New Zealand's top ten hottest Instagram spots

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Instagram has released a list of the country's most Instagrammed locations, featuring a variety of landscapes and activities.

Auckland claimed three of the top 10 positions, with Takapuna, Queen St and the Sky Tower making the cut.

Andrew Fraser, the director of Marketing Tourism New Zealand, said it was fantastic that people are using the app to share their Kiwi experience.

"The photography skills of visitors and New Zealanders on Instagram are quite remarkable, although they do have some pretty good landscapes to work with," Mr Fraser said.

Lake Tekapo 

Queen Street, Auckland 

Takapuna Beach, Auckland  


Sky Tower, Auckland


Milford Sound, South West 

Hobbiton Movie Set, Matamata 

Abel Tasman National Park, South Island 

Mount Maunganui Beach, Tauranga


Franz Josef Glacier, South Island 

Lake Wanaka, Otago 

Tourism New Zealand also put out a list of the most used hashtags nationwide. "#NewZealand" took out the top spot, attached to nearly 7,000,000 posts.