The Most Gram Worthy Places in New Zealand

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

While we can't help you with moody captions, our guide showcases the top photo spots to visit on your New Zealand road trip from north to south. These locations are sure to make your feed stand out and leave your friends longing for your adventures.

Cape Reinga – North Island

Where two oceans meet and there’s a pretty cool lighthouse to boot! Located near the northernmost point of New Zealand, it's known as the place of leaping, where Māori spirits begin their final journey.

The Cape Reinga Lighthouse over looking the ocean with a blue sky

A Waiheke Island Vineyard – North Island

Best get those pictures taken before you start the wine tours, nobody wants blurry Instagrams. This island offers magnificent views over the Hauraki Gulf towards the mainland, with beautiful vineyards, olive groves, and beaches.

Piha Beach, Lions Rock - North Island

On our west coast beaches, the sand is black, and there's epic surf, but what you'll be mesmerised by are the vibrant red hues of a magical sunset over the ocean.

Hobbiton – North Island

Whether you're a fan of the films or not, stepping into the world of Hobbiton and snapping a picture of the man-made set is a must. It's not a New Zealand road trip without capturing this iconic image.

Houses in the hills at Hobbiton

Cathedral Cove – North Island

Not only is it a beautiful beach with an incredible rock formation, but it’s also a cinematic masterpiece. This spot is one-of-a-kind, with turquoise blue waters and a naturally formed archway. If it’s good enough for a Taylor Swift music video, it’s good enough for the gram.

Mount Taranaki – North Island

This iconic peak is sure to keep jealousy levels high on your feed. As the second-highest peak in the North Island and renowned as the most perfectly formed volcano, Mount Taranaki is a must-see. Kent Road is one of the prime spots to capture a photo of Mount Taranaki, as it leads directly toward this iconic peak.

Lake Tekapo – South Island

The aqua-blue water and glassy surface of the lake are so serene you’ll want to meditate for a few minutes before you upload this slice of perfection.

Mount Cook – South Island

The road from Lake Pukaki to Mount Cook/Aoraki, New Zealand’s tallest peak, not only provides spectacular views but also serves as the perfect backdrop for capturing that idyllic Instagram photo.

Wanaka Tree – South Island

All year round the Wanaka tree delivers a stunning sight just waiting to be captured. It stands as one of the most gram-worthy spots in the South Island, with its beauty highlighted by the surrounding water and mountains. It's so well-known that it even has a hashtag - #thatwanakatree.

Milford Sound – South Island

The combination of the ocean, fjords, towering peaks, and beautiful waterfalls, makes Milford Sound a truly magical spot. To snap the best pic for your gram, head to the Foreshore where you'll capture a stunning reflection in the water.

Now that you know where to go for your Instagram-worthy pics on your road trip, it's time to start planning your trip. Grab a rental from us and begin exploring these hotspots across the north and south islands; your feed will never have looked so amazing.

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