Best Time To Visit New Zealand

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What is the best time to visit New Zealand?

The best time to visit New Zealand is during the months from December to February are New Zealand's summer months, unlike other countries where it's vice versa. Relaxing at the beach, hiking and other adventure activities are best enjoyed during these months. There are also a lot of concerts and festivals that take place during this period, so you can make the most of your journey. The rest of the year it gets really cold and a lot of the natural landscape is inaccessible due to heavy snow.

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December - February (Summer)

As we mentioned, New Zealand's summer months are very beautiful. Everything around is bright and naturally lit up and you will spot a lot of people making the most of the summer, outdoors. Make sure to carry your sunscreen!

March - May (Autumn)

Autumn is a lot cooler and far more peaceful. This is also a great time for some hiking, as you can view the changed colour of the leaves on the trees as you climb. The days are warmer, but the evenings are pleasant. It is a very relaxing time to visit.

June - August (Winter)

The mountains are capped with snow, and the weather is fresh, crisp and pleasant. Ski slopes become packed with people wanting to go skiing. The backcountry trails are truly beautiful during this time, and you can go hiking along them, without the usual crowd.

September - November (Spring)

Spring time is also an excellent time to visit New Zealand. The days are longer and warmer. Flowers are coming out of hiding to bloom beautifully. Snow sports activities are still on during this season, so it truly is the best of both worlds.

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