West coast

Top West Coast Instagram spots

The West Coast is home to some truly memorable views. From the Southern Alps to the Tasman Ocean, the region is full of Instagram-able locations.

March 17, 2020

Lake Matheson, Glacier Country

Here are our top pics (pun intended) of spots you should share on your Instagram feed when you visit the West Coast:

Lake Matheson

The iconic Lake Matheson is the most Instagrammed spot in New Zealand and with good reason! It’s famous for its mirror reflections of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman on clear days.

Alex Knobb Track – Franz Josef

This spot is not for the faint-hearted, it’s actually an advanced hiking trail. But once you get to the top, you have epic views of Franz Josefunfurl before you.

Either Franz Josef or Fox Glaciers

It’s true, snapping a picture on the glaciers themselves is hard to beat. The ice is ever moving and changing, a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Brewster Hut

Haast Pass is a magical spot to travel through with mountains towering over you and glacial blue rivers winding alongside you. Tucked away in the mountains of Haast Pass is Brewster Hut, a hut with epic views over the UNESCO World Heritage Area.

Hokitika Gorge

The blue waters have to be seen to be believed, be prepared to have your snap at the famous gorge liked many times!

Mt Brown Hut

The cutest backcountry hut you will encounter in New Zealand, nestled up in the mountains above Lake Kaniere. This iconic yellow little hut has featured on Instagram many a time.

Pancake Rocks & Blowholes

These rocks are indeed shaped like pancakes and are no strangers when it comes to Instagram feeds.

Paparoa Track

The newly opened 10th Great Walk boasts epic panoramic views of the coastline and Paparoa Ranges.

Oparara Arches

The largest limestone arches in New Zealand will take your breath away. Feel like you’ve stepped back in time to the Jurassic period and take that Insta-perfect snap.