Join our InstaMeet Community

Christchurch & Canterbury is home to many stunning photography locations and InstaMeets are the perfect medium to showcase exactly how beautiful our region really is!

By bringing together a passionate, creative and enthusiastic community we can visually tell the story of Christchurch and Canterbury in real-time.

So if you love taking photos and think Instagram is an awesome platform then keep your eye on this page.

We're running a series of #CanterburyNZ InstaMeets - a forum where both experienced and budding Instagrammers and photographers can meet, share tips and experience the breath-taking scenery of Christchurch and Canterbury.

What happens at an InstaMeet?

Since the earliest days of Instagram, people have been meeting up to take photos and videos together. As the Instagram community has grown around the world, so too has the occurrence of InstaMeets. Simply said they're gatherings of people coming together to connect, explore, and celebrate their creativity.

Here at Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism, we've had a lot of success in bringing fellow instagrammers together - luckily for us we're spoilt for choice when it comes to great photography locations.

Register your interest in upcoming InstaMeets

Keep up-to-date with upcoming Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism InstaMeet events. Register your interest now!

Past InstaMeets

We've held a few InstaMeets now. Each one getting bigger and better than the last. Check out what we've been up too.

#AkaroaNZ InstaMeet - 5 March 2016

This InstaMeet was held in association with Black Cat Cruises and Bare Kiwi. A little different to past InstaMeets as we took to the water to explore the harbour and to watch the sunset. Check out the video.

#KaikouraNZ InstaMeet - 17 October 2015

Held in and around the township and peninsula of Kaikoura. This was an excllent forum to absorb as much knowledge as possible from some of the world's most talented and inspiring Instagrammers. Aussie Instagrammers Lauren Bath, Jewelszee, Jarrad Seng and Craig Parry participated along with Young Adventuress, Bare Kiwi and the team from Stoked for Saturday.

World First Instagram Relay #helloworldRELAY - 27 September 2015

Australia's travel group, helloworld, marked the United Nations World Tourism Day on 27 September with an innovative social media initiative. Partnering with over 60 countries and more than 75 Instagrammers, helloworld's Instagram relay captured countries, cities, people and places, through creative and inspiring images on the same date across the planet.

As part of this event Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism held an InstaMeet on Mount Cavendish along with Canterbury's #helloworldRELAY Instagrammer, Sean Scott.

The Port Hills location alllowed Instagrammers a variety of vantage points to capture Christchurch with alps and ocean backdrop, the port of Lyttelton and surrounding bays of Banks Peninsula framed by soft evening light.

#LakeTekapoNZ InstaMeet - 4 July 2015

The #LakeTekapoNZ InstaMeet gave participants the opportunity to capture the 'golden hour' (sunset) over Lake Tekapo learning tips from top Australian Instagrammers Lauren Bath and Garry Norris. For a reduced fee participants could also join Garry and an Earth & Sky astrophotographer to take photos from Mt John Observatory to capture the changing colours as day turned to twilight and the pink glow of the Belt of Venus graced the horizon.