While the best way to explore any country (such as New Zealand) is by visiting and seeing it for yourself, we might not always get the chance to. So how about some eye candy for your wanderlust? Skyscanner picks out some incredible Instagram photos coming out of God’s Own Country; check out these Kiwi travellers for your daily dose of travel inspiration…
Jordan and Jenna make up the Stoked for Saturday team. This Canadian couple did what many couples dream of doing: they sold up and move from their home country to come and live in New Zealand. They document their weekend adventures on their Instagram.
Vince is currently touring round New Zealand in his Toyota Estima, grabbing incredible shots like this of the night sky. His Instagram is full of amazing aurora shots, as well as other candid snaps from his travels round the country.
Chris Taylor is a Kiwi photographer based in the Bay of Plenty in the North Island. Whilst he ventures out occasionally, his best snaps come from the Bay of Plenty (like this one!).
Shaun is a British expat living in New Zealand, and he’s the official photographer for Hobbiton too! His Instagram is full of stunning photos of New Zealand, taken on a range of different cameras.
Jamie is a guide in Glenorchy in the South Island right now, but she floats between different jobs in New Zealand. Catch a glimpse of the adventures through the lens of her iPhone on her Instagram.
6. Chele Banks
If you want to see more of Wellington, check out Chele’s Instagram. She’s a local and shows you the best bits of the city whether it’s dawn, dusk or day.
Ever tried walking the coast of New Zealand? That’s exactly what this guy is up to – check out his GoPro adventures!
Liz has previously lived in Spain and America, but right now she’s documenting her new life in New Zealand. Make sure you’re following her on Instagram to see her upcoming shots of ski season in NZ!
Don’t follow Shaun and Petra if you don’t want wanderlust. Seriously. This Kiwi couple are wandering the world over, scouting for the best road trips and street food on their way.
Check out the 7 most scenic drives in New Zealand for more Instagram opportunities!
10. Sam Deuchrass
Sam calls herself a visual curator. Check out her Instagram, and you’ll see why. These images aren’t just iPhone snapshots, each of her photos are dynamic posts featuring different parts of New Zealand.
11. Brent Purcell
Brent is a photographer by profession, so it’s only right that his Instagram feed be filled with incredible shots like this. He generally specialises in long exposure photography, and he’s based in Hamilton – but his photos feature plenty of different angles of NZ.
Salome is a German traveller, currently hunting out the best beauty spots in New Zealand. Her Instagram currently features some incredible photos of the Mirror Lakes in the South Island.
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George is another Brit who’s come over to seek adventures in New Zealand, and he seems to be having a good time doing it – this is what New Zealand’s vineyards look like in the autumn!
14. Bare Kiwi
Sammy and Kyle are currently travelling the length and breadth of New Zealand, making short films in each area. Luckily, their Instagram features short snippets of everywhere they go too.
Michelle is a fine art photographer based in New Zealand, but you’d be mistaken for thinking she shoots still life and nature instead from looking at her Instagram feed…
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