12 Of The Most Instagrammable Spots In Auckland

Megan Zara Walsh Megan Zara Walsh - Staff Writer

Instagrammable Auckland

Because capturing an insta-worthy shot is more important than the scene, right?

We live in a world where people will do anything for a kick-ass photo. And it just so happens that Auckland offers some incredible insta-worthy places to spice up your feed. From beautiful beaches to skyscraper experiences to cute cafes…you will be sure to capture the coolest pictures ever. Excitingly, most of the places on our list are free to visit. Here are 12 of the most instagrammable places in Auckland.

1. Piha Beach

The black-sand beach at Piha is a stunning place for photos. Renowned for surfing, there are also several walks with epic scenery in the surrounding hills and native forest. Whether you go night or day, with a good quality camera, you’ll capture some great shots for your Instagram feed.

2. Waiheke Island

Arguably, this Island is one of the world’s greatest islands. It offers some amazing photo opportunities for selfies and landscape photography. With majestic views of the mainland, fields of breathtaking vines, lush beaches and so much more…your only problem will be deciding where to go. For the best gram-approved moment, we recommend getting some wine and strolling through the green vineyards for a money-making shot.

3. Holey Moley

This quirky chain offers an entertaining mini golf experience paired with drinks, cocktails and  scrumptious food. This unique spot has plenty of insta-worthy moments to make your followers totally jealous of your feed. To book, visit the Holey Moley website.

📍 204 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

4. Muriwai Gannet Colony

Follow the cliff-top trails to the huge gannet colony that offers some exquisite views. Surrounded by cliffs and the ocean, you will be sure to seize some epic gram-worthy pictures. Sunset lovers will adore the sunsets experienced here, and it sure as hell makes a picture-perfect moment.

5. Westhaven Marina

The City Of Sails is the largest yacht marina in the Southern Hemisphere. Spend some time wondering around the marina or rent a boat. What could be more prettier than a superb picture surrounded by boats and water? Indeed, one of the most instagrammable spots in Auckland.

📍 137 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven, Auckland 1011, New Zealand

6. Shakespeare Regional Park

This gem of a place is just 40 minutes from Auckland and offers magnificent views of the Hauraki Gulf. The walk itself is a 5km round trip. You will have the opportunity to snap a shot with the huge man-made photo frame. We recommend going on a clear day for the most instagrammable shots possible.


📍 1501 Whangaparaoa Road, Army Bay, Auckland 0930, New Zealand

7. Achilles Point Lookout

Step onto the extended viewing platform at this place to watch an incredible sunset or sunrise. Equally, on a clear day, you can see the Coromandel peninsula and the city of Auckland. Indeed, a picturesque photo opportunity to mesmerise your followers.

📍 St Heliers, Auckland 1071, New Zealand

8. Lion Rock, Piha

Hike up this iconic landmark to capture the most magical pictures in Auckland. The rock formation itself has the profile of a lion lying down, hence why its name of Lion Rock. It boasts great scenes from the top so make sure you wear something cute to compliment the photo.

9. Mt Eden

Course, this is a traditional landmark in Auckland. We don’t need to pinpoint one exact location because Mt Eden itself boasts panoramic views of the whole city. From the summit, you can capture fascinating images of everything afar. It is so aesthetically pleasing, it is a must-do for your Instagram feed.

10. Nelson Street Cycleway

This pink walkway and cycle path is an ideal spot for capturing some gram-approved pictures. With the hot pink path and Sky Tower in the back, it provides the perfect backdrop for a selfie. Even at night, you can create the coolest content with the LED light poles turning different colours behind you.

11. Kind Café

Looking for an insta-worthy café? Well, look no further because this fabulous brunch spot can offer you plenty of photo opportunities in a concrete jungle environment. This mostly Vegan café has some scrumptious bites too such as Nutella pancakes, halloumi tacos and breakfast burritos, which will make your trip even more worth the while.

📍 16 McDonald Street, Morningside, Auckland 1025, New Zealand

12. Murrays Bay Wharf

The platform at Murrays Bay Wharf is a real cool spot to go pier jumping. But it also presents a place for you to snap some unreal shots and add some colour to your feed by posing at sunset or sunrise on the platform. Additionally, you can enjoy views of Rangitoto Island in the background. Undoubtedly, one of the most instagrammable places in Auckland.

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