People often think that the best time for them to visit New Zealand is during the summer months of December, January, and February, and while there is a lot on offer for tourists during this time, there is still a lot of fun that can be had in the winter time too.
Here are just some of the reasons why you really consider June, July and August when booking your own trip:
There are a lot fewer visitors in winter, which means you’ll be able to see much more of everything, have your choice of hotels to stay in, with shorter waiting times at sights too. The roads are also a lot quieter which means that you’ll spend a lot less time driving too.
Because these months are off season, a holiday will cost a lot less money. The cash you save on booking your trip can be better used elsewhere.
Seeing the mountains covered in snow is absolutely breathtaking and really not to be missed. Not only are they beautiful, but this also opens up the opportunities for snowboarding and skiing too.
Yes, there is snow, but it isn’t actually that cold. Average temperatures range from between 10 to 16 degrees Celsius, and the Northern Island is so mild that it’s known as the winterless north’. The South is admittedly colder, but you won’t need to layer up too much.
The Hot Pools!
Counteract the snow and the cold, by experiencing New Zealand’s hot pools, for example the Tekapo Springs on the Southern Island.
Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean you won’t get to see some awesome animals such as baby seals and whales.
The Winter Festival!
Queenstown has a 20 day extravaganza of celebrations complete with parties, food and fireworks which is not to be missed.
As well as the skiing and the snowboarding, you can also try out sled dog tours in Wanaka on the Southern Island.
The cities still have a lot of amazing activities that you can do no matter what the weather, such as the Top 5 Things To Do In Wellington, New Zealand’s coolest capital city.
Try the TranzAlpine train journey through the islands, covering all of the most beautiful landscapes in the winter. This is described as one of the world’s greatest train journeys for a reason!
There are still a lot of great national parks that offer some amazing camping experiences throughout the winter. Try Abel Tasman for just one of these.
There are a lot of cool unique activities to do during the winter, such as the Gold Guitar Week in Gore on the Southern Islands. There are music concerts and an exciting busking competition for you to enjoy.
So as you can see, there are a lot of reasons why you should give New Zealand a try in the winter. You might just be surprised by all the fun you could have.
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