Us New Zealander’s know how lucky we are to live in a paradise of beaches, nature parks and expansive mountains. No matter where you are, you are never further than 150 kms from the beach, so there’s no excuse for not sharing photos of our beaut country! Here are the top ten most instagrammed nature locations in New Zealand according to the tags and locations (and a little bit of my own opinion on what I see most on social media. It’s quite scientific research).
10. Cape Reinga
9. New Chums Beach
It’s a beauty- one of the best beaches in the world!
8. Rotorua Redwoods
The redwoods have gone up a lot in popularity since they built the walking bridges and platforms. It’s a place of ultimate solitude and peace.
7. Blue Springs Putaruru
Lots of people seek out the fresh water spring to drink at, swim in, and to get a bomb instagram pic.
6. Lake Taupo
Cliff jump offs and crystal clear water- what’s not to love?
5. Milford Sound
Thousands of people walk the Milford Track per year, and explore Milford Sound. Untouched beauty of the south.
4. Rotorua Geothermal Areas
I’m used to the smell of Rotorua as I have family there, but it does stink if you aren’t familiar with the place. Regardless of the smell it’s a top tourist attraction!
3. Abel Tasman National Park
I’ve not visited yet, but it looks to be a breath taking location. Kayaking, nature walks and seeing wildlife are the top things to do in the park.
2. Mount Maunganui Beach
The walk up to and around the Mount is a favourite for locals and travellers alike. My fondest summer memories include climbing up just in time for sunset, there’s nothing like it!
AND THE WINNER IS…..
- Lake Tekapo
Lake Tekapo is a super popular tourist attraction, and that of course attracts the grams! The beautiful lupins provide a stunning scene, and the lake is used by many people over summer.