If you have limited time to travel NZ you’re going to have to choose when you visit - summer or winter. There’s pros and cons for both, and the reason for you visiting NZ will affect your decision. Check out why we rate each season below:
Visiting New Zealand during summer gives you the best chance of great weather, however it is also the busiest time of year for tourism amongst both New Zealanders and international tourists. Unfortunately, high season also, in general, means higher prices, and in some areas you may struggle to find accommodation.
Touring in early or late summer can be a good way to get good weather without the masses of people you’ll find in mid summer.