New Zealand Communities On Instagram

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My Instagram features during May 2013 – it was all about New Zealand and inspired me to write up the first version of this blog post

When I moved to Auckland, New Zealand in 2012 I searched Instagram for local and national accounts publishing photos of events, the cities and the beautiful landscapes to get a better idea of “locations to see” and “trips to do”. Surprisingly I did not only stumble upon personal Kiwi profiles but whole communities with one to several official admins and community members gathering their content under specific hashtags.

Most community pages offer to feature a member photo of the day for following the account and using a defined hashtag. A few IG admins also take the time to motivate their followers to submit photos about a given contest topic. I think it’s a funny way allowing you to find heaps of fellow Igers based in New Zealand who regularly post great material; and I even learned a couple of things about good Auckland photo locations, something I started to discuss in my former blog post Auckland Skyline: Photo Locations.

No need to mention that getting featured on these accounts with up to several thousand followers exposes your photos to a large audience and increases your daily engagement rates. If you are on IG and interested in New Zealand you should definitely go check out their galleries full of inspirational Iger stuff.

My personal Top 10 New Zealand Communities (in alphabetical order):

@au_nz_hotshotz #au_nz_hotshotz
@australiagram #australiagram_neighbours
@bnw_newzealand_ #bnw_newzealand
@gf_newzealand #gf_nz
@ig_newzealand #ig_newzealand
@jj_newzealand #jj_newzealand
@kiwi_photos #kiwi_photos
@kiwipics #kiwipics
@purenewzealand #NZMustDo and #RealMiddleEarth
@wuoceania #wu_oceania

Local communities focusing on a city or region in NZ:

@aucklandfanpage #aucklandfanpage
@eyeonauckland #eyeonauckland
@gigatownwanaka #gigatownwanaka
(check #thattreeagain for Wanaka’s most famous tree ;) )

Further tags to instantly find Insta kiwis (without being featured):

#ignz
#igersnewzealand
#newzealander
#aotearoa
#newzealandbeauty
#auckland
#wellington
#rotorua
#christchurch
#wanaka
#queenstown

You will probably discover many more when doing an IG search, but these are the buzziest (and good as gold, mate)!

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for more New Zealand beauty: @ae_i!

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Article updated on June 9, 2014.

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9 thoughts on “New Zealand Communities On Instagram

  1. Nice! Also nice to see the Church of the Good Shepherd.. got it hanging here on canvas..
    Have wonderful memories when scrolling through the New Zealand picture collection.. :)

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    • Yes, it’s a lovely church. Tekapo and the Mount Cook region are my favourite location on the South Island, so I am currently also going through my photos from there after being over a year on the North Island now :-)

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