As we enter a new era of travel photography, bloggers from around the world are changing the way we see the world through Drone and Aerial footage.
With the recent launch of 360 degree videos and virtual reality, there’s no doubt that travel photography is on the way to new and exciting developments. ‘Dronesters’ have turned to an Instagram like community, Dronestagram, to share their fantastic New Zealand photography. Instagram hashtags such as #dronephotography provide a space for these technical photographers to correlate.
As New Zealand’s scenery and beauty never cease to excite, we decided to search the internet far and wide, and reach out to our travel blogging friends to provide us with New Zealand’s best Drone and Aerial Instagrammers. Look, and ENJOY!
1. The Bay of Islands
140 subtropical islands to explore.
2. The Catlins
A place where time stands still…
3. Abel Tasman National Park
This wilderness reserve home to fur seal colonies, little blue penguins, bottlenose dolphins, and fur seal colonies sure looks different from above!
4. Queenstown Winter Scenes
More than just the adventure sports it is famed for, Queenstown is also a great base for exploring vineyards and ye olde mining towns.
5. Lake Taupo
616 square kilometres of recreational space.
6. Leisure Island, Mount Maunganui
This popular fishing site can be explored on foot and is known for it’s natural beauty.
7. Blue Cliffs, South Island
Along the Southern Scenic Route…
The most-populous urban city in New Zealand.
9. Shotover River, Queenstown
Heaven for action-junkies.
10. Fiordland National Park
Home to the glacier-carved fiords of Milford and Doubtful sounds, this national park is unlike any other on earth.
11. Great Coast Road
Lonely Planet calls this one of the top ten coastal drives in the world and it’s easy to see why!
12. Kai Iwi Lakes, Northland
Part of the Taharoa domain recreative reserve near Dargaville, the lakes are crystal clear and protected. Perfect to relax, float, and paddleboard.
13. New Chum Beach in the Coromandel
A protected beach with no buildings, roads, infrastructure or camping. The view from above really highlights just how pristine & perfect it is.