new zealand from above

Due to the popularity of our latest article "Proof: Queenstown in Winter is Instagram Heaven," we couldn't help but explore the Instagram wonders of New Zealand, which lead us to stumbling upon some of the most amazing aerial snaps of the great Kiwi land!

As we enter a new era of travel photography, bloggers from across the globe are changing the way we see the world through Drone and Aerial footage. Every so often we see the odd Drone or Aerial pic sweep across social media, providing a fresh and unique perspective on some of the world's iconic (and lesser known) destinations. With the recent launch of 360 degree videos and virtual reality, there's no doubt that travel photography as we know it, is on the road to new and exciting developments. And although 'Droning' is on the rise, the community in comparison to the entire Instagram world, is rather small. 'Dronesters' have turned to an Instagram like community, Dronestagram, to share their mind blowing photography and Instagram hashtags such as #dronephotography provide a space for these technical photographers to correlate.

As New Zealand's scenery never fails to blow us away, we decided that we would search the internet far and wide and reach out to our travel blogging friends to compile a snapshot of New Zealand's best Drone and Aerial Instagrammers. Enjoy!

Bay of Islands

“None but ourselves can free our minds.” | Bob Marley

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Nugget Point Lighthouse

Rough coastlines and calm water. #catlins #dji #IamDJI #DJISharethejoy #aerialphotography

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Abel Tasman National Park

And again...

Queenstown Winter Scenes

Who's up for some Milford Sound Magic?! #MilfordSoundScenicFlights #Adventure #DestinationNZ #NZSummer #MilfordSound

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And Milford Sound...

Returning back to beautiful Queenstown after a flight to Milford Sound.

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Wai O Tapu Geothermanl Wonderland's Champagne Pools

Lake Taupo

Leisure Island, Mount Maunganui

Leisure Island - Mount Maunganui, New Zealand #drone

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Dolphins at Tokerau Beach, Kari Kari Peninsula

Blue Cliffs, South Island

The sea takes what the sea wants, even the whole road. #mysouthland #dji #IamDJI #DJISharethejoy

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Auckland City

Auckland New zealand a view from a new angle...

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Shotover River, Queenstown

An aerial perspective of the Shotover Jet, an iconic Queenstown experience.

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Fiordlands National Park

Great Coastal Road

Summer roadie anyone? What's your ride of choice?

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Kai Iwi Lakes, Northland

New Chum's Beach in the Coromandel

So there you have it! The beauty of New Zealand captured in aerial form. Liked this article? You may also like our 59 reasons why New Zealand is the BEST place on Earth.

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