If you've travelled to New Zealand, chances are you've visited at least one of the country's top 10 most Instagrammed destinations in 2015.
With a staggering 80 million images posted to Instagram every single day, photo sharing in the digital age has never been more popular, or easy.
And let's face it, we've all been guilty of the occasional gloat on Instagram. Posting beautiful, inspiring selfies at the world's most scenic locations, bragging to make everyone back home jealous of your holidays when they are at their work desk, scrolling through your images, weeping slowly into their morning cup of coffee.
Or so I've heard anyway.
When it comes to New Zealand's natural beauty and outdoor activities is there anywhere that is NOT an Instagram-worthy image? The scenery is stunning with wide-open spaces filled with untainted mountains, where the food and wine steal hearts.
There are the obvious NZ choices such as Hobbiton on the North Island and Queenstown on the South Island, but the actual number one spot may surprise you, and have you adding another stop to your holiday itinerary.
Instagram’s Top 10 New Zealand Destinations Are ...
- Waiheke Island
- Mount Maunganui
- Hobbiton Movie Set
- Sky Tower
- Takapuna Beach
- Lake Tekapo
- Piha Beach
- Wanaka Lake Front
- Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
- Skyline Queenstown
Tourism New Zealand General Manager, Australia Tony Saunders said New Zealand scenery is unparalleled, so travellers love to capture the spectacular surroundings and share it with their friends and family on social media.
"Thousands of Australians head over to Waiheke Island each year to view beautiful vineyards, olive groves and beaches, so we weren't surprised to see it named the most Instagrammed spot in New Zealand.
"We get a huge amount of people sharing their photos of Waiheke Island and the rest of the country. We love that travellers want to share their journey and the stunning landscapes."
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