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What Are the Best Seasons to Visit New Zealand?

  • By Denny Hopkin
  • January 6, 2020

What Are the Best Seasons to Visit New Zealand?

In the case of New Zealand, you will find the seasons differing to those in the Northern Hemisphere, and are equivalent to those in Australia.

As far as New Zealand's weather is concerned, it can best be depicted as being very fluctuating, and anything with the exception of tropical. You are probably going to experience four seasons in a single day, which is extremely ordinary!

December - February

You Will Experience Summer Season During These Months in New Zealand

In case you intend to experience the overall weather, at that point, traveling in summer has its own upsides. On the other hand, it likewise has a downside in terms of being the busiest season; therefore, both local vacationers as well as international tourists have to go through the busiest time. Subsequently costs will, in general, be higher, and accommodation in certain areas can frequently be exceptionally hard to acquire.

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You Will Experience Autumn (Fall) Season During These Months in New Zealand

You can experience fantastic changes in colors during the Autumn season in New Zealand. Moreover, you can witness clear russet browns, reds and golden leaves. Regions in New Zealand in the South Island, such as Wanaka and the Otago, or Hawkes Bay in New Zealand's North Island, particularly are the ones to let you witness these spectacular sights.

Tourists who are on self-driven holidays, in case you are traveling whenever after Easter, you will find less crowd on the streets; therefore, this turns out to be the ideal time to make a trip to New Zealand.

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June - August

You Will Experience Winter Season During These Months in New Zealand

In spite of the fact that temperatures in the mountains are cold, as soon as you depart from that point, the winters are generally short and gentle. You will have fresh, clear skies during several days or nights; however, it might be somewhat wetter in the North Island.

Enthusiast and beginner skiers can find great opportunities to experience Ski Fields in New Zealand during the ski season, which extends from June to the first week in October. On the contrary, there are volcanic peaks of Tongariro National Park with Whakapapa and Turoa on the North Island.

South Island has to offer extraordinary skiing at Queenstown, Wanaka, and Mount Hutt, along with several smaller club fields.

Self-driving enthusiasts can easily drive during this season in New Zealand. You possibly will have to face a little traffic on the streets, and any snow that falls is usually in the mountains; however, this is not the case in the valleys. Just the most substantial snowfalls will bring about a couple of days of snow in the lowlands, and this takes place periodically.

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September - November

You Will Experience Spring Season During These Months in New Zealand

The great time during the year to travel to New Zealand is Spring. As the ski season is as yet reaching to completion, with snow covering, the Southern Alps and mountains are great. Adventure enthusiast could have a great opportunity during this time for white water rafting, as the mountain snows begin dissolving.

On the other hand, new flowers and leaves begin their new life during Spring, and this is a great time to witness nature’s beauty. Planters could avail a unique season in New Zealand, with some wonderful gardens and parks to explore. You can find some spectacular highlights In the North Island of New Zealand, or by visiting the Taranaki Rhododendron

There is no preferred time other than Spring to visit gardens and parks of Christchurch, as in the South Island of New Zealand, Christchurch is suitably named "the Garden City." Moreover, Otago and Dunedin have to offer several historic gardens.

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