WHY WINTER? THINK LESS CROWDS, MORE SNOW CAPPED MOUNTAINS...
So you're trying to decide if it's worth leaving the Northern Hemisphere's tropical (or not so) mid-year months to head to New Zealand mid-winter?
Or maybe you're already here and trying to figure out whether surfing in the South Island mid-winter is possible (yes) and where you can impress the rest of the bus with your ice-skating skills (Tekapo).
Head over to NewZealand.com and have a quick read of our Top 4 South Island Kiwi experiences for the colder months. You'll be donning your wetsuit and skis before you know it.
Here's a round-up of our top 4 experiences:
1: Surfing Westport
Rated by many as one of the most memorable ways to start a winter’s day in New Zealand
Mild ocean temperatures year-round
- Experience some of New Zealand’s best skiing & snowboarding
- The town’s lively night life gets even livelier in winter with après-ski
- Skiing, ice skating, snow-shoe trekking, take your pick of snow-based activities!
- Dramatic views of the Southern Alps across Lake Tekapo’s turquoise waters
More snow on the glacier and surrounding mountains
Spectacular heli-ride views and glacier tours
And if you're wondering which pass will let you tick off these four experiences, try any All NZ pass or the Southern Round Up for South Island only.