Instacrammed: the big fib at the heart of New Zealand picture-perfect peaks

Instacrammed: the big fib at the heart of New Zealand picture-perfect peaks
 

One of New Zealand’s most scenic locations is buckling under the strain of selfie-seeking tourists, with lines of up to an hour to capture scenes of supposed isolation and peace.
Roys Peak in Lake Wanaka is one of New Zealand’s most Instagrammed day walks, a three-hour hike that offers sweeping views towards Mount Aspiring and the Southern Alps.
In the past few years the hike’s popularity has soared, with more than 73,000 people walking it this year, a 12% increase on the year before. Most hikers are lured by the hike’s fame on social media after a promotional campaign by the local tourist... read more

 
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