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When to visit New Zealand

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The most popular time for visitors to New Zealand is most definitely their summer – being located in the southern hemisphere, that means approximately from December to February. With generally warmer and sunnier weather, it’s easy to see why this is such a popular time of year to explore the varied and beautiful country. However, there are also advantages of travelling outside of the summer –

1. Fewer crowds – by travelling in the ‘shoulder’ season either in October/November or March/April, you’ll find that the roads are emptier (not that they are often busy in the first place!) and that visitor attractions are much quieter – offering a more leisurely and peaceful experience of this stunning country.
2. Better prices – often by travelling outside of the peak period, there can be better fares to be found for flights, and reasonably priced accommodation with good availability – ideal for the budget conscious traveller.
3. Different attractions – consider travelling in New Zealand’s winter (June/July/August) for a different perspective and equally beautiful scenery. Much of the landscape at higher altitude becomes transformed by the snow and ice, and makes for fantastic photographic opportunities. There are plenty of ski slopes for winter activities too.

So why not consider a holiday to New Zealand for later this year? There is something to suit everyone year round, and we can help you to plan the right itinerary for you – just give us a call on 01323 446550, or email us at info@experienceholidays.co.uk and we can discuss your holiday plans in detail.



A road made in heaven – South Island – copyright New Zealand Tourism


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