We live in a world where people will do anything for a kick-ass photo. And it just so happens that Auckland offers some iconic instagrammable places to spice up your feed. From beautiful beaches to skyscraper experiences and cute cafes…you will be sure to capture the coolest pictures ever. Here are 15 of the most instagrammable places in Auckland.
1. Piha Beach
This black-sand beach is one of the best beaches in Auckland, and 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.
📍83 Delamore Drive, Oneroa, Auckland 1081, New Zealand
3. Waiheke Island
Speaking of Waiheke Island. It’s one of the world’s greatest and offers 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. Get some wine and stroll through green vineyards for that money-making shot.
4. Holey Moley
This quirky chain offers an entertaining mini golf experience paired with drinks, funky cocktails and scrumptious food. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to photo opportunities to make your followers jealous! Plus, it’s a perfect date idea.
📍 204 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
5. Muriwai Gannet Colony
Follow the cliff-top trails to the huge gannet colony exhibiting exquisite views. Surrounded by cliffs and the ocean, you will be sure to seize epic gram-worthy pictures. Sunset lovers will adore the sunsets experienced here, and it sure as hell makes a picture-perfect moment.
6. 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 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
7. Shakespear Regional Park
This dreamy 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
8. 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
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. The Light Path
This pink walkway and cycle path on Nelson Street 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.
📍Te Ara I Whiti – The Lightpath, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
12. Instagrammable Eateries
Looking for an insta-worthy café? Well, look no further because we’ve listed a range of the most instagrammable eateries, from restaurants to cafes, to snap some ig-worthy pictures. Read all about them here.
📍 Various Locations
13. Murrays Bay Wharf
The platform at Murrays Bay Wharf is a cool spot to go pier jumping. But it also presents a place for you to shoot unreal content and add colour to your feed by posing at sunset or sunrise on the platform. Additionally, enjoy views of Rangitoto Island in the background. Undoubtedly, one of the most instagrammable places in Auckland.
This beautiful complex won the Travellers Choice Award in 2022. It boasts six art galleries, three quirky gardens with sculptures, a vineyard and a pretty alfresco restaurant. Definitely, a picture-perfect place to snap some moments.
📍40 Omaha Flats Road, Matakana 0986, New Zealand
15. Archie Bros
Archie Brothers Cirque Electric is another house of fun that just so happens to be the perfect rainy day activity in Auckland. With fabulous arcade games from bowling to VR gaming, a dazzling diner, a neon lit cocktail bar with the most whimsical cocktails…it’s an ideal place to hide in Auckland. Plus, it makes a superb place for a few new feed pictures.