Because capturing an insta-worthy shot is more important than the scene, right?
We live in a world where people will do anything for a kick-ass photo. And it just so happens that Wellington offers some incredible insta-worthy places to spice up your feed. From beautiful beaches to epic lighthouses to colourful sheds…you will be sure to capture the coolest pictures ever. Excitingly, most of the places on our list are free to visit. Here are eight of the most instagrammable places in Wellington.
1. Zealandia Ecosanctuary
This incredible slice of wilderness was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 best places in the world. This protected ecosanctuary, filled with wildlife, offers the perfect spot for some instagrammable photoshoots. Specifically, the yellow and red bridge is a sure place to grab a shot to mesmerise your followers.
📍 53 Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
2. Cape Palliser Lighthouse
This breathtaking lighthouse was built in 1897, and is reached by climbing 258 steps up a cliff. The white and red stripped tower presents an enchanting spot for an instagrammable moment. You could also opt to capture your picture-perfect shot on the steep staircase up to the tower. Be sure to go on a good day for the best content possible.
📍 Cape Palliser 5772, New Zealand
3. Oriental Bay
This spot boasts some incredible instagrammable places. From the beautiful beach to the Harbour to the views…you´ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to an insta shot. Specifically, people are absolutely loving the colourful boat sheds which is a must-visit for the gram.
📍 Oriental Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
4. Scorching Bay Beach
This renowned beach is like a tropical paradise in the summertime. With stunning turquoise waters, it is not a surprise people flock here. There are plenty of photo opportunities like the grass reserve area, the lush beach and rock pools, just to name a few. The choice is totally yours! Be sure to wear a cute outfit to compliment your picture.
📍 Wellington, New Zealand
5. Mount Victoria Lookout
Embark on a hike from the city through historic pine forests to take advantage of the unforgettable views Mount Victoria has to offer. Sunset boasts the greatest photo opportunities with a spectacular backdrop of the city and skyline. Undoubtedly, it is an excellent place to snap a dazzling selfie!
📍 Lookout Road, Hataitai, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
6. Hannahs Laneway
Glorified foodies will adore this one. At this spot, it is all about the food pictures. You can chow down on some of the most delicious and insta-worthy dishes in town. For instance, Leeds Street Bakery offers scrumptious bites like custard squares, huge cookies, gooey pastries and so much more goodness. Indeed, they deserve a place on the foodie gram, so why not opt to pose with your purchases for some well deserved likes.
📍 14 Leeds Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
7. Wellywood Sign
Not many people like to take advantage of this one. But Secret thinks it is an epic spot for some gram-approved photos. Get as close as possible to the sign, pose on the road, and hallah, there you have some killer Instagram pictures. You totally need to plan your outfit for this one.
📍 10-16 Miramar Avenue, Miramar, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
8. Castlepoint Lighthouse
Take in the majestic views at this spot which is like a scene out of a movie. As the North Island´s tallest lighthouse, it offers a magical place to snap up some insta-worthy scenes. We recommend capturing your shots along the staircase route with the lighthouse and sea in the background for an extraordinary moment.
📍 Castlepoint 5889, New Zealand