7 Best Auckland Instagram

The 7 Most Instagrammable Spots In Auckland

Based around two harbours, Auckland is a thriving multi-cultural city of amazing cuisine, music, art and culture.

The city’s oldest park is based around an extinct volcano. The Downtown area has a scenic seaside promenade and the Viaduct Harbour is packed with super-yachts and restaurants.

All these incredible places deserve to be photographed, so we’ve picked the 7 best Auckland Instagram spots…

1. Murrays Bay Wharf

This scenic 69 metre long wharf is a fantastic place for Instagrammable action shots.

With four viewing and fishing bays and a wide jumping platform, it’s also serious fun. Head down on a misty morning for extra drama in your photo.


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2. Rangitoto Island

One of Auckland’s most iconic locations, Rangitoto Island is just a short ferry ride from Downtown Auckland.

Soak up the rays and enjoy walking / hiking through the ancient lava fields, fishing, camping and sea kayaking. There’s incredible ocean views for your Auckland Instagram snaps.


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3. Auckland Domain

This beautiful park was developed around the cone of an extinct volcano. It features a picturesque ‘Lovers Walk’ and an outdoor sculpture trail.

This is also where you’ll find the fabulous Wintergardens greenhouses.


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4. Nelson Street Cycleway

This walkway and cyclepath is ideal for Instagram. The hot pink path boasts views of the Sky Tower and is the perfect backdrop for a photo.

At night, the LED light poles along the path turn on and change colours for a different vibe.


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5. Foxtrot Parlour

The “finger-licking good” injectable donuts at Foxtrot Parlour are super popular, and we can see why.

Each delectable donut comes with a custard or chocolate sauce filled syringe that you squirt into the soft dough. Delicious. 


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6. Kitekite Falls

No visit to Auckland is complete without a visit to the magical Kitekite falls. Just one hour’s drive from the city, it’s one of the most famous waterfalls in the Waitakere Ranges.

Swim under the 40m multi-tiered waterfall and abseil down the rocks. Top tip: head here in the afternoon for the best lighting for photos.


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7. Phia Beach

A scenic black-sand surf beach on the rugged coast west of Auckland, Phia is a prime spot for waves.

There’s several pretty walks along the shore through tropical rainforests and the seaside village of Phia is full of charming cafes and restaurants.


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Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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