All aboard for the ultimate instagram food tour of New Zealand

Thanks to its glaciers, mountain ranges, beaches and lakes the size of small countries, New Zealand gets its fair share of Instagram love. But these aren’t the only things attracting the attention of camera lenses. ‘Food-porn’, the term given when snapping a photo of the food you’re about to eat and posting it on social media for your followers to drool over, continues to dominate our feeds.

So, combining the two, has compiled the ultimate foodie tour of these fine shores. Based on regions generating the highest level of food reviews on, below are some the country’s most ‘Instagrammed’ food hot spots! Enjoy!

1. Queenstown

Famous for being the ultimate adventure destination, Queenstown has built its reputation on beautiful scenery. However, one establishment which has built almost as big of a reputation as the famous AJ Hackett Bungy, is Fergburger! Located in the heart of the town, this burger joint offers up some on the South Island’s most indulgent and mammoth burgers.

2. Wellington

The nation’s capital has seen an influx of trendy bars and cafes fill its streets in recent years, with some of the country’s best restaurants setting up shop on the southern tip of the North Island. One restaurant that has caused a social media storm since its opening in late 2016 is Korean fusion restaurant, Comes & Goes. Based in the suburb of Petone, this modest café is home to some beautiful food, beautifully captured by their adoring patrons.

3. Auckland

New Zealand’s biggest city is unsurprisingly home to many of the nations most celebrated restaurants, with the likes of the famous Cassia, Depot and Ostro based in the city. In a town full of top quality food, it can sometimes be hard to stand out from the crowd. One establishment that does not have such an issue, is Cereal Killa Cafe. This Auckland must-do is a sugar lover’s dream, serving up some of New Zealand’s most over the top creations, including their infamous ‘Freak Shakes’.

4. Hamilton

The gateway to the Waikato, Hamilton is a brilliant base for any tourist. With the geo-thermal delights of Rotorua close by, the city is offers an urban haven with many top bars and restaurants. One of these is Palate. Based in the heart of Hamilton CBD, their window filled premises offers spectacular views of the Waikato river and nearby woods. All this coupled with beautiful food that celebrates local produce, is a must-do for any visitor.

5. Nelson

Recently named the best performing region in New Zealand, partly due to its booming tourism industry, attracts many visitors each year. Bordering one of New Zealand’s most celebrated wine regions, Marlborough, it is only natural that great food would be close by. The Kitchen, is relatively new to the Nelson food scene, but has made an immediate impact on social media. Their menu, full of fresh acai bowls, beautiful smoothies and tasty pastries, have proven a hit on Instagram!