Best Time To Visit New Zealand
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Best Time To Visit New zealand
Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination
The best time to visit New Zealand for tourists is the summer season. Months from September to February are considered to be the best months to visit New Zealand. February is considered the peak month in New Zealand with an average temperature of 25 degree Celsius. During the summer season in New Zealand, various festivities like Christmas and New Year can also be enjoyed. New Zealand shares the same cycle of seasons as Australia, is located in the southern hemisphere. So if you are a resident of Asia, North America or Europe, then you will find New Zealand seasons to be the exact opposite to your country. The country experiences summer season from December to January, when it is freezing in most other parts of the world, and thus this is the best time to travel to New Zealand. Most of New Zealand experiences temperate maritime climate, being an island country. However, temperature and climatic conditions vary across the country because of diverse topography, which means any time of the year, can be great for a quick trip to the land of Kiwis.
March-May (11°C to 22°C)
March to May is the gorgeous fall or autumn season in New Zealand and also considered as the best season to visit New Zealand. It is just when the heat of summer wears off and the crowd of the peak of New Zealand tourist season departs, but the country is still warm and welcoming enough to those who seek to take advantage of the dropping hotel charges. Temperature stays around 17°C-22°C in the North Island and 13°C-19°C in the South Island. April sees the trees change colour into hues of crisp burgundy, before the chill starts to settle in by May. These months are perfect for hiking and trekking. best season to visit new zealand
June-August (16°C to 7°C)
June through August is the best time to visit New Zealand for those who love winters and snowfall. Winter in New Zealand offers some of the best ski fields to swoosh in. Queenstown has a number of them, and it also hosts the Queenstown Winter Festival with a whole lot of activities. The season here is cold and crisp, and although snowfall is present, the chill is not unbearable. Visiting New Zealand in June means getting the best of both worlds – the cold of winter and a bit of leftover autumn.
September-November (19°C to 9°C)
September to November sees the spring season in New Zealand, and also the onset of the next tourism season. Flowers and greens cover the fields yet again, and the flocks of lamb and sheep take over the pastures. Visiting New Zealand in November is ideal for those who want to enjoy a little bit of summer and winter both, and that too at cheaper rates than the summer season. November is also seen as the best month to visit New Zealand for a refreshing vacation with friends and family.
December-February (25°C to 12°C)
This is the best time to go to New Zealand. Summer is in full swing by January, bringing in the warmest temperatures over both the islands. However, the weather is quite pleasant and static at around 20°C-24°C everywhere.
Major Festivals in New Zealand to Attend
NZ has multiple Maori festivals throughout the year. But the summertime specifically has many of them. Therefore, it is also the best time to visit New Zealand for many tourists. NZ also celebrates its holiday season in the summer, unlike the Northern Hemisphere. Pasifika Cultural Festival and the Auckland Lantern Festival are two festivals you should not miss.
Climate in New zealand
Summer Season in New zealand
Summers in New Zealand are all about outdoor fun. Beach and water sport activities, biking, cycling, hiking, trekking, canyoning, and many other adventure activities can be enjoyed extensively during summer.
Monsoon Season in New zealand
There is no such fixed monsoon season in NZ. Winter receives enough precipitation in the form of snow, and from March to May, there is some scattered rainfall.
Winter Season in New zealand
Queenstown and Central Plateau region are the wonderlands of New Zealand winter. Multiple ice skating resorts, ski fields and snow hiking become the fun things to do in the country.
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Guptashashank's 8 days trip to New ZealandAmazing experience. The entire crew was readily available everytime.. especially Vikram who answered our calls even during of hours of the day and took care of everything perfectly
K's 17 days trip to New Zealand1- MR Aakash Mehta left TT, but company still using his name in mails. After some of booking , he bacame out of scene. 2- Amit Rana was coordinating and was a great help except few occasions. He failed to deliver 100% vouchers before start of tour. Itinerary agreed was changed during the tour in Melbourne. Though the difference was refunded. 3- For many activities, pick and drop was not included which caused inconvenience and running around. 4- However overall, it was good. Satay at Queenstown and Cairns was excellent.
Ananth's 20 days trip to New ZealandPickyourtrail took care of our requirements very well. Their support was 24/7 and at many instances we received excellent support. They are very professional and helpful. I am happy that I went with Pickyourtrail and will have no hesitation in recommending it to my friends and relatives. Regards. Ram
Rahuljoshi's 5 days trip to New ZealandI think there is just one word that can go for the team is awesome. My trip was amazing right from planning till execution and the on time support.
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Thakur's 7 days trip to New ZealandThankyou Travel triangle for such an amazing trip to New Zealand, as it was my honeymoon trip so I wanted to book the best possible trip ,the hotels were amazing, all the bookings were pre confirmed ,it was a very comfortable trip, Mr. Amit was very helpful during the whole trip despite of time difference of 7.5 hours between India and New Zealand he was always there to assist us , we are very satisfied with your team and we look forward to book our next trip soon with you.
Surabhi's 10 days trip to New ZealandTravel Triangle and hub holidays helped us to plan and customize our tour. We had a really good experience. All the hotels were good. Queens Town properties had a mesmerizing scenic lake and glacier view. We received all the vouchers timely and did not face any issue during our trip. All our hotels were in the central location except for fox glaciar one. We did not have a very good experience with visa however which was done by travel relations. They were not aware of the documents and type of visa and kept bugging us but travel triangle was able to sort it out. Queens town apartments and the view. Glacier helicopter ride Franz joseph Milford cruise and the waterfalls Driving in new Zealand Indian food in new Zealand . It is comparable to indian restaurants.
Vivek's 10 days trip to New ZealandWe booked our New Zealand through travel traingle and hub holidays. Our plan was customised as per our requirements . Hotels, flights, meal, activities , self drive car everything was good. We did not face any issue during our trip. The only set back was Franz Joseph hotel which was 30 mins away from the main city. Other then that everything was good. We did not have a good experience with the visa team though. They were not aware of all the documents needed and we're not even aware that new Zealand tourist visa is an e visa for Indians, we being in Bangalore had to send them documents couple of time. Also they were rude no customer obsession. The 1 start that I have deducted is solely for travel relations the visa company. At one point we felt we could have done processing for our visa and it would have been much faster. But the experience we had with travel traingle and hub holidays is 5*. New Zealand and it's beauty. Self drive with Toyota RAWA Spinnaker's bay apartment Glaciar ride with snow landing Milford sound trip
Jignesh's 13 days trip to New ZealandMy tour was planned by Mr Amit of hub holidays. It was planned very nicely. Amit is a very positive person. My tour was very nice and every thing was smooth. except some last hour cancellation at waihiky tour. but I received refund for the same.
Puneet's 4 days trip to New ZealandThe Package was well understood and compiled as per my requirements. Quick response from the team. Feedback on my Bookings : 1) Rental Car : I was not informed on the Insurance for the car being provided. Nor was it mentioned on the voucher, hence I had to pay $94 dollars for the Insurance.I later came to know that i was provided with a basic Insurance. But obviously I had already paid for Insurance. Secondly the car was hired for 4 days but i actually used it for only one day i.e. while going from Queenstown to Christchurch. Day 1 hotel was within the city and all Activities were within 500m hence it wasn't used. Day 2 Milford hence not used. Day 3 Queenstown to Christchurch used it. Day 4 Hardly used it, only for City Centre. Hence I could have done with only 2 days instead of 4. This information as a planner you should have known. 3rdly I was offered a Petrol car , petrol is a dollar costlier and the average is also less. This being a road trip the car should be offers accordingly. 2) Hotel The Hotel in Queenstown was very good. The Hotel In Christchurch was a Motel and 7 KMs away from the City Centre. Which I found was not upto the standard as compared to the Queenstown hotel. Overall I found the Trip prepared was not cost sensitive. I could have saved alot in comparison to what I have paid. Milford Sound Tour
Vineeth's 14 days trip to New ZealandMy Wife and I had planned to visit New Zealand and wanted a mix of both adventure and a romantic experience. we shortlisted HubHoliday among the various agents. though their pricing was a bit high, the coordination was excellent. Thanks to Mr.Amit for planning it really well in such a short notice. He kept checking on us not just before the trip, but even when we were there. we trusted him blindly on this entire process and he never let us down even once. we had no complains and we thoroughly enjoyed our honeymoon. looking forward to making more memories via HubHOLIDAY. ;)
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New Zealand Dollar is accepted in New Zealand.
Yes, you can but one will need an international driving license.
Yes you can use your visa/mastercard/Amex credit cards to make payments in NZD. Usage of debit cards will need a prior authorization from the banks.
Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound, Lake Taupo and Tongariro National Park, Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, Queenstown, and Wellington are popular places to explore.
Due to pleasant weather all year round, you can book a holiday to New Zealand whenever you feel like it.
August is considered the cheapest month to fly to New Zealand as it is quite cold and it is considered one of the coldest months in New Zealand. Most of the people like to visit New Zealand during the summer season, hence winter season is considered to be the off tourist season in New Zealand and therefore hotel rates, flight rate is all cheap during this season.
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