using the app to share their Kiwi experience. "The photography skills of visitors and New Zealanders on Instagram are quite remarkable, although they do have some pretty good landscapes to work with," Mr Fraser said.

This year's most Instrgrammed NZ locations: 

Lake Tekapo


A photo posted by Freya Sadler (@freyasadlerp) on Dec 7, 2016 at 6:49am PST


Queen Street, Auckland


A photo posted by Su-jin An (@sujin_uk) on Dec 6, 2016 at 9:17pm PST


Takapuna Beach, Auckland


#takapuna #beach #rangitoto #bluesky #summer #nz

A photo posted by Lisa Alary-Brunetti (@lisabrunetti27) on Dec 7, 2016 at 2:10am PST


Sky Tower


Auckland New Zealand 🇳🇿☀️✈️ #Auckland #newzealand #backpacker #enjoy #windycityblogger #citybestpics #skytower

A photo posted by 🍀⛵️Vanessa//Munich//Travel⛵️🍀 (@vanessahra) on Nov 28, 2016 at 2:56pm PST


Milford Sound, South West



Hobbiton Movie Set, Matamata



Abel Tasman National Park


Not a bad place to park up the kayaks and go for a short walk 🌞

A photo posted by Marahau Sea Kayaks (@marahauseakayaks) on Dec 6, 2016 at 9:26pm PST


Mount Maunganui, Tauranga



Franz Josef Glacier, South Island



Lake Wanaka, Otago 


Lake Wanaka #discovernewzealand

A photo posted by Jarred Tatum (@jarredtatum) on Nov 1, 2016 at 10:13pm PDT


Tourism New Zealand also put out a list of the most used hashtags nationwide. "#NewZealand" took out the top spot, attached to nearly 7,000,000 posts.

The Most Used Hashtags in New Zealand: