New Zealand's most Instagrammed place should come as no surprise

Pictures don't quite do Milford Sound justice, but that's not stopping people from trying.

The New Zealand landmark is the country's most Instagrammed place in 2017, according to year-end geotagged data released by the company.

SEE ALSO: Instagram's most popular posts of 2017

Widely referred to as the "eighth wonder of the world," Milford Sound is a fjord located on New Zealand's South Island. 

With its towering mountain peaks and cascading waterfalls, it's a breathtakingly beautiful destination — although, really, there's nothing quite like actually being there.

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A misty morning in Milford Sound. The boat on the Sound takes 50 passengers plus crew, which shows just how impressive Mitre Peak is! Hope everyone had a great weekend 😊✌️
One of the many amazing waterfalls at Milford Sound #milfordsound #stirlingfalls #southislandnz #stirlingfallsmilfordsound #middleearth #purenewzealand #fiordlandnationalpark
Reminiscing to those mountain vibes 📷 what do you rather: 🗻 or 🏖?
Cruisin’ with @realjourneys through the sounds. . One of my favourite places in NZ! If you’re here over the next few months, add it to your must do list! ☺️❤️
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Instagram featured Milford Sound as the top spot in a list of the 10 most popular locations for Instagramming in New Zealand, which is full to the brim of natural wonders. It's what the country's best known for, after all.

See the nation's other most Instagrammed places: 

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2. Hobbiton Movie Set, Matamata 

3. Lake Tekapo
4. Mount Maunganui
5. Aoraki/Mount Cook
6. Lake Wanaka, Central Otago
7. Tongariro Alpine Crossing
8. Takapuna Beach, Auckland
9. Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown
10. Lake Pukaki
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