When it comes to ‘gram-worthy places there’s nowhere quite like New Zealand. From mountainous peaks to glacier-fed rivers, volcanic landscapes and hobbit-like hills, it is a photographers dream. The Great Journeys of New Zealand services will take you through some of the most photo-worthy locations. And the best part? You don’t have to get out of your seat. Our scenic trains and ferries are the perfect place to capture that holiday snap worth sharing.

15 Instagrammable Places

Travelling New Zealand by train and ferry unlocks a world of unimaginable beauty as you carve through spectacular terrain. There are plenty of opportunities to take photographs of lakes, gorges and mountain ranges through the panoramic windows but, if you’re looking for something a bit more spectacular, head outside to the outdoor viewing platform.

So, get your phone out, and make sure your camera is charged as we take you on a journey from Auckland to the West Coast to ‘gram-worthy spots. Here are our top 15 places to take a photo along the Great Journeys New Zealand route, but remember, there’s nothing like seeing it for yourself.

A journey to last a lifetime

So there you have it, our top spots along Great Journeys New Zealand routes. The Coastal Pacific is known for its sweeping views of the Kaikoura mountains, and the Pacific Ocean. While the TranzAlpine boasts its sights of the Southern Alps, deep gorges and West Coast wilderness. And then there’s the Northern Explorer, which will take you through the rolling North Island rolling hills to the volcanic Central Plateau.

So, no matter what journey you’re on, you’re bound to give your camera a good workout. If you’ve got some photos to share, we’d love to see them. Just tag us in your social post and add #greatjourneysnz – and if you’ve got another favourite spot to add to the list, share that as well.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard and seeing all of your brilliant photography! Enjoy.

Explore these spots on an escape by rail