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Top 10 Instagrammed Places In New Zealand For The Year 2015

Waiheke Island In Auckland 

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Free spirit and artists particularly love Waiheke Island for its rich and blissful landscape. The unique thing about this is that it is surrounded by small wineries, beautiful beaches, and gastronomical treasures. When you are done strolling on the beaches and have had a considerable amount of fun at the wineries, you can start browsing through art galleries as well as craft stores situated at the Waiheke Arts Trail. After a fulfilling day, you can indulge in some exquisite food at the numerous cafes situated there.

You can get to the island by either a ferry or via air. There are scheduled ferry services that sail to and from the island and the trips take around 40 to 50 minutes. There is also an airport situated on the island and you can land there via an airplane or a helicopter.

If you are a fan of vineyards and wine, you will love it here. A few examples of local vineyards include Awaroa Vineyard, Destiny Bay Vineyards, Isola Estate, Goldwater Estate, Cable Bay Vineyards, and Batch Winery.

Mount Maunganui In North Island   

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Mount Maunganui is an extremely exquisite place to visit where you will get to experience white and sandy surf beaches, cafes with mouthwatering food, as well as the base of the volcano Mauao. The mount is a relaxing beach town that is situated at the southern end of Tauranga Harbour. Towards the ocean side, you have an amazing surf beach where you can relax and have fun with your loved ones. The beach has lifeguards on it during the summer season and volunteers during the winter season. If you want to visit the busiest beach section, you can go towards Mauao.

At the peninsula tip, you will find a dormant volcano called Mauao. This rises to as much as 230 meters above the sea level. If you are looking for more adventure, you can trek on tracks that lead to the summit and pick out the challenging ones.

Hobbiton Movie Set In North Island  

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This movie set is situated on a farm run by a family which is situated around 8 km west of Hinuera and around 10 km southwest of Matamata. It has now become a great tourist destination, and you can easily find guided tours of the area. The area had been drastically transformed during the 19th century to become a fertile agricultural land.

In addition to this, it is also a racehorse breeding area. Despite the fact that the set was not made to last, it was made with untreated ply, polystyrene, and timber that helps it to keep standing till date. This makes the set an amazing touring opportunity for families and Lord of the Ring fanatics.

Sky Tower In Auckland    

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This telecommunications and observation tower is located on the corner of Federal and Victoria Streets and is 328 meters tall.

This makes it the tallest manmade structure to have been built till date in the Southern Hemisphere region. It is also an iconic landmark since it has a beautiful design and amazing height.

Takapuna Beach In Auckland     

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Takapuna happens to be the lifestyle capital of North Shore and the vibrant seaside suburb features amazing shops, cafes, and an always crowded Sunday market.

You can visit the white and sandy beach there and enjoy amazing views of the Hauraki Gulf Islands and Rangitoto.

Lake Tekapo In South Island     

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Lake Tekapo is an amazing spot where you can enjoy blissful views during the day and a sky full of stars during the night. It is a UNESCO preserved Dry Sky Reserve and takes about three hours in the car to reach from Christchurch.

The lake becomes intensely milky turquoise in color due to the fine rock flour which becomes suspended within the water.

Piha Beach In Auckland 

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Piha happens to be one of the most popular beaches located in the wild west coast of Auckland. It features black sand and covers a great strength of land, being amazingly isolated.

If you are a surfer, you can take part in the wild surf that happens at the beach. You will also find a spectacular swimming spot on the beach.

Wanaka Lake Front In South Island 

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You can enjoy numerous activities when you are at the beautiful Lake Wanaka. The activities can be divided into air, land, and water. With aerial adventures, you can witness Wanaka lakefront in all its glory from up above.

Land and water activities include hunting, fishing, rock climbing, sightseeing tours, golfing, jet boating, sailing, water sports, rafting, fishing, and kayaking.

Museum Of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa) In Wellington

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There are many exhibitions and events that you get to enjoy at the museum, both for kids and adults. This art gallery and national museum emphasizes on multidisciplinary collaboration as well as diversity. The history collection at the museum includes numerous textiles and dresses. The oldest of these dates back to the 16th century.

Additionally, there are many zooarchaeology and fossil-related collections of around 250,000 dried specimens as well as a collection of the birds, mammals, and reptiles found in the country.

Skyline Queenstown In South Island

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If you have never been to Skyline Queenstown before, you will definitely love your experience there. After all, there is a reason why it is one of the most instagrammed images out there.

You can indulge in numerous cafes, adventure, and entertainment suitable for your entire family. The iconic Gondola on Bob’s Peak is definitely a must try!

 

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