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