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5 Insta-approved getaways you can rent just outside of Auckland (that no one knows about yet)

‘Cause if you didn’t ‘gram it, you didn’t do it.

Whether it’s a weekend away with the girls or a romantic retreat with bae, the two have one thing in common: loads of Insta-worthy snap opportunities.

There is also, of course, the indulgence of sitting back and relaxing, scoping out a foodie spot, or hitting places you haven’t before. But most importantly, it’s about putting your #boyfriendofinstagram to good use and making sure that the girls get that best lighting possible, period.

If you’re anything like the rest of us and love a good snap, getting the ultimate ‘gram from your accommodation alone is a bonus, because you’ve got to get your money’s worth from it, right?

We’ve found the diamonds in the rough and compiled a list of getaways (you won’t believe are just outside of Auckland) with snappable backdrops begging to be used for your next selfie.

Scroll to discover our top 5 Insta-approved getaways below: 


The Glass Barn, Oakleigh

Round up the troops and pack your bags, props and a tripod if you’re heading to The Glass Barn. Combining rustic, tropical and homely feels all in one with its cute and quirky backdrops including a caravan, rope chair, pool table and tiki bar – to name a few – you won’t be short on Insta content. #JustAddFilter

Cost: $650 p/n
Sleeps: 6
Visit: The Glass Barn


The Round Tent, Raglan

Take a trip away for two with a point of difference; sleeping in a tent under the stars. Don’t worry if camping isn’t your thing, step out on the chicer side and try your luck at glamping. With an outdoor bath, fire pit, double bed and cosy living space nestled away, you won’t feel like you’re roughing it while you’re happy snapping.

Cost: $290+ p/n
Sleeps: 2
Visit: The Round Tent


The Black and White Barn, Matakana

Want to stay somewhere modern and chic with Parisian feels without actually having to travel far? Transport yourself to The Black and White Barn in Matakana for the ultimate luxe getaway just outside of Auckland. With plenty of backdrops to choose from and a fresh breakie provided by the hosts (#yum), disappointed is not a word you’ll be saying after this escape.

Cost: $250 p/n+
Sleeps: 2+
Visit: The Black and White Barn 


Bohemian City Apartment, Auckland

Channel your inner boho and add a splash of colour to the ‘gram by staying in the ultimate hideaway nestled in Auckland’s CBD. With a vibrant colour palette left, right and centre, this apartment has us dreaming of Morocco. Hello, Instagram!

Cost: $194 p/n
Sleeps: 4
Visit: Bohemian City Apartment


Zen Summer House, Riverhead

Last but not least… Big wooden doors, an outdoor pool, and cosy settings? We’re thinking, hells yes. Take your ‘gram to the countryside and immerse yourself in a world of luxe at the Summer Zen house. If you’re looking for a relaxing hideaway with plenty of photo ops – this is the place.

Cost: $200 p/n
Sleeps: 4
 Zen Summer House, Riverhead

Words: Maxine Fourie
Photos: Supplied


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