Everything from lakes and beaches to cities and movie sets have featured in New Zealand's most Instagrammed locations this year.

Despite having a mere 369 residents in its township, Lake Tekapo was revealed as the most popular spot to share pictures from β€” thanks to the tourists who frequent the picturesque lake and surrounding Mackenzie Basin.

However, it was followed by urban locations a little less off the beaten track, with Auckland's Queen St, Takapuna Beach and the Sky Tower taking second, third and fourth places respectively.

Overall, New Zealand's thriving tourism industry had a clear effect on the results, with popular destinations like the Hobbiton movie set, Milford Sound and Abel Tasman National Park all appearing in the top 10.

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Tourism New Zealand director of marketing, Andrew Fraser, said the list reflected the range of experiences on offer in New Zealand.

"The top 10 list this year is fantastic β€” there are lakes, beaches, cities, glaciers, and movie sets," he said.

"The photography skills of visitors and New Zealanders on Instagram are quite remarkable β€” although they do have some pretty good landscapes to work with."

The most popular Instagram hashtags used in New Zealand also reflected this, with #travel, #nature and #beautiful all featuring in the top 10.

Most Instagrammed New Zealand locations of 2016

1. Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

2. Queen St, Auckland

#seenewzealand #visitauckland #visitnewzealand

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3. Takapuna Beach, Auckland

Morning ✌🏼️

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4. Sky Tower, Auckland

5. Milford Sound, South Island

6. Hobbiton Movie Set, Matamata

Tag someone you'd love to watch the sunrise at Hobbiton with! @hobbitontours #newzealand @beautifuldestinations

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7. Abel Tasman National Park, South Island

8. Mt Maunganui Beach, Tauranga

9. Franz Josef Glacier, South Island

The power of the natural world β„οΈπŸ”. At the edge of the Franz Josef Glacier.

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10. Lake Wanaka, Otago

Most-used hashtags in New Zealand

1. #newzealand
2. #nz
3. #love
4. #auckland
5. #travel
6. #nature
7. #instagood
8. #beautiful
9. #fitness
10. #wellington