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Ten New Zealand Instagram accounts you need to follow right now

Posted on 29/03/2016 by
Discover more about NZ travel and tourism by following these gorgeous Kiwi Instagram accounts.

Discover more about our travel and tourism industry by following our favourite NZ Instagram accounts.

One of the best ways to learn more about New Zealand’s exciting airline, travel and tourism industry is through social media. Forget selfies and food snaps – scenic shots of NZ’s beautiful landscapes are where it’s at! Follow these ten beautiful accounts to stay up-to-date with the NZ tourism industry’s top players.

1. Air New Zealand

With 123,000 followers (and climbing!), our national airline’s Instagram game is strong. Follow @airnz for stunning pics of planes, inspirational travel quotes and more.

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Our mate @logan_dodds is exploring the epic beauty that is the North Island, and yesterday came across one of his greatest finds yet – an idyllic spot known as Blue Springs, Putaruru. Keep the local tips coming as he continues on his trip North! #ShareYourNZ #MyKiwiOE #WhereToNext

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2. Tourism New Zealand

Warning: Wanderlust Ahead. The official Instagram for Tourism New Zealand will have you wanting to pack your bags and head away on a road trip around our beautiful country quick smart!

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Pristine waters amid soaring peaks. #NZMustDo [📍Fiordland National Park, South Island. 📷: @camillarutherford_photography] #Travel #NewZealand #NZ #Nature

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3. Wings of a Feather

Wings of a Feather is the Instagram profile of avid traveller Mindy Lamoureux. While not all her pics are from New Zealand (she’s always on-the-go, exploring all corners of the world), you can expect to see a healthy dose of NZ-based snaps.

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Paddle boarding on Lake Wakatipu = perfection. Working on plans to return to my favourite place on earth, Queenstown ill be seeing you 😬

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4. Visit Auckland

The official account of Auckland Tourism, this gorgeous feed proves once and for all that Auckland really is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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Looks like Auckland has turned on the mood lighting! Sunset sailing captured by @mattjones_photography #visitauckland

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5. The Global Couple

Married couple Petra and Shaun are self-described ‘New Zealand travel experts’. They blog about their adventures over at

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Wintry shadows on the Crown Range 🏔

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6. Queenstown Holidays

Is there anywhere in New Zealand more beautiful than Queenstown? There’s a reason this stunning destination is one of the country’s most popular tourism hot spots. Follow Queenstown Holidays for a daily dose of South Island beauty.

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Lake Pukaki north of Queenstown by @juniorlc #QueenstownHolidays

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7. Backpacking Matt

Matt Kyhnn is an NZ-based traveler and adventurer. Many of his photos are from New Zealand, but he also shares plenty of breathtaking snaps from around the world.

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On the way to Moke Lake yesterday, one of Queenstown's best kept secrets. @queenstownnz

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8. Capture NZ

Photographer Sam Kennedy, the man behind Capture NZ, shares a range of gorgeous images from around our beautiful country.

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Paritutu Rock that looks over the Taranaki Coast. This looking south from New Plymouth. So cool. #capturenz #newzealand #taranaki

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9. Kiwi Photos

This wanderlust-inducing Instagram account simply exists to “showcase the beauty of this country”. We think it’s doing a pretty amazing job!

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Who wants to swim in The Mermaid Pools? @fennel

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10. New Zealand Vacations

Last but definitely not least, New Zealand Vacations aims to share “the best photos and locations from around New Zealand”. Follow them now for a fix of stunning scenery.

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📍Matauri Bay, Auckland Photo by: @purepixelnz #newzealandvacations to be featured ✌

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