Thinking about going for a trip to New Zealand? Well, your next step would be deciding when to visit. New Zealand is primarily a mountainous island country located in the southwestern Pacific region, and the climate tends to be unpredictable most of the time. But it also means you can enjoy a vacation there in any time of the year. However, it is better to have an idea about how the nation stays during different months and seasons.
During the summer season, which roughly begins from December and lasts till February, New Zealand can be best described as a paradise for lovers. The warm and sunny climate provides ideal conditions to engage in a variety of activities such as sunbathing, hiking, cycling, swimming, etc. You can also witness many different festivals, concerts, triathlons and races that generally take place during January and February. But do not forget to put on your sunscreen and hat when going out.
The autumn months in New Zealand (March, April and May) are perfect for those who love hiking. The region becomes cool and quiet, as the hills start to receive the first snowfall and the leaves on trees begin to change colour during April and May. If you visit in March, stepping out in the sun without any protection might not be a good idea. Avoid heavy clothing for getting the best out of your hiking trips.
Many people think that winter is not really a good time to visit New Zealand, but they do not realise how amazing this region becomes during the cold and snowy months of June, July and August. Hiking trails appear more serene and peaceful, and the ski fields are opened up for everyone. You can even hike the trails of the backcountry valleys if you like. If you are crazy about snow sports, August would be the perfect time for you to enjoy a stay in the land of the Kiwis.
Spring is perhaps the best time to visit New Zealand, because the number of tourists starts decreasing during November. As the days begin to get warmer and longer, the sun breathes life into the realm of plants and trees. Although snow sports continue to go strong all throughout September, everybody manage to shake off the cold by the beginning of October.
No matter whatever season you choose for paying a visit to this country, make sure that you book your accommodation in advance. Also hire a car in New Zealand if you wish to avoid the hassles of public transportation and move around at your own accord.